Read the fox wish by Kimiko Aman Komako Sakai Online


This charming story follows two children who go looking for their jump rope and discover that a group of foxes have claimed it as an answer to their wish. With beautiful, classic illustrations and lyrical text, here is a subtle, sensitive piece of magic that proves to sisters, brothers, and foxes alike that the trusted familiar often lives right next to the truly extraordiThis charming story follows two children who go looking for their jump rope and discover that a group of foxes have claimed it as an answer to their wish. With beautiful, classic illustrations and lyrical text, here is a subtle, sensitive piece of magic that proves to sisters, brothers, and foxes alike that the trusted familiar often lives right next to the truly extraordinary—if only you have the eyes to see it....

Title : the fox wish
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ISBN : 34621751
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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the fox wish Reviews

  • Kathryn
    2019-03-13 04:54

    Both Moxies captured my heart. I loved this wonderful book.

  • Ariadne
    2019-02-26 06:12

    The illustrations really spoke to me and the story was super cute too. Reminded me of a blend between a Japanese fairy tale and an Appalachian folk tale. Really, it's hard to go wrong with adorable foxes jumping rope.

  • Susan
    2019-03-07 07:07

    This favorite story originally published in Japan, delights the imagination and tickles the heart. A ‘what if’ story in a world where children and animals understand each other.A young girl and her toddler brother forget their jump rope at the park. When they return to find it, their jump rope isn’t where they left it. When they hear laughter, they follow it and come upon a pack of young foxes jumping with their rope. The foxes jumped well, but their tails got in their way and they kept falling. While the young girl knew it was not polite to laugh, the toddler giggled. The foxes heard them and the two came out of hiding. Soon they were all jumping. But who would take the jump rope home? Roxie, who left it at the park, or Roxy who found it? Enjoy the emotions shared in this imaginary encounter with a pack of playful foxes. The soothing and almost whimsical illustrations rendered in acrylic gouache, oil pencil and ballpoint pen capture the foxes’ personified emotions. A story and art for the heart.

  • Tara
    2019-03-21 05:49

    This review also published on kissthebook.blogspot.comRoxie and her little brother, Lukie, rush back to the park one day after Roxie remembers she's forgotten her jumping rope. The rope is not where they left it, but they hear the sounds of rope jumping and follow it to a clearing where a gathering of foxes are jumping with the rope. The talkative foxes happily accept help in learning to better their rope jumping skills, and the two species spend a happy afternoon playing together. As the sun sets, Roxie leaves her rope with the foxes in appreciation for the wishes and little bit of magic the afternoon was all about. This is truly a sweet little book and I fell in love with it on my first read. The voices of the characters--human and fox alike--are so vividly written, I felt myself caught up in the magic of the story. The message of wishes coming true through the actions of others really appealed to me, and it would make a great discussion starter in a classroom setting. The illustrations are not bright or bold, but still very eye-catching and perfectly capture the essence of the story. I enjoyed this very much.

  • Thabata
    2019-03-07 11:03

    This could have been a superb picture book: no words. Kimiko Aman’s concept is a good and simple one, but so poorly executed when it comes to words that I cringed while reading it. Also, the whole thing looked and sounded very western to me (starting with the characters name, extending a bit to their looks), not at all what I was looking for, nor expecting from this. It was my wish for a multicultural immersion, to explore the beauties and artistry of non-western traditions (Kimiko Aman is Chinese and graduated in Japan, Komako Sakai is Japanese). Perhaps the fault lies in the translation, but I’m reticent about that since I do not know how to read it in the original for a more accurate opinion than the one I can present at the moment. Komako Sakai’s illustrations have the cutest foxes and the choices of using pastels proves a very talented and skilled artist was at work while doing this. Overall it was sadly disappointing. What I can say is this: as a wordless book it would be great, the colour pallet is amazing and I wish I could have liked this book. I really did.

  • Linda
    2019-03-14 05:53

    This story won both story and illustration awards in Japan. It’s a small bit of whimsy when a little girl realizes she’s left her jump rope in the woods. When she returns to fetch it and her little brother goes along, they find a group of foxes learning how to jump. What happens next is pure whimsy accompanied by a kind deed at the end. The illustrations are gorgeous, quite dream-like. It will be a fun read aloud to young children.

  • Juliana Lee
    2019-02-22 06:06

    Roxie and Luke go to the playground to find the jumprope she forgot there. But jumprope is not there and they find a group of foxes playing with it in the woods. Roxie and Luke join the foxes and teach them how to jump without tripping on their tails. In the end, Roxie lets one of the foxes, whose name is also Roxie, take the jumprope home with her.

  • Rebecca
    2019-02-21 05:02

    I could easily see becoming a personal collector of Komako Sakai's illustrations. Here I especially loved the very spare use of hot pink lines in an otherwise muted palette of textured images painted on wood. The story was perfect, too.

  • Mary Lee
    2019-03-09 05:48

    Magic, wishes, foxes. Adorable jumping foxes.

  • Elena Maddox
    2019-02-25 12:03

    Beautiful illustrations. Good for toddlers or pre-K about sharing.

  • Rachel
    2019-03-11 08:58

    Such lovely illustrations, and I love the imagination of it all.

  • Jaime
    2019-03-16 05:04

    Writing a narrative with students? This would be an excellent mentor text. Beautiful story with dialogue. Love how the story unravels.

  • Mary
    2019-02-21 11:04

    Cute story, nice illustrations. Could for a read-aloud with 3-6 y/o.

  • Gina
    2019-03-24 09:15

    Delicate, glowing illustrations enhance this sweet story.

  • Steph
    2019-02-28 04:52

    Whimsical and adorable, and yet ended so suddenly. A very short little story; wish this had kept going. =)

  • Kristy McRae
    2019-03-14 04:58

    Absolutely love this story! So sweet and cute!

  • Amanda Harrison
    2019-03-10 07:57

    A lost jumprope, a group of foxes, and the power of being a friend. Author Kimiko Aman offers children into a true glimpse of what is important in life.Well recommended.

  • Emily
    2019-03-18 03:58

    weird not in they way I like

  • Donna
    2019-03-21 05:09


  • Michelle
    2019-03-08 09:54

    Cute but eh

  • Beckyt
    2019-03-11 05:48

    What an adorable book! So sweet and silly! The illustrations and story are charming.

  • Wendy Lukert
    2019-03-04 08:10

    this is so cute

  • Stacy
    2019-03-16 06:52

    Cute and whimsical. I had to read this book when I saw foxes jumping rope.

  • Marcie
    2019-02-22 05:16

    Would be fun to pair this with the wordless Little Fox in the Forest. It feels good that the feelings of these two books are so universal.

  • Pat
    2019-03-03 11:56

    As the clunky title suggests, this story gets lost in translation with too many words and muddled phrasing; adorable foxes merit the second star.

  • Alyssa Gudenburr
    2019-03-17 07:10

    A cute story about sharing a jump rope with foxes. Would be good for 1st and 2nd graders.

  • Tracie
    2019-03-01 09:06

    A young girl forgets her jump rope and when she returns to retrieve it, she and her brother discover a group of foxes trying to play with it. Imaginatively lovely.

  • Joan Marie
    2019-03-21 08:48

    An imaginative, anthropomorphic story about kindness.

  • Niki Marion
    2019-02-22 10:07

    I love Chronicle's imports, like this one first published in Japan in 2003. The story begins in medias res when a sister realizes that she left her jump rope at the park and speeds off with her brother to retrieve it. Once arrived, they notice that the jump rope is already in use--by a group of playful foxes! The illustrations are shadowy and a little off-putting--red pencil outlining and small, widely-spaced eyes on the siblings feel fantastical and otherworldly. Rough overlays of charcoal pencil create an almost-ominous texture and make the tenuous nature of this world evident. The bright greens of the park, playful compositions, and dialogue exchanges counteract this visual anxiety, however, and readers experience this push-and-pull of safety and danger and light and dark. Ultimately, the book concludes with a generous gift and the promise of more play in this world where foxes talk and love to jump rope.