After a couple posts about surfing books here & here, it shouldn't come as a surprise that we love books about surfing. We are fans of the sport and enjoy everything surfing related. I was just scrolling through my Instagram feed back in January and saw a book posted by Surfer Magazine called The Surfing Animals Alphabet book. Yes. I went from zero to excited in two split seconds.
I LOVED IT INSTANTLY.
I followed over to who made the book, on Instagram, and fell in love with all of Jonas Claesson's creative projects. I kinda want one of everything in his shop. For real, though. The art is beautiful and fun. Jonas did all of the illustrations for the Surfing Animals book and the words were written by James Redmayne. When I went to order the book, it was on backorder! Possibly due to the post by Surfer Magazine.
It was too cool to not buy, so I bought one and we received it last week. I'm so glad we bought this book. My son, who is almost 5 years old, loves it so much! Even though it's an alphabet book and my girls are 9 and almost 11 years old, they enjoyed it as well. It's a rad book. The rhymes are fun and the pictures are beautifully done. My son wants to learn to surf this year even more now. I mean if the jaguar can...He loved the surfing animals.
As a sweet bonus, it has expanded my son's vocabulary. Since I homeschool my kids, I appreciate this extra educational value. It has familiar animals [elephant] as well as lots of new ones for him [narwhals & wombats, for example]. Also, the unicorn is my favorite. Jonas, if you're reading this, I need a t-shirt with the surfing unicorn. Size Medium. Mahalo, brah.
Here's a look at that raddest alphabet book ever :
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The Surfing Animals Alphabet Book
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