Hawaiian Children's Book

Banana Baby

An inspiring story about a young girl who visits and explores Waikiki, follow the adventures of Banana Baby as she discovers the ocean and its creatures. With rich illustrations by Kerne Erickson – one of Hawaii’s favorite artists – Banana Baby in Waikiki is sure to foster the imaginations of children and inspire them.
About the illustrator: Kerne Erickson is a talented artist considered by many to be the premier representative of “Retro Realism” – an art form that evokes the feeling and innocence of a bygone era. Kerne has explored many different painting mediums and styles, but is best known for producing large-scale acrylic paintings inspired by the travel poster art of the 1920’s through 1960’s. Erickson’s art has been exhibited throughout the United States, in Germany, England, Japan, and Brazil. He has been featured in countless magazines and juried exhibitions including the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society, Art for the Parks, The California Art Club, and Watercolor U.S.A. to name a few. He has visited Hawaii on numerous occasions and has created a series of iconic images that capture the spirit of the Islands. His latest work, an endearing children’s book entitled Banana Baby in Waikiki, is the first in a planned series depicting the adventures of a girl visiting and exploring the Hawaiian Islands.

Hardcover • 36 pages, 11.2" x 8.7" x 0.4"
Published: December 2009 • Publisher: Pacifica Island Art • Printed in China

Artwork by Kerne Erickson, © Greg Young Publishing, Inc.

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Banana Baby in Waikiki

Illustrated by Kerne Erickson
Story by Judi Mjelde
and Greg Young

Hardcover - 36 pages