Kai the Opihi Gets the Point

Kai the Opihi Gets the Point

by Gail Omoto, Garrett Omoto
     
 

In this story of adventure, bravery, and wisdom, little Kai the 'Opihi (a limpet in English), struggles with his fear of the ocean and the resulting fact that his shell is flat and not pointy and muscular like all the other 'Opihi. His friends - the eel, turtle, octopus, bird and crab - all try to give Kai solutions to his problem, but it is finally Tutu 'Opihi,

Overview

In this story of adventure, bravery, and wisdom, little Kai the 'Opihi (a limpet in English), struggles with his fear of the ocean and the resulting fact that his shell is flat and not pointy and muscular like all the other 'Opihi. His friends - the eel, turtle, octopus, bird and crab - all try to give Kai solutions to his problem, but it is finally Tutu 'Opihi, Kai's grandmother, who gives him the needed insight and courage to persevere and overcome his dilemma.

Based on real situations in nature, Kai the 'Opihi Gets the Point also models for our children the value of intergenerational wisdom and the Hawaiian value of ho'omau, or perseverance. The lesson of Kai's story - "cling and don't fear" - is an important concept to help prepare our younger generations for the challenges of life!

Includes a read-along CD, narrated by legendary Hawaiian recording artist Nina Keali'iwahamana!

About the Authors

Gail and Garrett Omoto live in Honolulu with their two daughters, Jessi and Kaci. Gail was raised on the island of Moloka'i. She has an MA degree in early childhood education and is the statewide program director of the Tutu and Me Traveling Preschool Program. Garrett was raised on O'ahu and attended the University of Hawai'i and Manoa, where he graduated with a BA degree in art. Garrett worked at several animation studios in California before returning to Hawai'i and is currently an art teacher at Hawai'i Baptist Academy.

Judy Dill is a mathematics educator and highly regarded teacher of statistics in Hawai'i's schools. Jan is the founder and president of Partners in Development Foundation, a notfor-profit organization committed to working with the children andfamilies of Hawai'i. Jan and Judy have five grown children and eleven mo'opuna (grandchildren).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933835051
Publisher:
Partners in Development Foundation
Publication date:
11/01/2006
Pages:
32

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