New releases from Hawaii authors
"Going to the Zoo in Hawaii"
By Mora Ebie and illustrated by Jon J. Murakami
Mora Ebie's colorful new book is designed for kids, but even adults will appreciate the excellent artwork by local comic artist Jon Murakami. The format is a medium-size hardcover, and despite its short length, the book should be a delight for children who are interested in animals. The text provides the story of one local family visiting the zoo, and includes basic fun facts.
"Holoholo i Hawaii"
By Mike Tackett
This paperback book by Mike Tackett bills itself as an "activity book" for children. It turns out to be an accurate claim because the author has included crossword puzzles, stickers, Hawaiian word games, mazes, connect-the-dot games and other brain teasers. The artwork is first rate, and the answers to all of the puzzles and games are included in the back of the book. This is a creative way to teach kids Hawaiian words.