There was a time when children's books surrounded my knight and I with our children being small always ready for a story. Now they are reading on their own in middle school and grown, those well-loved and read books are being packed away. So, when Cheryl asked me to review a children's book, I gladly took it as a reprieve from the nearly grownup state of our household.
"Keoni's Big Question" takes place along the Ohio River with a young boy and an old man. Keoni asks his big question to many of his family and friends, even the pastor with no avail. Is it too big of a question to have an answer? Patti B. Ogden's description of this nature-loving young lad and the old man on a fishing excursion has the reader sitting in the little row boat along side the two. The curiosity of a child is reminiscent of our own younger years,especially as the thunderstorm rolls in on them. Things calm down after a desparate prayful moment, the sun shines again on the two of them in a special way and to both a delightful mystery is solved.
Not to be a spoiler here, let's just say this is a story that any parent would be happy to share with their children. Both of my middle-school daughters read the book and found it "cute".....oh well for lack of more descriptive words, they liked it. I did too, so if you have a small nature loving kiddo at home or a grandchild here or there, share this story with them, the message is universal and I'll admit cute, too.