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Island Toes

Island Toes

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Island Toes takes readers around the islands, where shoes are optional and toes have the freedom to explore.

What kinds of experiences do toes have in the islands? To what places do one’s toes take them? On an island, one can expect to see plenty of toes! What goes without saying, but seeing, is that there are many different types of toes. From snorkeling toes, to wheelchair toes, and even straps-in-between toes! Just how many other types can there be?


Author Christin Lozano began her career as a 4th-grade teacher and quickly discovered that her young students’ favorite part of the day was when she would read aloud to the class. The experience became so rewarding that she decided to become a Children’s Librarian. Today, she is the Reference Librarian at Kaimuki Public Library. After having read 100s of keiki stories with mainland themes, she became motivated to write her own story for local keiki. This is her first book.

Illustrator Mariko Merritt is from Honolulu and works as a graphic designer and independent artist. She is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. Mariko is also a ceramist and has a handmade pottery brand called Beachcake.


hardcover   |   36 pages   |   10" x 10"   |   color


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