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Have you ever wanted one thing, one specific thing, more than anything else in the world? Did you imagine that having that one thing would make you sooo happy, forever? It’s something we can all relate to I think, and it’s the concept that drives that story in the book Benji and the Giant Kite, just released this month (August 2018) by Clavis Publishing and bestselling author Alan C. Fox.
This is the sweetest story with the most charming illustrations! I personally love the style of it, but also the details. Each page has surprising little details to find, like bumblebees sniffing flowers and little mice eating handfuls of blueberries. We’ve had a fun time spending extra time on each page just appreciating the scenery. Also it’s a generously sized hardcover, which makes it a lovely choice for display on a bookshelf, and great as a gift. It’s always nice when sweet books are also multipurpose!
Here’s more about the story, direct from the press release:
Benji adores kites. All kinds of kites – big or small, plain or fancy, square or diamond- shaped. He loves flying them at the beach, watching them float high in the sky. One day Benji sees a giant orange kite at the toy store. He wants it more than anything else – ever. But his mom explains that he’ll need to earn the money to buy the kite. So Benji buckles down and weeds the garden for the next two weeks – the vegetables in the morning and the flowers in the afternoon. It seems like he’ll never be done.
Finally the special day arrives, and Benji’s mom hands him the giant orange kite of his dreams. At the beach, Benji lets his kite soar higher and higher with every gust of wind. He watches it rise above the people, the hotdog stand, and even the houses beyond. Soon the kite becomes a distant speck in the sky. Benji is thrilled. But when it’s time to pull the kite down and head back home, Benji can’t bear to do it. He wants to set the kite free to fulfill its destiny among the clouds. Benji lets the twine go and the kite disappears into the sunset sky. The kite may still be up there yet.
Alan Fox explains that like all of his books, “BENJI AND THE GIANT KITE is based on a real-life incident. This one happened when I was a child. I decided to tell the story, because I wanted to share the sense of achievement I felt by working hard to obtain something I really loved. But once I saw the kite flying at the beach, I wanted to let it go. My dream had been accomplished. It was time move on to another, new experience. You must always keep going to fulfill your dreams and aspirations.”
So, on to the giveaway portion of this post. Want a copy for FREE? Enter below!
Fine print: Giveaway open to US residents only. Prize will be shipped to the winner by the publisher’s PR company (not me). I will notify the winner via email on August 15, 2018 so watch your spam folders (email will come from firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you and good luck!