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Kualoa Keiki Festival - Rice Bowl Art Contest

We spent Saturday (Aug. 20, 2011) at Kualoa Ranch coloring with kids! The Hawai‘i Book of Rice author Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi, along with our friends from Island Family Magazine, hosted a coloring activity for the children. We were so impressed with all the young artists!

These talented kids could win their families a Hawai‘i Book of Rice prize package, and you can help them do it! Vote for your favorite Rice Bowls at the photo gallery below. (All you have to do is click the “like” button on any artwork you want to vote for. You can vote for as many artists as you like, but only once for each Bowl. As a “Mahalo” gift for voting, take 30% off your purchase of The Hawai‘i Book of Rice at our online store; use code KUALOAART at checkout. (Offer expires Sept., 30, 2011.)

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And check out this photo gallery of all our young artists, hard at work!

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In addition to our coloring activity, we invited former Hōkūle‘a cremember and Eddie Wen’ Go author Marion Lyman-Mersereau and her cast of Eddie voices to perform a reading. Slack-key guitarist Danny Carvalho, whose wonderful music is featured on the Eddie CD (and on two fantastic CDs of his own!) also joined the cast and played a solo set himself.

If you’ve never experienced a live Eddie reading, you might want to take a look at the video book trailer: