Surfer Chick by Kristy Dempsey
“Two birds of a feather, a chick and her dad, lived by the shore, in a radical pad. A legend in surfing, Chick’s dad ruled the Roost. Chick’s dream was to learn every move he produced.”
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 Chick’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! [JPB DEMPSEY]
Muncle Trogg by Janet Foxley
“A topsy-turvy fairy tale about a small giant on a big adventure!
“Mount Grumble is where the giants live. But (contrary to what you might think, maybe because of their name) not every “giant” is, um…big. In fact, Muncle Trogg is so SMALL that all the other giants make fun of him for being people-sized. And toss him around like a football!
“Fed up, Muncle Trogg climbs down Mount Grumble to take a look at the Smallings (that would be humans) he supposedly looks like. What he discovers is…
“…a sulky green dragon and a terribly sensible girl? But when Mount Grumble is put in harm’s way, it’s up to little Muncle to be the bigger smallest giant, prove that size doesn’t matter, and somehow save his home!”
A first novel by the author who won the third annual London Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition with this book in 2010; the sequel, MUNCLE TROGG AND THE FLYING DONKEY, has already been published in the United Kingdom. [J FOXLEY]