Kono brings the lush, colorful world of Hawaii to life in her 2005 children’s book. The saturated colors and beautiful figures soothe the soul of children and adults alike. Hula Lullaby was awarded the Children’s Literature Council’s Excellence in a Picture Book Award and was named by Nick Jr. magazine as Best Lullaby and Goodnight Book.
Erin Eitter Kono studied graphic design at UCLA in 2000. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 1995 with a BA in art history. She was raised in Dubuque and traveled extensively before settling down in Redondo Beach, California with her husband and daughter.