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Jan. 22nd, 2009

hawaii girl

a tale of two friends, part two (and a recipe)!


#1 in an ongoing series of posts celebrating the alphabet.


A Fishy Alphabet in Hawai'i, by Leslie Ann Hayashi,
pictures by Kathleen Wong Bishop (Mutual Publishing, 2007),
Picture Book for ages 4-8, 32 pp.

Calling all fish lovers!

Whip out your good time goggles and dive straight into this playful book!

Leslie Ann Hayashi and Kathleen Wong Bishop, long time pals from Wahiawa (the unheralded center of the creative universe), really know how to make a splash when it comes to the alphabet.

Did someone just say alphabet? Hold me down, please.

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Jan. 21st, 2009

hawaii girl

a tale of two friends, part one


   

      
       Fables from the Garden by Leslie Ann Hayashi,
     pictures by Kathleen Wong Bishop,
     (University of Hawai'i Press, 1998), ages 4-8, 40 pp.


What a small world!

This week I'm featuring several books written and illustrated by two women originally from my home town of Wahiawa, on the island of O'ahu. Since they're younger than I am, I didn't know them growing up, but happily I know them now through their charming picture books.

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