Mauka plants such as naupaka kahuahiwi, palapalai, and koa were planted at the top level...
Kalo was growing in a tiny lo'i at midheight along with native sedges...
“The illustrations by Harinani Orme capture the colors of the rainforest, and the story gently teaches about butterflies and the interplay between endemic species."
West Hawaii Today
“The story and illustrations teach kids about the interrelationships in nature. For adults the book offers information about rare and endangered plants and animals introduced in the story and information on how to grow mamaki.”
Honolulu Star Bulletin
"The tale is followed with scientific and practical information about the Kamehameha Butterfly, the mamaki tree and other indigenous plants and animals. The conservation theme, and message of how society is intertwined, make this a timely book."