Thursday, June 28, 2018

a children's story about a boy and his kite

Please note I was sent a copy of this book to review and blog about.  All opinions and photos are my own.

We have been reading a lot of books this summer.  We read books inside and outside, in a chair, in a tent, in the car and while waiting for swim lessons.  One of the books we read this summer is Benji and the Giant Kite by Alan C. Fox with illustrations by Eefje Jujil.  
Benji is a boy who wants a kite.  To earn money for the kite he works in the family garden for two weeks.  Once he gets the kite, he is thrilled to fly it. 

This book has beautifully illustrated pages, with hidden treasures, including bumblebees, shells and mice munching on blueberries.  His dog in the story is adorable.  And I as a parent appreciate the value of teaching kids they need to work hard for what they have and then they can achieve anything. You can find it here on Amazon.
BENJI AND THE GIANT KITE is based on a true story from the author’s own life.  This is the second in Alan Fox’s series of picture books. The first, BENJI AND THE 24 POUND BANANA SQUASH, was named a notable children’s book of 2017 by Booklist magazine and has become a much-loved story for youngsters and parents alike.

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