What I Loved:
The illustrations in this book were beautiful. The pictures had such texture, you felt like if you touched the page, you would feel the grooves of fabric or the softness of a petal. These wonderful artistic touches made reading the book so wonderful.
How I Felt:
The story was so sweet. The love that Emi shares for her fox shows in the words of the story. When the fox is lost and damaged, the care that Kiko shows after finding him sends a wonderful message about caring for things. Just because they are broken, does not mean they cannot be mended.
To Read or Not To Read:
This book is perfect for every child. It’s a beautiful story. It is perfect for Kindergarten to 3rd grade.
Where To Find This Book:
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When a storm sweeps Emi’s beloved stuffed fox away from their mountain home, he ends up tattered and alone on a distant shore. A kind old man finds the fox and gives it to his granddaughter, Kiko. As she recovers from an injury of her own, Kiko mends the fox lovingly with golden thread.
As the seasons pass, Kiko cares for the fox as her own. But after discovering his origins, she sets out, with her grandfather’s help, to bring the fox back to its original home. Once together, Emi and Kiko piece together the fox’s journey and find delight in their newly forged connections.
Golden Threads is inspired by the Japanese art form of kintsugi, or golden joinery, where broken pottery is repaired with resin painted gold. Kintsugi values repairing, rather than replacing, believing that the cracks give the broken item its story. This book is also a warm celebration of wabi-sabi, the Japanese idea that there is beauty in things that may be incomplete or imperfect.
Golden Threads by Suzanne Del Rizzo
Page Count: 32 pages
Pub Date: April 15, 2020
This book was provided to me by NetGalley and the publisher. I am leaving my honest, unbiased review voluntarily.