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Surf's Up For Kimo e-book

Author:

Keoni Montes,Kerry Germain

Language:

English

Category:

Children

Subcategory:

Geography & Cultures

ePub size:

1657 kb

Other formats:

lit azw doc lrf

Rating:

4.8

Publisher:

Island Paradise Publishing; 1st edition (April 2001)

Pages:

48

ISBN:

0970588909

Surf's Up For Kimo e-book

by Keoni Montes,Kerry Germain


Start reading Surf's Up For Kimo on your Kindle in under a minute. But Kimo first must learn to swim. After all, surfing is an ocean sport, with the best waves usually quite a ways from shore, so swimming is a vital survival skill.

Start reading Surf's Up For Kimo on your Kindle in under a minute. So, first Kimo is taught discipline in learning to swim well, and with endurance. Next Kimo must study the surf, the break of the waves, the movement of the water, so he gains an understanding of the waves he wants to surf, and so he learns the essential respect of the sea.

On the last day of school Kimo listens to everyone's exciting plans for the summer. Lots of kids are going to the biggest and best amusement park and Kimo is staying home

On the last day of school Kimo listens to everyone's exciting plans for the summer. Lots of kids are going to the biggest and best amusement park and Kimo is staying home. A walk in his back yard becomes an adventure as he discovers his neighborhood can be just as much fun as any amusement park. Educational illustrated glossary included. Lots of kids are going to the biggest and best amusement park on the mainland and Kimo is jealous

On the last day of school Kimo listens to everyone's exciting plans for the summer. Lots of kids are going to the biggest and best amusement park on the mainland and Kimo is jealous. Then a walk in his own back yard becomes an adventure. He discovers his neighborhood can be just as much fun as any amusement park. This delightful story also encourages kids to experience the people.

The artist Keoni Montes brilliantly brought Surf's Up For Kimo and Kimo's Summer Vacation to life after hours of thought and discussion. Using photographs as a guide, he painted each of the oil on canvas illustrations with the children in mind. He is a master at capturing the unique life and color on the island. Germain was fortunate to have seen his work at the Haleiwa Arts Festival where their working partnership began. Haleiwa Arts Festival Letter Work by Keoni Montes can see seen Gallery Haiku at Windward Mall and Island Treasures Art Gallery in Kailua.

Surf's Up For Kimo, Kimo's Summer Vacation, Kerry Germain, Kimo's Surfing Lesson, Island Paradise Publishing Award winning children's author.

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Kimo wants to learn to surf like his brothers, but first his mother makes sure he can swim well. Kimo finally gets his first surfboard and with persistence and determination he stands up on his first wave. The story teaches respect for the ocean and positive problem solving skills.

Narrated by author Kerry Germain Enjoy the story of the boy who wished to surf with all his heart  .

by Kerry Germain Author · Keoni Montes Illustrator. Adobe PDF eBook 2. MB. Surf's Up For Kimo. Juvenile Fiction Juvenile Literature.

Five-and-half-year-old Kimo longs to be a surfer like his brothers, two of the best wave riders on the North Shore. With their help, he learns the steps to becoming a surfer. He also listens to his mother's story that encourages him to keep trying. With his own persistence he finally succeeds. This surfing story was written from the heart for young, (3-8) up and coming surfers. Each page is filled with brightly colored North Shore realism, allowing kids to relate to kids. A fun and inspiring picture book, each page has a border across the bottom, depicting Hawaiian foliage common to the area. A back glossary describes the leaves and some of their uses.
Xellerlu
This Hawaii Book Publishers Association Award of Excellence winner operates on a number of levels. The first is the straightforward Oahu North Shore story of Kimo and his desire to surf like his big brothers. To do so, he must learn patience and discipline, he learns that something attained comes through a process, sometimes long. There also is an opportunity to learn from his mother, and to gain the knowledge that parental advice isn't so far removed from kids. There are also a number of fun and educational extras inside.
Kimo asks, and his brothers make the collective decision to teach him to surf, and they do it together, as a family effort. But Kimo first must learn to swim. After all, surfing is an ocean sport, with the best waves usually quite a ways from shore, so swimming is a vital survival skill. So, first Kimo is taught discipline in learning to swim well, and with endurance.
Next Kimo must study the surf, the break of the waves, the movement of the water, so he gains an understanding of the waves he wants to surf, and so he learns the essential respect of the sea.
Then his brothers surprise him--he'd been concentrating so hard on his training, he'd lost track of his frustration--with his own surfboard. It's a family longboard hand-me-down, the same board they learned on. This is a great physical reinforcement of the family effort to get Kimo surfing, ohana all the way.
Finally, his mother offers advice from her younger surfing days. She teaches him the self-confidence he will need to catch and ride his first wave on his own, in front of the older, more experienced boys. It is, after all, his mother's advice which finally gets him up and gets him his first ride.
The illustrations are wonderful, with perfect color, content, and level of detail to communicate life in non-Waikiki Hawaii. There are a number of small inserts in the illustrations which are referenced with text at the back of the book that serve as teaching points for the flora and fauna of Hawaii. This is accompanied by a glossary of different things seen in the book, from Hawaiian plants and flowers to a recipe for banana bread, as well as a simple Hawaiian pronunciation guide. The front and back inside covers also feature a simple map of the Hawaiian islands to situate the story. These are very thoughtful educational touches.
I strongly recommend this book for all small children, whether from Chicago, Siberia, or Polynesia. Its solid, well-presented themes and lessons of family and personal development transcend surfing and the warm waters of the Pacific.
Nnulam
Great book for very young kids that love surf and the ocean
Wrathmaster
This is one of my 3 year old son's and my favorite books. The messages of patience, persistance and learning something new are great. The warmth and love between Kimo and his brothers is very sweet. I also love that before jumping on the surf board Kimo first needs to learn to swim and learn to read the waves. His mother's mantra of "I can catch this wave, I can catch this wave, and ride it all the way" is nice both in the story but also as model for helping you child when they are trying to master something new. It also stands out for having such a nice portrayl of love and helping between boys. There is no violence or bad behavior represented in the book so it is appropriate for all ages (including toddlers who mimic everything). It also has fairly nice illustrations.
Delalbine
Wanted this book as my son's name is Kimo and he is about to be a father and I thought he would love the book'
Quellik
I love this book that I bought for my little nephew!
I had to buy more of these from this writer because it was just sooo cute!
6snake6
A favorite family book. Beautiful universal story. great to add to collections of surf literature. Have gifted this several times; recipients mentione uniqueness and beauty of drawings.
Styphe
Great illustrations and messages in this book. We love how the brothers teach kimo how to surf and how they cheer for kimo. I also love the mother's words of wisdom.
It had some writing from the author to a specific kid's name on the inside front cover. This was awkward and would have preferred to know of personal inscriptions. Not sure if others would feel the same...kept me from giving a 5 star rating

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