Simon Mole is well known on the performance circuit and earlier this year he wowed the Imagine Festival crowd at our day of children’s poetry here in the library, so we’re thrilled to have added his first picture book to the collection. It’s a poetic story about a boy called David who has moved to a new home and feels out of place. All the local children fly kites so David makes himself a kite and tries to make friends but his kite won’t fly. As one of his new neighbours tells him, “A kite has to feel right for it to fly..” This is a lovely rhythmical story about loss and change and giving yourself time for things to feel right. And the kites created by exciting young illustrator Oamul Lu make you want to find a hill and fly a kite of your own.