Maui author, illustrator, artist, dreamer, sailor, and mom, Judi Riley drifts through her days in a creative swirls of paint and ink, and usually a handful of chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies and a good cup of coffee. Some day, she will live on a boat and sail the ocean’s azure blues with an easel, a big paint brush, her kid and her very big dog. When she is not painting or drawing, you can find her in that magical place where the sea meets the land.
“When I am Quiet on O’ahu” is the second book in the Tiki Tales bedtime story series that takes you on a tour of the island to meet rare and endangered animal friends. Watch the sun rise in Waikiki, see boats bob in Kāne’ohe Bay, and settle into a sunset on O’ahu’s epic north shore. Meet a sleepy monk seal, a mysterious pueo (poo-ay-oh, Hawaiian short-eared owl,) a pikake (pee-kaw-kay, peacock) and an extinct O’o (oh-oh, honeycreeper.)
An interactive pop-up word glossary makes learning Hawaiian words easy. Just tap on the bold words to reveal phonetic pronunciations, definitions, and curiosities. Don’t forget to look for hidden words in Riley’s colorful illustrations.
If you love the Hawaiian islands, then you will fall in love with Judi Riley’s books.
You can find Judi Riley:
on Twitter @TikiTales
on Instagram @TikiTales
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When I Am Quiet On Oahu
Whether you've been to the islands or not, this book captures all the subtleties of the experience. It is so vivid and rich in expression it takes me to the tropics each time I pick it up.
Beautiful Picture Book Whether or Not You’ve Been to the Islands
I love all of Judi Riley’s books — but especially the “When I Am Quiet” series. When I owned Maui Child Toys & Books, "When I am Quiet on Maui" and “When I am Quiet on Oahu" were my most popular Hawaiiana books because they capture the beauty of our islands in the sweetest most accessible way. Children of all ages love the books — whether or not they have ever been to Hawaii. If you haven’t experienced Judi’s art, wit, and pure joy, you are seriously missing out! (And I am so happy to see her taking advantage of the cool ibooks features — what a great learning tool!)
When I am quiet on Oahu
Amazing book that causes you to pause and think about the little things in our hawaii life that really make you feel wonderful!! Highly recommended!!❤️❤️❤️