My Dog Has Flies: Poetry for Hawaii's Kids
Author: Sue Cowing | Illustrator: Jon J. Murakami | Paperback
2006 Ka Palapala Po‘okela Award for Excellence in Children’s Books from the Hawaii Publishers Association
This book of rhymed verse is the first collection of poems about life in Hawaii written especially for the children of the islands. No glossary “translates” local terms or sayings for people who live elsewhere, but these things become clear in the poems themselves. Many of the poems are funny, some are thought-provoking, some are both. Lively illustrations by Honolulu cartoonist Jon J. Murakami add to the book’s delight.