Pua Polu, the Pretty Blue Hawaiian Flower
Hardcover, 32 pp.
Pua Polū is the tale of a curious little koali, a morning glory, who is determined to see everything going on around her. Against her mother’s advice, Pua Polū stays awake long after the sun has set and the rest of her family has gone to sleep. She discovers that the night is a strange and lonely place, and learns a valuable lesson about family and the cycles of life. Beautifully illustrated with block prints by award-winning artist Caren Loebel-Fried, the book includes a song on CD entitled “Pua Polū,” performed by renowned Hawaiian musical artist Keola Beamer.