Tuesday, July 31, 2018

BENJI AND THE GIANT KITE - Letting Go, Isn't Always About Letting Go! #GIVEAWAY

Have you ever wanted one thing – just one thing – more than anything else in the world? A toy? A new bike? A computer game? Did you imagine that this one possession would make you incredibly happy – forever? For Benji that one thing is an enormous orange kite.

In BENJI AND THE GIANT KITE (Clavis Publishing; August 2018), bestselling author Alan C. Fox tells the enchanting story of a young boy who learns that possessing something is not quite as meaningful as letting it go.

The 411 by Maria:

I loved this book about an adorable little boy named Benji (FYI this is based on the authors own childhood story) who loves kites. He loves them so much that when he spends his last dollar on them works out a deal with his mom to do extra chores until he has enough for the creme de' la creme of kites which she holds in her closet until he has earned it. 

Benji loves the kite and the way it feels so it was shocking when he decided to let it go. I was surprised by the characters actions but not by the story. When we love something, sometimes we must set it free. It is how I feel about my children. For me the kite was a metaphor for my kids.   I love them so much, my life is completely wrapped up in them; their wants and needs. Everything I do is for them but one day, I too will feel the tug as they need to move on and live their own lives. I hope I am as strong as Benji and rejoice in the fact that "my dream was accomplished" and now they must fulfill theirs. 

I highly recommend this book!


  1. The Cat in the Hat is the last book

  2. Ladybug Girl at the Beach is the last book that I read to my granddaughter.

  3. I read Austin, Lost in America by Jef Czekaj to my son last week.

  4. Anonymous1:32 PM

    W have a book called Hands and it tells bout how God made hands and what all we can do with them! Kids love it!

  5. Tonight we read "The Doorbell Rang" by Pat Hutchinson.


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