Written by Beth Greenway, illustrated by Tammy Yee Arbordale Publishing
BEHIND THE SCENES: View rough sketches and research photos for this book here.
Nani has always dreamed of being a princess. When a real Hawaiian princess comes to her hometown of Hilo, Nani dresses in her best clothes. But as she watches Princess Luka, who has come to save the town from a volcanic lava flow, Nani learns that there is more to being a princess than fine clothes. This incredible story of kindness and generosity is based on the historical 1880-1881 eruption of Mauna Loa on the Island of Hawai'i and the real-life Princess Luka.
Iki, the Littlest 'Opihi
Written & illustrated by Tammy Yee Island Heritage Publishing
2nd Edition with fun, new artwork!
'Opihi are known to live by clinging to rocky shores and can withstand the mightiest waves. Amongst all snails and slugs, Hawaii loves the 'opihi best of all.
Our story follows Iki, the littlest 'opihi. Iki understands the duties of his kind: 'opihi stick together no matter what, but Iki doesn't feel like settling down and seeks adventures in the open ocean. When an 'opihi picker visits Iki's rock, will he finally be able to "stick to it" to avoid a fatal outcome? Learn more...
Easy Bird Origami
Written & illustrated by Tammy Yee Dover Publications
From familiar birds of the Western hemisphere — the Baltimore Oriole, Black-Capped Chickadee, and Northern Cardinal — to Asia's Strawberry Finch, Africa's Lilac-Breasted Roller, Australia's Red-Backed Kite, and the Flame Bowerbird of New Guinea, these 30 original models offer folding fun for bird lovers and origami enthusiasts of all ages.
Suitable even for beginning paperfolders, the bird models feature simple folding instructions, and fun facts about each species! Learn more...
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talk about how the book was made. Then I'll sketch for the class. Hopefully, the children will be inspired to create their own books! Contact me.