King for a Day
This was a wonderful story about a boy and his kite. This story takes place in Pakistan on the day of Basant, the kite festival. Malik has built a great kite, Falcon and is eager to show off his skills. He especially hopes to beat a neighborhood bully in the kite battle. The story goes through the different moves Malik performs with his kite to win. In the end, there is a party to end the festival and story.
I have Pakistani neighbors so I enjoyed reading more about their culture. This book made me realize that kids are pretty similar even if they grow up in very different neighborhoods. The Pakistanis have a fun kite festival and so do we in Austin! I have often made my own kites just like Malik and his family did. My favorite parts of the book were the illustrations of the kites and the party at the end. The colors and designs of the kites were wonderful and so different that what we make in Austin. The ending party was neat to see the different buildings. I recommend this book to anyone that likes illustrations and/or likes to learn about different cultures.
|Author||Rukhsana Khan, Christiane Kromer, Illustrator|
|Page Count||32 pages|
|Publisher||Lee & Low Books|
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