Pidgin To Da Max Hana Hou!

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ISBN: 9781573065290

Pidgin To Da Max Hana Hou has all new words and cartoons. And now in a newly designed and bigger size, da bestest!


Conceived and Written by Douglas Simonson (Peppo) in collaboration with Pat Sasaki, Ken Sakata, Todd Kurosawa

Illustrated by Douglas Simonson with the assistance of Todd Kurosawa and Angie Acain


paperback   |   112 pages   |   7.5" x 9.25"   |   B&W



“If youve been around the islands for a while you must have run into Peppo’s Pidgin to Da Max 1981, its sequel Peppo’s Pidgin to Da Max Hana Hou 1992, and the companion volume Hawaii to Da Max 1992. The news is good. All three books are back in print or still in print? whatevahs yeah!

Pidgin to Da Max is a kind of pidgin dictionary with words ranging from act, as in no act, meaning don’t show off or be cool, all the way to zoris, defined here as sleepahs. Douglas Simonson, aka Peppo, has illustrated the whole book with great and very funny cartoons.”

Maui Weekly

“Now if you really want to have some fun with pidgin these are two great books... the book is in a cartoon format and presents commonly used pidgin words in dictionary order- there’s really no other way to do it... While reading these books you’ll be quite amazed at the versatility of pidgin even if you can’t quite understand it yet!”