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Ohana Means Family (CD)

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What a stunning book. I've never listened to a children's book before, and while I found myself wanting to see the illustrations that would accompany the words, the sound production and narration more than made up for the absence. If anything, I just want to go read it again and listen to it at the same time. Please, please, go pick this up. It's beautiful.

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This is a cumulative rhyme book, done in the style of "Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain." This children's book focuses on a luau and moves further back to focus on the land. It was a book that can give kids a look at a luau and a glimpse of that land and culture.

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I listened to the audiobook version of Ohana Means Family. I loved the music & sound effects that play throughout the story. My children enjoyed this book as well. They were able to learn about Hawaiian culture & now want to visit Hawaii.

Thanks to NetGalley, the author, & publisher for the ARC of this book.

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Thank you NetGalley for this audiobook. Just by the cover, I can tell the story would be great to listen to while look at the illustrations in the story. Great to learn Hawaiian culture.

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I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review from netGalley.

A sweet story that tells of a family gathering in Hawaii. There were no pictures with this audiobook so I don't know how they go but the music made up for that fact.

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Great book to teach kids Hawaiian cultures and traditions. The author's note and vocabulary list are very helpful in understanding the story.

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A short but sweet story set among the Hawaiian people. It contains repeating phrases and poetic writing. The audiobook has a reader with a delicious voice and appropriate sound effects for the story. It even ends with a song! I think I child would Love to have both the picture book and audiobook together!

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I can tell by the cover that this would be even better if you could see the book while listening. This is a cute picture book about Hawaiian culture using the phrase everyone learned from my favorite Disney movie.
The narrator was amazing, with a positive, comforting tone throughout the story.
Thanks to NetGalley for making this available

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This audio would be perfect for a read along! The narrators voice is lovely and the sound effects are fun, realistic and relaxing. It was a little hard to follow if you don't know some of the things that are being talked about, pictures or a book to follow would help.

Thank you NetGalley .

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Perfect for a read along, lively narrators and relaxing sound effects and singing.
The authors note is great! Loved learning about Poi ( love taro and a lot of vegan Hawaiian dishes )
Thanks #netgalley .

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I accessed a digital review copy of this book from the publisher.
While I think this would be improved to have the illustrations, just the audio was still enjoyable.

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The title of this book drew me in because it reminded me of the Lilo and Stitch catchphrase "Ohana means family". I also was intrigued by the illustrations. The CD narration was excellent for students and a great way to draw them into a different culture. I teach about the regions of the US, and would love to use this when I begin teaching about the West. This region is so diverse, and it is sometimes hard to teach all of the different elements. I also loved how there was a glossary and dictionary for reference. I recommend this book!

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This was a wonderful children's book. I enjoyed the music and sound effects within the audiobook. It also allowed the reader to hear the correct punctuation of the Hawaiian words. I will definitely pick up the physical book when it is released to see the illustrations that go along with the story.

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What a sweet audiobook! I love the candence and music that is paired with this sweet story. It is so fun to listen to!

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This audiobook was a tuneful celebration of poi, and I learned a lot about the importance of this staple food for native Hawaiians! My kiddo said the music was beautiful, and I really enjoyed the text and the supplements at the end with more detail. I definitely would like to see the illustrations and think this would add a lot but the audio version is nice too.

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It’s a cute picture book about Hawaii and the meaning of their family. I think I would rather read picture books in physical form than audio for the full experience

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This book was really good! I liked the characters too. I hope to read more by this author soon!
I liked the setting too and the style of the author.

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Easy listening and enjoyable.
Looking to learn about a different culture, learn new words and language? Then this is the book to start with. Author Ilima Loomis introduces children to some of the most common and traditional plant to foods in the Hawaiian culture and how food has connected us from the beginning. If you're not familiar with the Hawaiian language, you are given a chance to learn some of the most common words along with their definitions so that it becomes more understandable and embraced.

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This beautifully melodic soundtrack and narration provide a wonderful audio version to the book Ohana Means Family. I highly recommend that children listen while they read the book, but they would definitely benefit just from listening to the audio. Music, authentic voices, and a wonderful story make this the perfect audiobook for young readers.

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Such a lovely book, that has been adapted for audio book beautifully, the perfect complain to the original book

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