New releases from Hawaii authors
By Sandra Jean Patterson, Illustrated by Kristi Fujiyama
Island Heritage. $8.99
This is a small-format hardcover book for children that incorporates elements on each page that children can pull, turn, or move around. The artwork and printing are up to the usual high standards of Island Heritage, a local book publishing company in Waipahu.
"My Filipino Word Book"
By Robin Lyn Fancy and Vala Jeanne Welch
Bess Press. $14.95
This hardcover educational book is intended to help children learn various Filipino words. Each page has a color drawing of an item, and below it are the words for the item in English, Tagalog, and Ilocano. The color illustrations are well done and very eye-catching.