Keoni’s Big Question
Patti B. Ogden
Capstone Productions (2008)
Reviewed by Madeline McElroy (age 8) for Reader Views (2/09)
This story is about a little boy named Keoni and his friend ‘Old Fisherman.’ They spend a lot of time fishing together. His friend taught him a lot about fishing and being quiet and patient waiting for the fish to bite. One day a big storm came while they were fishing on the Ohio River. Keoni was really scared of storms, but his friend made him feel safe.
Keoni has a really big question he keeps asking people but nobody gives him the answer he is looking for. After many years of being friends with Old Fisherman he never thought of asking him his big question, until the day of the storm when he saw the rainbow. Keoni couldn’t understand why his friend was looking at the rainbow and crying.
Keoni’s question was a really good one about God. I learned something about God that I didn’t think about before. When Keoni got the answer to his big question from Old Fisherman he was happier than happy! I didn’t really think about seeing God until I go to Heaven. I think other Christian children would enjoy learning about God in this way too. Even some kids that don’t know about God should read this book to understand God more.
My favorite part of “Keoni’s Big Question” by Patti B. Ogden was when Keoni told Old Fisherman he could see God inside of him. This was so sweet. If you can see God in someone they must really be a good person.