Kai the 'Opihi Gets the Point
Hardcover, 32 pp.
A story of adventure, bravery and wisdom. Little Kai the ʻOpihi, 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 ʻopihi. His Tutu ʻOpihi, 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 ʻOpihi series also models for our children the value or intergenerational wisdom and the Hawaiian value of “hoʻomau”, or perseverance.