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Surfin' the ABC's: A Waves of Steel Book (Paperback)

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By Claire Herbert, Jim Herbert (Created by)
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The surfing world comes to life with its fun atmosphere and unique language while reinforcing the letters of the alphabet. Jim Herbert created the beautifully hand sculpted surfing characters in this book out of recycled metal such as car bumpers, fenders, pipes, and kitchen utensils.

Both adults and children will enjoy the intricate designs and personalities of each individual surfer. Look closely, and you will see silverware patterns, window wipers, snow chains and many more commonly used metals that have been re purposed, and given new life as they have been transformed into these live action surfers.

All the surfing buddies give mini lessons that demonstrate the meanings of some popular surf lingo for each letter of the alphabet. Combine all that with beautiful ocean photography, and you have yourself a very cool book to be enjoyed by all ages. Surf’s Up Dude!

About the Author

Jim Herbert is a long time resident of Santa Cruz, and a retired auto collision repair shop owner. He now enjoys using his skills of working with metal to create art. He combines those metal working skills with his love for the ocean and surfing, and the result of blending these passions can be seen in his incredible sculptures. His surfers, paddle boarders, and other ocean related characters are all hand crafted out of all sorts of recycled metal. Jim's love of surfing, and the ocean is his inspiration. "It's truly magical what the ocean can do for me. It's powerful, beautiful, and awesome. We are so fortunate to be part of it. You know you cannot conquer the ocean, but you'd like to try. You fear it, and love it at the same time." Claire Herbert has lived most of her life in the San Jose area. She moved to Santa Cruz in 2010 after she and Jim were married. She has been teaching language arts to middle school students for over 30 years. In the growing collection of Jim’s metal surfers staring at her all throughout the house, she saw that they each had distinct personalities, and decided to write a children's book that would bring these characters to life in a fun and educational way. Although she did the writing, Jim assisted her with the surf lingo, and in making sure the surfers were positioned correctly in the waves. Surfin’ the ABC’s is truly a joint effort that blends the authors’ passions of ocean, surfing, reading, and children.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780692946411
ISBN-10: 0692946411
Publisher: Waves of Steel
Publication Date: September 13th, 2017
Pages: 26
Language: English


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