Synopses & Reviews
andldquo;Two birds of a feather, a chick and her dad, lived by the shore, in a radical pad. A legend in surfing, Chickandrsquo;s dad ruled the Roost. Chickandrsquo;s dream was to learn every move he produced.andrdquo;
So begins the story of a little chick and her dad who take to the beach so she can finally learn how to surf. At first Chickandrsquo;s mood is foul as she struggles through some gnarly waters, but soon she is catching waves on her own board and even doing righteous tricks, just like her rad dad!
Filled with cool surf lingo, this sweet rhyming picture book is perfect for summer at the beach and for celebrating the love between a father and a daughter.
Praise for Surfer Chick
andldquo;A most expressive chicken makes a splash in this winning title about learning to surf. Dempsey keeps her groovy, rhyming text tight to create a raplike beat that colorfully describes a young chickandrsquo;s adventures tackling the waves. A guaranteed andlsquo;Cowabunga!andrsquo;andrdquo;
andmdash;Kirkus Reviews, starred review
andquot;This is a sweet, spunky story about perseverance and gaining confidence. Acrylic paint and colored pencil with a hot press watercolor make the sunsets dynamic and bright. Totally awesome!andquot;
andmdash;School Library Journal, starred review
andldquo;Rollicking, righteous fun.andrdquo;
HONORS winner: 2012 National Parenting Publications Book Awards
Join Sally as she experiences new friends, new smells, and new games on her seashore adventure. Adapted from the classic picture book Sally Goes to the Beach and illustrated in Huneckand#8217;s frame-worthy art, this simplified text is perfect for animal-loving beach babies.
Sam is a good boy, but he always seems to be getting into trouble! His grandma thinks he is being careless, running through her garden, but he is just saving his best friendand#8217;s hat from the wind. He helps his grandpa make honey toast, but then takes the rap when his mother arrives to survey the mess. His parents think Sam has disobeyed them by going out into a storm, when in fact he is saving a little hatchling that had fallen from its nest.
Part picture book and part graphic panels, older children will love this fun story and will identify with misunderstood Sam as he struggles between what is right and wrong, what is good and bad.
Praise for Bad Boy, Good Boy
"In four brief chapters, young readers meet Sam, an exuberant, somewhat impulsive pup whose heart is in the right place."
"Choraoand#8217;s visual storytelling is strongand#151;her watercolor, gouache, and black pen panel illustrations are suggestive of a graphic novel for youngest readers."
"The animal characters have comical expressions and a great sense of movement. Chorao makes some enjoyably interesting choices in breaking up pages into comic-book panels, adding to the overall visual appeal. Kids will certainly relate to Sam, whose intentions are always good even if he sometimes causes a commotion."
and#151;School Library Journal
"Choraoand#8217;s signature watercolor, gouache, and ink illustrations depict all the characters as dogs with human attributes and emotions."
About the Author
Stephen Huneck was the bestselling, award-winning author of seven previous Sally adventures and an internationally acclaimed painter, sculptor, and printmaker. His artwork is in the collections of the American Folk Art Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. He lived with his wife, Gwen, and their four dogs in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, near Dog Mountain, where his Dog Chapel is located. His own dog, Sally, was Huneckand#8217;s inspiration for these books. Huneck died in 2010.