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Kites Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-07-05 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 7 user ratings
ISBN:0517800500
LANGUAGE:English

" This title has some history of kite making, but more than this, different types of kites are explored for their symbolism and purpose for flying. Instructions are included as well for the building of one's own kite. A super read and activity tie-in for spring. " said.

" Once upon a time in China, a painter of holy pictures is asked by the people of the village to make elaborate paintings that they will turn into kites to send their wishes to the gods. Many pages are devoted to the different designs the holy painter created and what each creation symbolically means. " said.

" This is an interesting, but a little too overly repetitive story about kites. I liked the first dozen pictures, but then it started to lose me. We still enjoyed the illustrations and the craft at the end is one that we've done before; it's definitely a craft that children can make without too much help. We have really enjoyed Demi's books and we will certainly look for more at our local library. " said.

"I had about as much luck as did Charles M. Schulz’s Charlie Brown with making kites, flying kites, but I’ve always liked kites anyway.

One cool thing about this book is that in the back there are detailed instructions, with pictures included, for how to make and fly kites.

The story in this book is mostly a vehicle to describe the various traditional Chinese meanings of many birds, insects, reptiles & fish & crustaceans, and other animals, gods & Buddhas, flowers, symbols.

Much of the language is geared to older children. I suspect if this book was read to very young listeners, they wouldn’t know what many of the words mean, but they would enjoy the pictures.

The illustrations, especially of the kites, are compelling to view. They’re delightfully small and colorful. Kind of like paper dolls, some might be tempted to cut them out of the book.

I’m not as wild about some of the traditions, particularly of the three winners of the kite festival each winning animals, and I don’t enjoy the one to one symbolism such as “Mouse brings laughter and happiness.” However, even though I’m probably not the best reader for this book, I did find the story and the kites interesting, and I really like the art project of making a kite that is included.
" said.

" This title has some history of kite making, but more than this, different types of kites are explored for their symbolism and purpose for flying. Instructions are included as well for the building of one's own kite. A super read and activity tie-in for spring. " said.

" Once upon a time in China, a painter of holy pictures is asked by the people of the village to make elaborate paintings that they will turn into kites to send their wishes to the gods. Many pages are devoted to the different designs the holy painter created and what each creation symbolically means. " said.

" This is an interesting, but a little too overly repetitive story about kites. I liked the first dozen pictures, but then it started to lose me. We still enjoyed the illustrations and the craft at the end is one that we've done before; it's definitely a craft that children can make without too much help. We have really enjoyed Demi's books and we will certainly look for more at our local library. " said.

"I had about as much luck as did Charles M. Schulz’s Charlie Brown with making kites, flying kites, but I’ve always liked kites anyway.

One cool thing about this book is that in the back there are detailed instructions, with pictures included, for how to make and fly kites.

The story in this book is mostly a vehicle to describe the various traditional Chinese meanings of many birds, insects, reptiles & fish & crustaceans, and other animals, gods & Buddhas, flowers, symbols.

Much of the language is geared to older children. I suspect if this book was read to very young listeners, they wouldn’t know what many of the words mean, but they would enjoy the pictures.

The illustrations, especially of the kites, are compelling to view. They’re delightfully small and colorful. Kind of like paper dolls, some might be tempted to cut them out of the book.

I’m not as wild about some of the traditions, particularly of the three winners of the kite festival each winning animals, and I don’t enjoy the one to one symbolism such as “Mouse brings laughter and happiness.” However, even though I’m probably not the best reader for this book, I did find the story and the kites interesting, and I really like the art project of making a kite that is included.
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