"An engaging book to entertain and educate young readers about the Hawaiian lifestyle and culture."
Rating: 5.0 stars from Readers' Favorite Reviews.
Have you ever been to Hawaii? Let Maya & Filippo show you around! Learn important facts about the islands' geography and history. Discover the culture of Hawaii with its lei, ukeleles and hula dance. But there's more. Learn how to live the spirit of Aloha with Maya & Filippo.
If you enjoy kids' books for ages 4-8, this will be a wonderful introduction to Maya & Filippo's world of cruise travel.
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.09(d)|
About the Author
How exciting would it be to live on a cruise ship and visit many different places around the world? Maya, Filippo, and their family know how interesting, fun, and knowledgeable life on a cruise ship can be. Today's particular stop is on the shores of Hawaii! Come join Maya and Filippo as they learn about the Hawaiian culture, enjoy the beaches, learn very interesting and fun facts about the people, as well as take a few classes in dance and instrument playing. Maya & Filippo Show Aloha by Alinka Rutkowska is just one of the books in a series of children's pictorial books in which young readers are introduced to geography, culture, and other interesting facts about a special place in the world. In this particular book, that special place is Hawaii.
Children love to learn about new places, new people, and new things. Author Alinka Rutkowska brings that love for learning to life with her book series, and this particular book on Hawaii. Each page is filled with beautiful illustrations enhancing the visual picture created within each child's imagination. The text holds valuable learning resources for parents, teachers, and librarians to utilize when teaching about geography and culture within a particular location. The book provides a quiz at the end with questions about what the child or student has read. This would make for a great class project, or homework or research assignment. Maya & Filippo Show Aloha is an engaging book to entertain and educate young readers about the Hawaiian lifestyle and culture, perfect for children from kindergarten to second grade education levels.
Rating: 5.0 stars. Reviewed By Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The cruise ship Maya and her brother Filippo are on docks in Hawai'i. The children can't wait to explore the islands. Maya and Filippo are introduced to the Aloha way of living. They learn about the culture and beliefs of the islands, as they learn about Aloha. Maya and Filippo take on some new challenges too. I adore these books. The lessons they teach children are amazing. While keeping the book fun and the pace the way it should be, Ms. Rutkowska slips the lesson. I enjoy the fact younger children have this resource to learn about new things. The concepts included give children a head start with learning about the world around them. Your littles will become friends of Maya and Filippo's in no time. I found no issues. I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because they are just delightful. ~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~
This fun tale starts with a brief, enticing question: just where are Maya, Filippo and their mother going on their wonderful cruise ship? The clues are sensible, and the reward for answering correctly is a happy cheer and a cheerful book, filled with bright colors, simple text, and plenty of interesting tidbits of Hawaiian information, including the full meaning of Aloha. Soon the two children are playing on a beach, appreciating everything around them in a spirit of Aloha. And soon young readers can demonstrate what they’ve learned by answering quiz questions based on the tale. It’s all smoothly and intelligently done, illustrated with verve, style and color, and it makes a very pleasant read to share. At the end of the book, a collection of illustrations advertises others in the series; this looks like a great way to introduce young children to the world beyond their hometown. Disclosure: I heard about this book from the author and found it when it was free. And I’m offering my honest review.
Maya and Filippo are a sister and brother pair who travel around the world with their parents and their cat Otello on the Fun Princess cruise ship. Today Maya and Filippo dock at Honolulu on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. They learn that the word "Aloha" means both "hello" and "goodbye", but it has another more important meaning as well. This is another fun and educational offering from Alinka Rutkowska and illustrator Konrad Checinski. This time, the story itself contains a lot of factual information. Your children will learn about Hawaiian geography, language, history, and customs. The story is followed by a short quiz to check your child's comprehension and to reinforce key points. It also includes information about Hawaii and Aloha. This is my favorite book in the series so far. I received this book in return for an honest review.