The Surf­ing An­i­mals Al­pha­bet Book

Surfing World - - Introduction -

The lit­mus test of any good child­hood A-Z book is that dreaded X. So many xy­lo­phones! So how does Surf­ing An­i­mals, the most shred­tas­tic kids A-Z book on the planet, han­dle it? Well, very well, and it’s a good in­di­ca­tion of just how solid this kid piece of surf lit­er­a­ture re­ally is: “The Xeno­pus is a type of frog, who usu­ally surfs an old school log. But when she’s keen for some big-wave fun, she’ll surf with her step-up, a light­ning-bolt gun.” Nailed it. Surf­ing An­i­mals is the de­light­ful col­lab of Sydney il­lus­tra­tor Jonas Claes­son and Gold Coast writer/rhymer James Red­mayne, that is truly au­then­tic in it’s surf lan­guage and style. The only prob­lem with it is a big ol’ J for jeal­ousy, wish­ing this was around for when we were sand-eat­ing tod­dlers. – jonasclaes­

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