Friday, August 10, 2018

New! 10 Little Geckos: Hawaiian Count-Down

Juggling with my day job of being a high school teacher and doing all my art things is sometimes...challenging, but I am so so thankful to God for these beautiful and colorful experiences in my life.

My newest book "10 Little Geckos: Hawaiian Count-Down: is finally here! I'm so excited to see this book came out very beautifully and cute:) The book is Hawaiian version of a popular count-down rhyme and I had this idea about 7 years ago or so... and wrote it, edit it, illustrated it, modified it many times...to this one! As usual with all my recent books, I merged both hand-drawn elements and digital collage, and the funnest part of illustrating this book was to incorporate the fun-messy-textures to the background.

10 Little Geckos is an adorable Little Rainbow Reader book that teaches young children counting in an engaging and colorful way. The book follows ten multicolored geckos and their adventures under the Hawaiian sun. They visit their friends all throughout the islands including a dolphin, a mynah bird, and even a hula dancing girl! 10 Little Geckos follows an engaging rhyming pattern that tells a cute story while making it easier for children to memorize numbers. Each page also features the Hawaiian word for the numbers one through ten. It is sure to be a favorite among keiki! Hardcover. 23 pages. Available from welcometotheislands.com  $12.95, and soon from Amazon.

10 Little Geckos:Hawaiian Count Down
written and illustrated by Yuko Green
Island Heritage Publishing @2018

10 ('umi) first spread
10 little geckos waking up in the morning and and ready for the day's adventures
3 ('ekolu)
in the afternoon toward the evening, geckos going home
and now only 3 left