Monday, March 16, 2015

"Maya & Filippo Show Aloha" by Alinka Rutkowska

Maya & Filippo
Show Aloha
by Alinka Rutkowska

Have you ever been to Hawaii? Let Maya & Filippo show you around! Learn important facts about the islands’ geography and history. Discover the culture of Hawaii with its lei, ukeleles and hula dance. But there’s more. Learn how to live the spirit of Aloha with Maya & Filippo.
This is a wonderful introduction to Maya & Filippo's world of cruise travel.

Praise for the Book
"An engaging book to entertain and educate young readers about the Hawaiian lifestyle and culture." ~ 5 stars from Readers' Favorite
"My Daughter loves Alinka Rutkowaka's books. She is home today sick and reading her this new book made her happy. I love how sweet the stories are and the too cute pictures in the book. I'm sure this will become another one of her favorite books by Alinka." ~ Christie Lagarde
"I loved everything else about this book, my kids love it too." ~ Claire
"It would make a good gift to give to a child. It would look good on your child's bookshelf or any library's bookshelf. I highly recommend this book to everyone especially those who have small children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews. I sit waiting for the next great adventure with Maya & Filippo by Alinka Rutkowska." ~ Coco
"There is a great deal of information in this book, written at the level of the second grader and colorfully illustrated, this is a book that I would have read to my daughter." ~ Charles Ashbacher

My Review

By Lynda Dickson
Maya and Filippo are a sister and brother pair who travel around the world with their parents and their cat Otello on the Fun Princess cruise ship. Today Maya and Filippo dock at Honolulu on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. They learn that the word "Aloha" means both "hello" and "goodbye", but has another more important meaning as well.
This is another fun and educational offering from Alinka Rutkowska and illustrator Konrad Checinski. This time, the story itself contains a lot of factual information. Your children will learn about Hawaiian geography, language, history, and customs. The story is followed by a short quiz to check your child's comprehension and to reinforce key points. It also includes information about Hawaii and Aloha.
This is my favorite book in the series so far.

About the Author
Alinka Rutkowska is an award-winning and best-selling Children's Author of over twenty books. She is the winner of the prestigious International Readers' Favorite Book Award Contest and her book series received the acclaimed Mom's Choice Book Award.
Alinka has been featured on Fox Business Network, Examiner, She Knows, She Writes, Blog Talk Radio, The Writer's Life, and many more.