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© 2019 by Elizabeth Rusch

"The book's vibe is
energetic and peppy,
just like its protagonist" Kirkus

Gidget the Surfing Dog

Catching Waves with a Small but Mighty Pug

Meet Gidget, a small but mighty pug who overcame a life-threatening illness to become a world-champion surfing dog. Her story is told with beautiful, eye-catching photography that features adorable canines on and in the water.

This is the inspiring true story of Gidget, a world-champion surfing pug, who grew from a hyperactive handful of a pup to a poised and impressive surfer whose efforts are devoted to charity.

As she and her owner Alecia find their way through challenges including a life-threatening illness, Gidget’s story becomes not only about a dog learning to surf and compete in dog surfing competitions but also about making the most of the life you are given and giving back to your community.

Gidget the Surfing Dog is filled with fun and informative science sidebars that help kids understand how waves are formed, how to identify different types of waves, and other aspects of the science of surfing. The book also covers the problem of trash in the ocean–an issue that Gidget and Alecia work together to address.

Little Bigfoot

April 2020

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"The book's vibe is energetic and peppy, just like its protagonist" Kirkus