Good Kite Books and Bad Kite Books

by David

When I was in middle school (early 1980s), the local electrical utility used to give out "kite safety" booklets every March. The booklets had kite-making instructions, but they were so poorly written! I wanted to make my own kite so much, but I got heartbreakingly poor results from those instructions.

Similarly, some of the kites books at the library just weren't enough to help a 10 year old kid make a kite. I finally found one library book (I wish I could remember the title) that really explained things carefully. What an amazing feeling to see my first kite fly.

I really have respect for authors who write instructional books for young readers.

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