Publication Date: March 2004
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.
Sam can't wait to try out his new kite, but Dad says he's too small to fly it alone-it needs someone bigger. When Dad launches the kite, a strong wind pulls it into the sky. But the wind is so strong that it pulls Dad up, too! Only one person can rescue this runaway kite, and Sam knows just who that someone is. With bouncy text-in a combination of rhyme and prose-and cheery art, this whimsical story is just right for anyone who's ever felt not big enough.
"Fun...the story, the writing, and the art - a triple threat in the picture-book department...cheerful...buoyant...full of... whimsy." KIRKUS REVIEWS Kirkus Reviews
"humorous watercolor scenes...kids will cheer his heroics...catchy rhymes and colorful art...a good choice for a spring storytime." ALA BOOKLIST Booklist, ALA
"...[a] winning fable about competence and confidence." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Publishers Weekly
"colorful watercolor cartoons depict the bouncy adventure...singsong verses...A great choice for storytime and one-on-one sharing." School Library Journal
"Sam's refrain will soon have listeners joining in as they delight in the familiar structure...a gentle triumph for kids." BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books