Archive for 'Dude'

Lisa Pliscou’s “Fun with Dude and Betty” on Imgur

Clocking in at nearly 900,000 views on Imgur, here’s an image from Lisa Pliscou’s surf-speak book Dude: Fun with Dude and Betty, published by HarperCollins.


Appearing on Imgur, this is an image from Lisa Pliscou's book FUN WITH DUDE AND BETTY.

Most heinous, Bud!


Dude has been praised by the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, the Horn Book, School Library Journal, and the Associated Press, as well as by such surf luminaries as Matt Warshaw, author of The Encyclopedia of Surfing, and Duke Boyd, Hang Ten cofounder and author of Legends of Surfing.


Check it out on Imgur.

More about Dude here.


“Dude” to Be Featured at the Art of Surfing Festival 2015

Lisa Pliscou’s book Dude: Fun with Dude and Betty will be featured at the 2015 Art of Surfing Festival in Ocean City, New Jersey, which runs from July 30 through August 1st.

Art of Surfing Festival 2015

Published by HarperCollins and praised by the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Booklist, the Associated Press, and more, Dude is a comic surf-speak riff on the classic “Dick and Jane” primers.

More about the festival here.

More about Dude here.





Lisa Pliscou Participating in “Support the Troops”

Lisa Pliscou is proud to be participating in the 2015 “Support the Troops” event by offering signed copies of three of her books: Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer, David’s Discovery, and Dude: Fun with Dude and Betty.

To learn more about the “Support the Troops” event, and to place a bid, click here.

To learn more about Lisa’s books, click here.



Whoa! A meme for “Dude”!

“What a non-bogus babe Betty is”: this line from Dude: Fun with Dude and Betty pops up on Reddit and goes viral as a meme.


“Dude” and the Surfrider Foundation: Wave Warriors!

Says Jim Moriarty, CEO of the Surfrider Foundation, about DUDE: “I laughed. I cried. OK . . . I didn’t cry.” The Surfrider Foundation teams up with Lisa, illustrator Tom Dunne, and HarperCollins Children’s Books to create a “Wave Warrior” environmental handout for kids.

More here.


“Hilarious,” cheers the Wall Street Journal about “Dude”

Read Meghan Cox Gurdon’s full review here.