I recently received a new children’s book to review called Flight of the Mite. So of course I went to the best critic in the house – my 4 year old son Parker. We sat down to read the story together and discovered a delightful tale about imagination and discovery. Flight of the Mite is written by Grayson Smith, illustrated by Alana Kyle and published by Peppermint Toast Publishing. The illustrations are delightful and Parker insisted that we stop to discuss some of them along the way. There was more than one “wow!” over a picture of the mite climbing a dandelion.
The story is about a mite with a big imagination who takes a ride on a dandelion to a new land. In the new land she discovers creatures unlike herself who are blind but can see the world using their other senses and their imaginations.
“But how is it that you can see my hair, without your eyes?”
The little mite with wondrous wonder, asked them in surprise.
They told her their imaginations were their finest prize.
Although they couldn’t see, their other senses made them wise.
This excerpt gave me an idea! After we had read and discussed the book, Parker and I talked about the five senses and then played a little game. I blindfolded him and would then place an object in his hands for him to identify with his other senses. It was a lot of fun and Parker thought it was hilarious. He tried smelling, touching, hearing and sometimes tasting the items that I placed in his hands. Most of the time he guessed right. He discovered that his other senses made him wise too.
I’m a bit of a push over when it comes to cute tales that rhythm but apparently I’m not the only one in the house that enjoyed our new book. Parker proudly said that he would recommend it to his friends. I also love that Peppermint Toast Publishing will be donating $3 from the sale of this book to help improve the health and lives of young people who rely on BC Children’s Hospital. I encourage you to head over to their facebook page and give them a “like” and visit their website to purchase your copy of Flight of the Mite.
I also have a copy of this book to give away as part of our Facebook 1000 likes giveaway so make sure you “like” and share our page with your friends so we can get this giveaway underway.
January 2nd, 2014 · 3 Comments