Kick Push

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 Award-winning picture book creator Frank Morrison makes his author/illustrator debut in an exuberant story about being yourself.

Epic has tricks you won't believe. He's the kick flipping, big rail king. When his family moves to a new neighborhood, he can't wait to hit the street with his skateboard. But his old moves don't feel fresh without a crew to see 'em. Epic thinks about giving up his board to fit in, but an encouraging word from his dad helps him see that the trick to making new friends is to always be yourself. Be you. . . be epic!

Award-winning illustrator Frank Morrison offers a heartwarming, dynamic celebration of self-expression, inspired by his own journey through fatherhood.

Frank Morrison works as a fine artist and is the award winning illustrator of many books for children including Our Children Can Soar and Jazzy Miz Mozetta, for which he won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award. Frank lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and their five children.


"Dynamic perspectives, . . . a lively story that encourages kids to use their strengths and talents to find community." --The Horn Book

"Morrison's energetic, brightly hued paintings are rendered in his signature urban mannerist style that also incorporates graffiti and abstract contemporary techniques . . . and the message of being true to yourself and your passions will please young readers." -- Booklist

"A beautifully illustrated book about the exhilaration of being yourself. Recommended for all school and public library collections." -- School Library Journal

"Viewers can focus on the dizzying angles and color intensity of Ivan's airborne maneuvers, the graffiti vibe that permeates his vibrant urban milieu, and the carefully, credibly cultivated cool of his diverse new crew." -- BCCB

"Morrison's upbeat narrative slides along smoothly, mirroring the energy and panache of its protagonist . . . An important reminder that, in the quest for friendship, who you truly are is more than enough." -- Kirkus Reviews





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