Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Kite and the Boy by Aaron Duffy

The Kite and the Boy is a sweet story about a boy who spends all of this money to buy a kite.  The kite is overjoyed that someone has finally bought it.  The boy loves the kite and flies it every day.

One day the kite sees all the birds in the air and wishes it could just fly with the birds.  The kite gets a strong wind, breaking the string, and it's off with the birds.  It doesn't take long for the kite to realize that's not what it wanted and it wanted to be back with the boy.

The boy doesn't give up looking for his kite.  He finds it, tattered and torn.  He saves his kite, repairs it, and loves it just as before.

The story is based on the parable of the Prodigal Son-- with the value of forgiveness and the beauty of redemption.   Although based on the Prodigal Son, there is no mention of the actual Bible story in the book.

My grandchildren have enjoyed having me read The Kite and the Boy to them, and even the older grandchildren enjoyed reading it.  When my husband read it, he immediately said that we needed to show it to our pastor to see if she would like to use it in one of her children's sermons.  He told her all about the book, so I did take it to her.  She loved the story and the idea to use it in a future children's sermon when the Gospel lesson is on the Prodigal Son.  She kept my book!

A great book with a great moral to keep on your bookshelf to read again and again.
Nice illustrations to go along with the story although they are in black and white.  We did find ourselves wishing the author would have chosen to at least make the kite the red inside the book that you see on the cover.  Minor thing.

About the Author: Aaron Duffy is the father of two energetic, independent and curious young boys. He has learned a great deal about forgiving and being forgiven. He is a passionate writer who seeks to introduce children to fundamental truths through relatable stories. Aaron lives in the beautiful mountainous region of central Appalachia.

Disclosure:  I rec'd a copy of the book for the purpose of this review.  I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions are my own.  Post does contain affiliate links.
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