Nick and Teresa from "King Of The Beach" are back. Their father feels they need a lesson in sharing, so he tells them a story about 3 animals that live in a beautiful valley in the middle of their garden island of Kaua'i. Dad's story is about Pua'a the Pig, Kao the goat and Moa the rooster...and how they solved a selfishness problem.
For those readers who haven’t been to Kaua’I, there aren’t a lot of wild animals there– no lions…no elephants…no wolves…no bears. If you hike in the jungle on Kaua’i, the animals you might find running wild are pigs…or goats…or roosters.
Nick and Teresa’s father continued his story.
The three animals in this story are: a pig named “Pua’a” (which means “pig” in Hawaiian), but that was one too many a’s for most people to say, so they just called her “Pua” (which means “flower”) -- a goat named “Kao” -- and a rooster named “Moa”.
These three friends lived in a beautiful valley between two tall mountains. They had everything they needed…tall trees, colorful flowers, plenty of water and food.
They had mountain apples, wild guava and bananas.
But there was one thing that they did not have. That was…a sheltering place…a place to keep them warm and dry when the storms came.