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    "Mele the Crab Finds the Way Out" Children's Book

    This "Mele the Crab Finds the Way Out" Children's Book from Partners in Development Foundation is available at Pop-Up Mākeke. 

    The story follows Mele, a crab, who learns what true leadership is all about. Mele is faster and stronger than all of the other crabs and easily wins all the contests with her fellow crabs; however, never wins their friendship or affection. 

    Because she finds herself isolated, her heart doesn't reflect her name until she learns an important life lesson in a yellow bucket. It is the bucket that Mele remembers her Tutu and the advice that will change her life! 

    The lesson of the story of Mele is that true leadership in serving others (ho`olawelawe in the Hawaiian language) – is based on what is seen in nature around us. The inspiring tale in this children's picture book will encourage your keiki to face whatever challenges life brings them. 


    • Pages: 32
    • Reading Age: 7-9 Years Old
    • Authors: Gail Omoto with Jan & Judy Dill
    • Illustrator: Garrett Omoto