Description

A young girl and her brother venture out too far into the deep ocean. Suddenly a giant eel, the Great Puhi, grabs her brother and pulls him under. Frantic, Nani, his sister, turns to the sea creatures for help. But every animal she asks shakes their head no and says they cannot help. Losing all hope, Nani then discovers that it’s the smallest of all the sea creatures who, without hesitation, comes to the rescue.

Author: Juliet S. Kono
Illustrator: Dennis Fujitake

from Rhode Island School of Design. Mariko currently works in Honolulu as an independent graphic designer and artist, assisted by her corgi, Sophie. Alphabet Hukilau is her first children’s book.
A young girl and her brother venture out too far into the deep ocean. Suddenly a giant eel, the Great Puhi, grabs her brother and pulls him under. Frantic, Nani, his sister, turns to the sea creatures for help. But every animal she asks shakes their head no and says they cannot help. Losing
all hope, Nani then discovers that it’s the smallest of all the sea creatures who, without hesitation, comes to the rescue.