Author Aaron Reynolds and Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat recently set out on tour for their new picture book, Dude!, a surfer comedy featuring a single word. The tour kicked off with a launch party in late April at Anderson’s Bookshop in Chicago, and wrapped up in May. We’ve gathered a selection of highlights from the events, which included school and bookstore visits, theatrical readings, and more.

Santat (l.) and Reynolds brought the surfer ’tude to Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park, Calif. Click here to see a video of their reading.

The picture book duo presented their new work during a visit at Washington Elementary School in Redondo Beach, Calif.

Checking out the welcome sign at Beverly Cleary Elementary School in Portland, Ore., at an event hosted by Green Bean Books.

The team was stoked to make an appearance at Open Magnet Charter School in Los Angeles.

Santat and Reynolds turned up the drama for an outdoor reading at Green Bean Books.

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