Brian Duhon's debut children's book, The Adventure Friends Ski Day, is an inspiring tale about the fun and adventure of being outdoors. Brian wants to share his love for adventure with others and inspire people to get out into nature and make memories. "I wanted to read books to my children about adventure and teach them about the amazing outdoor activities we have around us, but couldn't find any. So I decided to write one." Brian loves to involve his two sons in his hobbies and show them the thrills of playing and exploring outside.
The story follows along four animal friends skiing on a fun-filled powder day and end the day enjoying each other's company by a fire. Likely to bring a smile to any outdoor enthusiast, the characters have names with outdoorsy puns; Gnarwhal, Radypus, Pow Cow and Shreddy Bear. The colorful and vivid illustrations bring the characters expressions and personalities to life.
"That was good Dad"
"The story and illustrations are so sweet, and funny...perfect for little shredders."
"As residents of Atlanta, my daughter is now obsessed with skiing. Day 1 I had to read it to her 5 or so times and she slept with the book and brought it into our bed the next morning for an encore! It’s a home run and I can’t reccomend it enough for the little ones. We can’t wait for the next edition!"
"This amazing Colorado dad's debut children’s book is a heartwarming tale with beautiful illustrations. I’ve fallen in love with Shreddy Bear."
"I used to snowboard any chance I got. For years we would pack up on the weekends and hit the slopes and had a blast. The Adventure Friends Ski Day brought back so many memories. If you have a little ones that love the snow then this is going to be a great book for them. The story was not only cute and well written, the art is fantastic."
"This is a good book full of vibrant colors and a great message of getting and exploring outdoors. Easy and simple to read!"
"This book is full of adventure, friendship and lots of rhyming! As much as I love warm weather, after reading this book I definitely wanted to bundle up and go skiing!"
"My kids LOVE this book. It gets requested at bedtime every night, but the best part is that I like it to. We've all had those books that our kids want read to them...but they make us want to stab ourselves in the eye with a pencil. This is not one of those books!"
Meet Gnarwhal, the leader of The Adventure Friends. He's a lover of the outdoors and especially looks forward to fresh, powdery snow on the mountain. Gnarwhal loves car camping and his favorite food is squid.
Snowboards - Freeride
Climbs - Sport
MTB - Enduro
Camps - Car camping
Favorite Food - Squid
Meet Radypus, a fun-loving skier who has a need for speed! You'll find her zipping in and out of tree runs. Radypus also likes to backpack in her spare time and eat worms like it's her job.
Skis - Backcountry
Climbs - Trad
MTB - Cross-country
Camps - Bikepacking
Favorite Food - Worms
Meet Pow Cow, the thrill seeking one of the Adventure Friends! You'll find him launching off big jumps at the terrain park but frequently takes a spill. Pow Cow also loves to downhill mountain bike and is always looking for a yummy patch of green grass to eat.
Snowboards - Park
Climbs - Solo
MTB - Downhill
Camps - Glamping
Favorite Food - Grass
Meet Shreddy Bear, the last of our Adventure Friends. She's a bit more of a conservative skiier and prefers to perfect her skills on a groomed run. Shreddy Bear loves spending a fun-filled day with her friends and hosting them back at her cozy retreat in the trees. She also likes to boulder in her free time and catch fresh trout.
Skis - Groomers
Climbs - Boulderer
MTB - Trail
Camps - Backpacking
Favorite Food - Trout
Brian Duhon is a part-time adventurer and first-time children's book author. In his spare time you can find Brian snow boarding, mountain biking, climbing, or wheeling in his Jeep.
He loves taking his two boys up into the mountains, and hopes this book will inspire you to do the same.
Mousam Banerjee is a full time artist and illustrator who loves to engage himself
in painting whimsical children’s books to realistic concept art. Born in an artistic family, he was keen on creating original paintings right from childhood. With a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine arts, he has now made a career in Digital illustrations.
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