golden threadsHappy book birthday to Golden Threads by Suzanne del Rizzo! A sweet and heartwarming story about a stuffed fox and his journey to find his girl. I read this book a while ago after requesting it because of the adorable fox on the cover and just fell in love. If you have a kid who loves foxes, this is a great story to grab.

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When a storm sweeps Emis 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 grandfathers help, to bring the fox back to its original home. Once together, Emi and Kiko piece together the foxs 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.

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