I requested Golden Threads by Suzanne del Rizzo and illustrated by Miki Sato because, you guessed it, there’s a fox on the cover. As many of you know, I’m a sucker for anything fox related, so much to the point that I’ve read plenty of books I had absolutely no interest in solely because there was a beautiful fox depicted on its surface. Well, fortunately, this children’s book about love and loss, healing and finding your way back home was such a wonderful read.
Fox takes center stage, a young stuffed pet belonging to a little girl called Emi gets blown away with a storm one day, falling to disrepair along the journey. It is then that Kiko finds the damaged toy, gathering him up from outside and bringing him home in order to use golden threads to patch up his damaged body. And while the fox is happy with this new girl, he still worries over how Emi must feel without him.
And as the winter passes by and fades away, Kiko and her grandfather set out to bring the little fox back to his girl.
I loved this book so much. It’s beautifully illustrated and the story it tells is wonderful. Bright colors pepper its pages to keep young readers engaged. And it’s the perfect tale for any child who has lost their own favorite toys. Though they may miss them, they can imagine that their toy may be helping someone else while it is gone and perhaps one day they will find it again.
I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.