Book Birthday Bash: RAD!

Book Birthday Bash


RAD!Happy Book Birthday to RAD!

In this picture book, Esther, Chester, Hester, and Sylvester are stoked to shred at the skate park! But unlike his daring brothers and sisters, Lester is a total fraidy-cat. Skateboarding doesn’t come easily to him—and with only nine lives to spare, why should he risk one on the half-pipe? When Lester sees how much fun his family is having, he decides to give it a shot anyway . . . only to wipe out! With the encouragement of his supportive siblings, Lester gets back up and tries again.

We’re so happy you’re at our party for RAD! Join in the fun…


We’re at a cool skate park by the beach!


Sk8er Boi by Avril Lavigne! And some classic surfing music: Surfin’ USA by the Beach Boys, Wipeout by The Surfaris, and Pipeline by the Chantays.


RAD & swagCool food for cats! Fish tacos, tuna fish sandwiches, and goldfish crackers. And for dessert, rad skateboard cookies, and a gnarly skate park cake.


We’re watching a righteous skateboarding demo by a cool cat, purrfecting our skateboard tricks, making graffiti on a giant piece of plywood, playing rounds of Go Fish, and learning how to hang ten on a surfboard! Sick! Click the links below to join in:

Skatingboarding Cat

How to play Go Fish

Surfing cat

Ten Basic Skateboarding Tricks for Beginners

Guy Marino skateboarding

Mark Gonzales in Video Days

Tips for Beginner Surfers That Guarantee Fun in the Waves

Learn to Surf Video

How to Surf: 7 Beginner Mistakes and How to Fix Them


Temporary beach-themed tattoos, Meow Skateboard stickers, finger skateboards, and Swedish fish.

RAD! is written by Anne Bustard and published by Abrams Books for Young Readers. You can buy this book at the retailers below…

Anne Bustard

Anne Bustard

Anne Bustard loves cats, especially fraidy-ones. Hawaii-born, she is a beach girl at heart. So it’s no coincidence that most of her books include a beach. Anne is the author of several books for young readers, including the award-winning Anywhere But Paradise, and the recently published Blue Skies. She is the former co-owner of a children’s bookstore and holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Recently married to her college sweetheart, she divides her time between Canada and Texas. Find her online at, Facebook, Twitter @annebustard and Pinterest.

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