The Mystery of the Crystal Waterfall is an excellent early reader and includes culture of the Hawaiian islands. Penny and 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!


“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 other along the way.  This magical story will captivate the young readers and expand their love of reading.”– Debi Derryberry, Oscar Nominated Voice Over Artist, Voice of Jimmy Neutron, Speedy Alka Seltzer, Draculaura – Monster High and many more.

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What do your children dream about?  Penny and Tubs dream about an adventure to the “City on the Sea“.  Your children will embrace these lovable characters as they discover an imaginary world of floating homes and underwater playgrounds.  They learn how different people live and make new friends.  Join their adventure today!


Since all children understand the language of art, the vivid imagery of words and corresponding illustrations makes Penny and Tubs a delightful segway to the prose of reading” – Jennifer G. McGraw, MA, LPAT, Licensed Professional Art Therapist

“Every reader will be able to connect to the magical adventures of Penny and Tubs. This story and the upbeat, island style music will inspire young readers to dream their own adventures and write their own stories. Children will want to read this story again and again and dream big, fun, magical, dreams. I am looking forward to meeting Penny and Tubs on another adventure.”- Denise Prescott, First Grade Teacher, Burlington, KY

“Marcie May and Margaret Zerhusen bring the magic back to reading through Penny and Tubs’s magical adventures. This story will captivate young children and encourage their love for reading as they will be anticipating the next exciting adventure.” – Kara Kruchinski, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (B.A.E), Masters in Education (M.Ed) with Reading Writing

Penny’s Bracelet – $7.95


Mom’s Choice Awards – Silver Award 2013

Reader’s Favorite – Bronze Award 2013

Paris International Book Festival – Honorable Mention Award 2014

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