About the Author
Gill (“Jill”) McBarnet was born and raised in Zimbabwe, Southern Africa. She and her Hawaii-raised husband Terry moved to Maui in 1983 where she wrote her first children’s book about whales.
With a background in both teaching and publishing in Zimbabwe, Gill has applied these skills to writing, illustrating and publishing the 13 books she has written to date.
Gill draws inspiration for her stories from the people, animals and lifestyle that surrounds her, particularly her children (Eddie, Will and Tara) who have been giving her ideas for over 30 years – since they were “tiny tots”.
(pictured with daughter, Tara)
“Oooo!!”.. was my 6 year old granddaughter’s reaction to little chick, and she’s been snuggling it and keeping care of it ever since. Soft and fluffy -adorable!
The illustrations in this book are so beautifully painted. I love the added attention to detail of including Hawaiian words in the frame of the pages too!
Love the color and design of this t-shirt!
Love these flower sunglasses! Got them as a gift for my friend’s two year old. Will definitely buy again.
This was a wonderful gift set that I sent to my 2 year old niece. The item can be personalized and arrived quickly. My niece loves the book and the little toy that comes along with it. Thank you Hawaiian Children Books. A great and easy gift!
Lovely verse all the way through, and every verse shows aspects of life for a child in Hawaii: from plantation house & yard, to forests, the ocean, baby lu'au, agriculture, fishing etc. Lots of detail in the colorful illustrations, and older kids can even learn some Hawaiian words and a little history and legends as well!
I'll be giving this to a new baby boy, along with the new book "Our Island Home". Soft, easy to grab starfish, with friendly little smile. Think I'll get a couple more of these sweet rattles for new baby gifts.
These rosy dark glasses are VERY cute. Dainty yet sturdy, for my 'nearly-5' year old!
Such a comforting, beautifully illustrated bedtime story!
Super soft little cap to match the golden sleep sack. Love the whole set!
Very cute, beautifully-made teether - matches the gold star stripe sleep sack perfectly.
Got this golden 'sleep sack' for my nephew's new baby - it's adorable, and so soft!
My daughters favorite Hawaiian story growing up so I just purchased it for my new great nephew!
Very sweet story.
“ I love having my mom reading this story to me and my brother and seeing the beautiful drawings”
The pupiet is a great companion to the book.