Banana Patch Press Home Page Banana Patch Press Events
About Banana Pacth Press Media and Reviews
Banana Patch Studio Contact Banana Patch Press
B is for Beach


An Alphabet Book with Audio CD

by Dr. Carolan
Hardbound, 64 pages
Illustrated by Joanna F. Carolan
For ages 2-7

"Hawaii's beaches are lots of fun, you can swim or surf or just lie in the sun." Kids will enjoy learning their ABC as they view the sights in Hawaii described by Dr. Carolan's delightful rhymes and Joanna Carolan's whimsical illustrations.

The CD features Kauai recording artists Leilani Rivera Bond, Kirby Keough and Pancho Graham who set the mood with vocals, slack key guitar and ukulele accompaniment. The CD also includes the ABC song in which Leilani is joined by members of the Kapaa Middle School Choir in singing the English and Hawaiian letters of the alphabet.

Review on AudioFile

click to hear audio sample



Special Offer - Buy two or more books and get FREE priority mail shipping within the US!

C is for Coconut

L is for Lei

S is for Surfing


Leilani Rivera Bond

Leilani Rivera Bond was born and raised in Wailua, Kauai. She began entertaining as a young girl performing nightly with her father Larry Rivera and family at the famed Coco Palms resort on Kauai. Today Leilani is a renowned Kumu Hula, composer and recording artist. She presents her award winning music and hula in concerts throughout the Hawaiian Islands, on the mainland, as well as Japan and Tahiti. For more information visit:

Kirby Keough

Part Hawaiian and raised on Oahu, Kirby has been Kaua`i's first call stringed instrument session man for years, playing on GRAMMY and Na Hoku Hanohanmo nominated albums for Amy Hanaiali`i Gilliom, Leilani Rivera Bond, Inner Session, Moonbows for Christmas, and many others.

On acoustic or electric guitar, ukulele, mandolin or bass, Kirby has been keeping it Kaua`i Kine for over 25 years. He remains one of Kaua`i's best loved musicians.

For more information visit:

Pancho Graham

Pancho Graham grew up in Kailua and played bass in the youth symphony. He lives on Kauai and is a member of the esteemed musical group Na Pali. Graham is a composer, singer, and master of many instruments including guitar, ukulele and string bass.

For more information visit:

3865 Hanapepe Road P.O. Box 950 Hanapepe, Kauai, Hi 96716
Tel: (808) 335-5944 Fax: (808) 335-3830 Toll free: (800) 914-5944 Email:

Copyright 2009 Banana Patch Press


design + build by happy hour