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The Science of Surfing: A Surfside Girls Guide to the Ocean

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Sporty teen girls dive into ocean of fun and useful facts.

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Comics can be the perfect medium for nonfiction, and this engaging overview of ocean-related science is a good introduction to trekking through tidal pools and catching waves. Author-illustrator Kim Dwinell employs a pleasing doodle-like art style in The Science of Surfing, inviting readers to keep the pages turning. To keep the tone light, Dwinell uses jokes and character bits, and the result is a thoughtful and enlightening guide to the aquatic world.

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