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The Adventures of Penny & Tubs: The Crystal Waterfall

Mom’s Choice Award
WINNER Pacific Rim Book Festival
Paris Book Festival Honorable Mention

Illustrated by Ashley Teets


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Mom’s Choice Award
Children’s Picture Books: Peoples, Places & Cultures

WINNER Pacific Rim Book Festival–Best Children’s Picture Book
Paris Book Festival Honorable Mention

Penny & Tubs embark on a new adventure to Hawaii. Tubs is not excited about his first plane ride but Penny helps him enjoy the trip. They meet a medicine man at the luau and hear the magical story of the Crystal Waterfall. Find out what happens in this beautifully illustrated story!

The Crystal Waterfall is an excellent early reader and includes culture of the Hawaiian Islands plus vocabulary words. Fitting well into Common Core Standards of social studies, language arts, and humanities, Penny & Tubs will aid in the integration of knowledge and ideas and expand culture diversity.

What People Say

Another enchanting adventure from authors Marcie May and Margaret Zerhusen! With whimsical illustrations and an exciting story, Penny and Tubs celebrate the joys of friendship and helping others. Highly recommended…The Mystery of the Crystal Waterfall shines with wit, imagination, and even a little fun learning along the way. —Gary Conrad, Animation Director, Nickelodeon

Fun, Mystery, Intrigue and educational facts about Hawaiian Culture, fill the pages of The Mystery of the Crystal Waterfall. With vivid illustrations and an enchanting story, Penny and Tubs share the true meaning of friendship and helping others along the way. This magical story will captivate the young readers and expand their love of reading. —DEBI DERRYBERRY—Oscar Nominated Voiceover Artist, Voice Of Jimmy Neutron, Speedy Alka Seltzer, Draculaura—Monster High and many more


Marcie May, Margaret “Vonnie” Zerhusen






8.5 x 11



Other Details

Illustrated by Ashley Teets

1 review for The Adventures of Penny & Tubs: The Crystal Waterfall

  1. Kristen Van Kampen, Readers’ Favorite

    The Adventures of Penny and Tubs (The Mystery of the Crystal Waterfall) by Marcie May and Margaret Zerhusen is a fun children’s book about a young girl named Penny and her cat, Tubs. They are going on a trip to Hawaii and are both very excited. When they get there, the hotel has a luau. At the luau, one of the people who works at the hotel tells the legend of the Crystal Waterfall. The Crystal Waterfall is said to have the power to grant a wish to anyone who can see their reflection, but the waterfall is guarded by a beast. One day, Penny and Tubs follow a cat named Sissy Hunna and stumble upon the Crystal Waterfall, but then they hear a loud, scary noise. What will happen to them?

    I really enjoyed reading The Adventures of Penny and Tubs by Marcie May and Margaret Zerhusen. The book is very well written and descriptive. The book is full of action and has many exciting parts. Penny and Tubs are likeable characters, because they are kind and brave. I liked that the book teaches about Hawaii, and about Hawaiian customs, and Hawaiian words. The pictures by Ashley Teets are very well drawn and clearly depict each scene. The pictures are also very colorful and bold. Parents will enjoy reading this book to their child, and children will want to read it again and again. This book would be great if someone were planning a vacation to Hawaii. I would definitely recommend this book to all young readers.

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About the Authors

Marcie May was already singing in coffeehouses at age 14; at 16 she started singing with local bands, at 21 she was singing backup vocals in Nashville, Tennessee. She joined an all-girl band that was signed to Brown Dog Labels and toured all over the country. Years later Marcie wrote music for an Emmy winning daytime television for nearly 20 year. After that, she changed paths to become an author. Dream inspired, The Adventures of Penny & Tubs: The City on the Sea, first book in the series, was chosen for a Mom’s Choice Award and a Reader’s Favorite Award. Marcie is also the CEO and Founder of the Penny and Tubs Foundation (Non-Profit Organization for Literacy).

Margaret “Vonnie” Zerhusen, a Special Education teacher in Northern Kentucky and is currently working obtaining a Master’s degree with an endorsement in the area of Gifted and Talented. Vonnie began her journey to teaching by first attending Western Kentucky University and earning a degree in psychology. In 2008, she graduated from Northern Kentucky University with certification in the areas of elementary education and special education. She is also the Vice President of the Penny and Tubs Foundation.