Kai the Opihi Gets the Point


A story of adventure, bravery, and wisdom. Little Kai the `Opihi, 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 Tutu `Opihi, Kai’s grandmother, gives him the needed insight and courage to persevere and overcome his dilemma.

The lesson of Kai’s story – “cling and don't fear” – is an important concept to prepare our younger generations for the challenges of life. Based on real situations in nature, Kai the `Opihi series also models for our children the value of intergenerational wisdom and the Hawaiian value of “ho`omau”, or perseverance.

Gail Omoto

Hardcover, 32 pp.