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Written by Anne Bustard & illustrated by Daniel Wiseman
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In this family-oriented picture book, one brave cat discovers how rad trying new things can be!

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.

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Who Wrote Rad!

Anne Bustard

Anne Bustard has an MFA in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of many books for young readers, including the award-winning Buddy: The Story of Buddy Holly. Find her online at

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Who Illustrated Rad!

Daniel Wiseman

Daniel Wiseman likes to draw. A lot. He likes it so much, he’s made a career out of it. Usually he draws animals wearing clothes, or kids enjoying a good dance party. However, when prodded, he’s been known to draw pretty much anything else. Daniel currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with his beautiful wife and his equally beautiful son. When he isn’t drawing, he can usually be found doing one of these great things: perfecting his biscuit recipe, hiking up a mountain in some faraway location, singing loudly in his car, riding his bike on the mean streets of STL, or napping.

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Publication Date:
May 5, 2020

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