Benji & The Giant Kite {Book Review}

Benji & The Giant Kite {Book Review}


I received a copy of “Benji & The Giant Kite” ($17.95 value) in exchange for this promotion. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

Benji loves kites!  And living near a beach where the strong wind blew, Benji knew it was great for flying kites, but he also knew he lost many kites on that beach in the past.

Benji bought a new box kite, but it quickly crashed into a tree.  Benji noticed another kite he wanted to buy….which was a giant, orange diamond-shaped kite, but he already spent his allowance on the box kite.  Fortunately, Mom still bought the kite, but Benji didn’t get it until he earned the money.  For two weeks he worked on the garden to earn that kite.

Finally, Benji earned that kite and he flew it high into the sky and shared it with his dad and brother and received so much enjoyment out of his giant, orange diamond-shaped kite.  And when the day was done, much to a surprise….Benji let the kite go…..

The Benji & The Giant Kite ending may be a BIG disappointment for some kiddos, as it was a personal let down for me, BUT it also reminds us of the quote… If you love something, let it go. If it returns, it’s yours; if it doesn’t, it wasn’t.”.  Somewhat slightly a deep analogy for a kid’s picture book, but Benji had the realization that this kite was near the clouds where it belonged….and furthermore, should be.

Benji & The Giant Kite can be purchased at Amazon and Barnes & Nobles.  This picture book geared for ages 2-6 (grades Preschool – 3).   


About the author
Alan C. Fox is the bestselling author of three books for adults, PEOPLE TOOLS, PEOPLE TOOLS FOR BUSINESS, and PEOPLE TOOLS FOR LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS. His two children’s books are BENJI AND THE 24 POUND BANANA SQUASH (Clavis 2017) and BENJI AND THE GIANT KITE (Clavis 2018). An entrepreneur, philanthropist, and relationships expert, Alan is also the publisher of the poetry magazine, Rattle. He founded a charity that works to maximize the potential of youth as well as an organization that encourages young people to become active in helping others. Alan lives in Los Angeles, California. To learn more, visit Alan’s website:

Eefje Juijl, a graduate of the School of the Arts Utrech, creates colorful illustrations for children’s books, magazines, postcards and more. She lives in The Netherlands with her partner Philip, her son Guus, daughter Fien, and their dog Jip.


Cynthia Tait

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