|Climate and topography have greatly influenced the evolution of animals and plant life in the Hawaiian Islands. Sheltered canyons, steep precipices, and wide variations in rainfall and temperature have produced a vast assortment of shrubs, trees, flowering plants, animals, birds, and sea life. For this coloring book, Y.S. Green has rendered 44 finely detailed illustrations capturing a rich cross-section of the islands' characteristic plant and animal life, depicting such plants the mango, breadfruit, coconut palm, red ginger, tree fern, and pineapple, as well as such exotic forms of animals and insect life as the cone-headed grasshopper, slipper lobster, house gekko, and others. Captions identify plants and animals on each page of this carefully researched and handsomely illustrated volume. Paperback, 44 black-and-white illustrations, 6 color illustrations on covers, 48 pages.