Benji and the Giant Kite Book Teaches About Letting Go

By 8/20/2018 10:52:00 AM ,

In BENJI AND THE GIANT KITE by Alan C. Fox, you can read the story of a young boy who loves flying his kite. A joy that leads to him learning the life lesson that possessing something, is not quite as meaningful as letting it go.

Note: I received product sample for review purpose. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

I received the book BENJI AND THE GIANT KITE to review and enjoyed reading it with my son. We enjoyed some kite flying this summer so the book was a great reminder of our memories. My son enjoyed the book so much that he wanted to write the review. I wasn't sure he could handle it but he surprised me with his thoughts. The book was a great read for him.


I actually like that Benji saved up to make a allowance for the kite by working hard. His mom gave him money for everyday and he does chores. So literally after he saved up, he bought the kite.

But one of my thoughts, is that they could make it better, by making the story longer or making the kite come to life. Also, it said that Benji's kite was always crashing into the sea or ocean. So after he bought the kite, he waved across the ocean and after 5 hours of swinging the kite for some reason -_-, dad said time to bring the kite back home.

So that's my thoughts on BENJI AND THE GIANT KITE, but if you want to read it and you might enjoy it!

Children will adore the story of Benji and his passion for kites — especially a giant orange one. Parents will love the lessons the book teaches about perseverance, dreams, and letting go.


Benji adores 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. 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. Soon the kite becomes a distant speck in the sky. 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.

Alan Fox explains that like all of his books,

“BENJI AND THE GIANT KITE is based on a real-life incident. I decided to tell this story, because I wanted to share the sense of achievement I felt by working hard to obtain something I really loved.”

BENJI AND THE GIANT KITE, with illustrations by Eefje Jujil, 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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