Mahalo Does Not Mean Trash - Book Review


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Book Review of :  Mahalo Does Not Mean Trash



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Mahalo Does Not Mean Trash, by  AJ Paki Perkins and three of his children (Hiwalani, Puniaikeao, Alapaki) will introduce you to a heartwarming and enlightening journey of an incredible adventure through Hawaiian culture. This unique story brings the family together with a meaningful lesson in gratitude that will stay with you long after closing its pages! Engage your curiosity to explore how traditional views can be passed on from generation to generation as Hiwa and Keao are introduced to their relative from California, who has a different interpretation of "Mahalo." 

When one cousin mistakenly defines mahalo, his pupu (grandmother) lovingly takes this opportunity to educate her mo'opuna (grandchildren) in more than just the basic meaning - but also its kaona or deeper significance. With over 60 pages full of detailed illustrations depicting Hawaii's vibrant colors-capes as well as emotive expressions from each character, this book captivates young minds with an enriching tale that goes far beyond words!

Mahalo Does Not Mean Trash, is a remarkable story that teaches a bit about Hawaiian culture. Uncovering their relative's interpretation of 'Mahalo' opens up an important discussion around family traditions, heritage, and cultural values - all culminating in one powerful lesson: the importance of having gratitude for what we have.

Mahalo Doesn't Mean Trash is an inspiring read that celebrates Hawaiian culture and teaches lessons of gratitude. There are many positive benefits to living with a sense of appreciation. This book provides ample opportunity for readers - both young and old - to learn more about it in an accessible way. It is brimming with joy, warmth, and a wonderful story perfect for any occasion.

Through its pages, Mahalo Doesn't Mean Trash provides young minds with a gateway to explore the beauty and nuance of Hawaiian culture. Not only does it offer an opportunity for learning about language, but also offers a valuable lesson in embracing cultural heritage. 


Reviewed by: david

About Paki Perkins


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Paki (AJ) Perkins is CEO of a renewable energy & sustainability company, speaker, and award-winning co-author (with his children below) of the MAHALOHANA Children's Book Series that talks about the three greatest Hawaiian values: Mahalo (gratitude), Aloha (love) and Ohana (family). Paki was recently chosen as a semi-finalist for an upcoming tv show "America's Next Great Author."




Visit https://mahalobooks.com/ for more information on Paki Perkins


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