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Family Fun & An Art Contest!


“This is really bad...I’ve now stopped working to play with the crayons!!!” reported The Hawai‘i Book of Rice author Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi when we asked her to decorate her own Rice Bowl Coloring Sheet (that’s her artwork at right). Stop by our booth at Kualoa Ranch’s inaugural Reading and Arts Festival from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 to color your own Rice Bowl and enter our Art Contest!

It’s simple and open to all festival attendees:

Decorate your rice bowl however you like! We’ll photograph it and post it here on our blog.

A first-, second- and third-place winner will be selected from among the entries by popular vote – be sure to tell your friends and family to vote for your entry! Voting starts at noon on August 23, 2011 and closes September 4, 2011.

After the festival, we’ll contact you via email to provide you with an URL for a direct link to your entry to share with your family and friends.


To vote: Once the voting period has started, click the “like” button beneath the photo. The “like” must be registered on the original photo posted (“likes” on Facebook or other social media do not count, so make sure if you’re sharing your entry on Facebook that you tell everyone to follow the link to vote!).

CONTEST RULES: One entry per person.  All entrants under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian signature. Only entries with a valid contact email will be accepted. Winners will be selected via the process described in the contest literature. Winners will be notified via email; in the event we cannot reach the winner within 36 hours of our first attempt, the prize will be forfeited.

PRIZES: (In the event of a tie, the winner will be selected randomly from among the tied entries.)

  • 1st place: A copy of The Hawaii Book of Rice; 5-lb. bag of rice; rice paddle; Cane Haul Road dish towel
  • 2nd place: A copy of The Hawaii Book of Rice; 2-lb. bag of rice; rice paddle; Cane Haul Road dish towel
  • 3rd place: A copy of The Hawaii Book of Rice; rice paddle; Cane Haul Road dish towel


More Family Fun at the Festival!

  • Marion Lyman-Mersereau and other members of the Eddie Wen’ Go audio cast will perform a reading from Eddie at 11:30AM.
  • Slack-key guitarist Danny Carvalho (who composed music for and plays on the Eddie CD) will perform at noon.

Eddie Wen Go’ and Danny Carvalho’s CDs (plus a selection of our other children’s titles and cookbooks) will be available for purchase at our booth. Marion and Danny will also be sticking around to sign books and CDs after the performances.