"A beloved toy fox is swept away from his best friend (human girl) Emi and their mountain home. He ends up tattered and alone on a distant shore. Fox is eventually found by a kind old man and given as a gift to his frail granddaughter, Kiko. It is shown, but not necessarily explained, that Kiko has a visual impairment and is recovering from a leg injury. Here in their valley cabin, the fox is lovingly mended with the most exquisite golden thread,...
2) Windy days
"Rhyming couplets celebrate windy weather, the sensory experience of wind, and the activities it makes possible from a preschooler's perspective. Mixed-media collage art shows young children engaging in outdoor activities, including scattering milkweed seeds, spinning pinwheels, flying kites, and struggling against a strong wind. A final page includes age-appropriate STEM activities related to wind."--