Sunday, January 22, 2017

Surf's Up, by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Daniel Miyares

It's a beautiful day, the surf's up, and Dude wants Bro to come surfing.  In Kwame Alexander's Surf's Up, the two frogs head to the beach together, but Bro wants to finish reading his book.  Dude thinks reading sounds boring, but the more Bro tells him about the story, Dude gets drawn in.  Eventually, Dude picks up the book himself.

Alexander's text and Daniel Miyares's fun, colorful illustrations weave Dude and Bro's trip to the beach together with the story Bro is reading, about a hunt for a great whale.  (Clearly Bro is reading Moby Dick.)  I love the way Alexander embraces both the joy of reading and the fun of being outside and active.  Reading can be an adventure!

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!

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