ABOUT THE BOOK
Salty Little Sliders is a printed, high quality art and story book that follows four friends on a day filled with adventures on land and in the sea.
LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN...
New things can be intimidating, but the ocean belongs to everyone. With rich imagery and bold statements, Salty Little Sliders inspires kids to try new things, explore, and experience the ocean.
The story instills in kids a respect for nature, an acceptance of others, a curiosity for new experiences, and a sense of responsibility in the face of the unknown. These values are foundational to help kids grow with healthy hearts and minds.
GET TO KNOW YOUR NEW FRIENDS
Moon, a rider of the waves. Recently placed 2nd at a body surfing contest. She always skates or bikes to the beach with a surfboard in hand. Chooses fruit over candy. Moon enjoys tide pooling, whale watching, teaching friends to surf, listening to music and dancing. Moon enjoys reading books about sea explorations and dreams of doing it herself one day.
Koa is a down to earth mellow shredder both on land and in the water, on a skateboard or surfboard. He throws a big shakka to all that he passes. Koa's go to snack is apple slices in peanut butter. Koa plays water polo for his school team and swims long distances to prepare for junior lifeguard competitions. Koa wants to be a lifeguard on the North Shore like his uncle.
Finn, a thrill seeker, enjoys kayaking the rivers and shredding in the sea. Finn is a collector of ocean treasures, shells and sea glass. His favorite food is pizza. Finn enjoys watching movies about people exploring our oceans, rivers, and high mountain peaks. Finn dreams of traveling the world after attending film school creating his own adventures to share with others.
Sunny lights up every break with her smile and surf skills. On a long or short board Sunny always surfs with style and grace. Her favorite food, a grilled cheese with a side of carrot sticks. She enjoys long beach walks with her dog Huck. Sunny wants to study veterinary medicine and will always have a dog by her side.
MEET THE ARTIST
Dave Gardner is an artist, surfer, skateboarder, and has been living in Santa Cruz, California for over 30 years. When he’s not illustrating, he’s writing, traveling, exploring locally and cooking.