Candice Sombrero Ishikawa

Candice Sombrero Ishikawa
  • An exuberant tale sharing a simple equation for living life in the moment.

    Join MoCo, a sea turtle from Laniakea Beach on the world-famous North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Artistically designed for middle schoolers, with a mindful story that inspires readers of any generation.

    At Turtle Beach, MoCo revels in a carefree life until encountering Uku, a notoriously grumpy mud crab. Curiosity sparked, MoCo is determined to unravel the crab’s angst. Seeking guidance from wise hermit crab JiJi, MoCo learns a remarkable equation for embracing life fully.

    Japanese-born author Steve Sombrero draws from his personal struggles during adolescence, weaving a poignant narrative exploring themes of self-discovery, resilience, and the power of living in the present. This mindset transformed his own life and forms the heart of his storytelling.

    Readers of all ages will be inspired to navigate life’s journey, free from dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. An inspiring gift, perfect addition to any child’s library, or valuable resource for educators.

    For each purchase of What Day Are You? the authors donate book sale proceeds to the Moore Aloha Foundation, supporting the growth and empowerment of young women, and to nonprofit organizations dedicated to raising awareness for suicide prevention among young adolescents.