The Festival of Winds is a colourful Spring festival held annually in the skies above Bondi Beach in Sydney. It is a fun family day out with Australian and international kite flyers demonstrating their expertise, workshops for children and a festival atmosphere.
Whenever I think about kites I am reminded of that wonderful story The Sea-Breeze Hotel by Marcia Vaughan and Patricia Mullins. The kites in this story are magic and make you want to rush out and make your own or at least make tissue paper collages of them flying in the wind. The story theme of co-operation and working together also makes the book a must-read.
If your library doesn't have this book there are always the more factual ones:
• Kite Flying by Grace Lin
• Catch the Wind by Gail Gibbons
• The Story of Kites by Ying Chang Compestine
• Kites Sail High by Ruth Heller