The Boy, The Kite And The Wind

A week or so ago a friend emailed me about a children’s book he thought I might like. I don’t typically do a lot of reviews or recommendations for children’s books because I just can’t keep up with everything that’s out there, not to mention that there are a lot of bloggers who do that sort of thing way more efficiently and effectively than I do. But the simplicity of the title really grabbed my attention, so I told my friend I’d check it out and made a mental note to visit the book’s website just as soon as I had a chance.

Sure enough, I looked at the website later that day. And. My goodness. There’s just no way I could’ve known that a video for the book was going to reduce me to a blubbering mess.

The Boy, the Kite, and the Wind from Improbable Philanthropist on Vimeo.

If you’re interested, you can order the book here. It looks like the illustrations are absolutely beautiful, and I can’t wait until our copy comes in the mail and we get to see it in person!

p.s. Nobody paid me or gave me anything to mention this book.

p.p.s. Just to be clear.

p.p.p.s. Thank you and have a delightful day.

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  1. Meredith says:

    Wow. Beautiful.

  2. We are in the process of adopting a baby boy from Africa, so you can imagine my emotional state upon watching the video. I will have to order the book…and wait for the day when I can read it to him in person.

  3. I ordered this a few months ago and can’t wait to get it!

  4. Now I am just spent.

  5. Goosebumps.

  6. Amazing. Beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing.

  7. Oh my….it is never a good idea to cry out loud at work….goodness. Now I think I must order this book for my boy.

  8. Brittany says:

    Oh my goodness. So good. Thanks for sharing.

  9. If you like to cry at the library, check out picture books by Eve Bunting. She has some that are standard fare about ducks, etc., but she also tackles difficult topics in amazing ways. Those books aren’t really appropriate for younger kids, but would be good for your son’s age — there’s one about The Wall that turned me into a blubbering mess.

    Then, to cheer up, go look at the witty picture books of Jon Agee. Enjoy!

  10. Holy wow…

  11. :: The eternal wind will outlast A N Y T H I N G that flies in it :: Okay… that right there = pure goosebumps!!! That visual covers it all huh?? Luv.. looove.. love your blog hunie! Just about the only one who can make me burst straight into ugly cry. So.. thanx. :) You are amazing, funny, giving and honest and I love what your blog does for us all!!! Keep on Keepin on Sista!!! ~~~

  12. Covered in goosebumps… blurry with tears… Loving my boys and my man… Putting this book on the list.

  13. early morning cry fest…..check!

  14. What struck me as much as the beautiful words was the absolute beauty in the children’s faces.

  15. So glad you shared this! Saw it a few weeks back. Amazing. Can’t wait to get mine. Ordered two weeks ago!

  16. What a beautiful video……! Thank you for sharing!

  17. Oh, wow. That is beautiful. Definitely ordering it!