This would be a good book to teach the kindergarteners about another culture. This is a traditional Hawaiian story. It has beautiful illustrations that capture the interest of the students. The story is also relatable in the fact that the main character has to work with his brothers to solve a problem.
The story of Pania of the Reef is well known and loved in New Zealand. In this book, Peter Gossage renders this popular story with beautiful images and easy-to-read text for children seven years and older.