Emma’s Adventure: Mommy’s Work Trip

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Emma's Adventure:
Mommy's Work Trip

Business trips can present extra challenges to family life, especially with a young child. What happens to Emma and her family when her mommy has to travel to a conference for work? Through this experience, Emma learns about her mommy’s job and discovers how to deal with the separation. Her most important lesson—Mommy will always come back to her!

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Meet the Author

Alyssa Kapaona

Alyssa Kapaona has been in the field of education for over ten years. She has spent most of her time teaching, with classroom experience from preschool through college. Alyssa has a bachelor’s of science degree in human development and family studies with an emphasis on early childhood and a masters of education in educational administration (EDEA) with a focus on higher education, both from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Alyssa currently works as an academic advisor at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and is pursuing a doctoral degree in EDEA. Her most important roles are the wife and mother of two young girls. In her free time, she enjoys being at the beach with her family. Alyssa resides in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.


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Meet the Illustrator

Bryce Watanabe

A healthcare administrator by day, Bryce Watanabe has been moonlighting as a graphic artist and designer in Honolulu, Hawai‘i for over twenty years. He is constantly inspired by his family, friends, and the natural beauty of the Hawaiian islands.


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