Every fine morning, when the sun starts to rise

Over the mountains in the blue Maui sky,

Keala is woken by birds in the trees,

Greeting the day with their sweet symphony.

Until…one morning Keala hears a new, strange sound.

What kind of bird could it be?

A delightful story told in rhyme will give kids an idea of what it’s like growing up in Hawaii where bird song is always in the air. Keala, a curious young girl, wakes up every morning to the sounds of chirping, squawking, and crowing.

Then one day, Keala hears another sound….a screech. What kind of bird makes that sound? Keala searches around her home to find out.

Author: Patricia McLean

Illustrator: Holly Braffet