Birthday boy Ah Kee couldn’t wait for his long life noodles. On his way to the market with Ma, he invites friend after friend to join him for noodles.Will Ma have enough to feed everyone he’s invited? As the noodles are being prepared, one by one, each guest brings an ingredient to add to the pot. Not too much; just what they can offer. Soon, all gather to celebrate Ah Kee’s birthday.
This book is a tribute to the late- 1950’s rural lifestyle in Hawai‘i, a time when folks farmed the land, took care of one another, and shared what they could – something we’d always like to remember and to continue to practice; important memories and values to pass on to youngsters.
|Publisher:||Island Paradise Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Adriano F. Abatayo III was born and raised in Nanakuli, Hawai‘i. He began to show his artistic talents at the ripe age of 5 – drawing animals and people. As an adult freelance artist, he has received much praise for his work from the likes of Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, and President Bill Clinton. Though he now calls California home, Hawai‘i will always remain a special part of his life.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The authors voice makes for a wonderful addition this muti cultural story that is the very make up of Hawaii's plantation days. Good story for grandparents to read to their grand kids. The illustrations draw the reader into Ah Kees world beautifully!