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Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship

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Inspired by Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method, “Kiki & Jax” tells the endearing story of two best friends who couldn’t be more different: Kiki is a collector and Jax is a sorter. The one thing they always agree on is how much fun they have together. But when Kiki’s things start getting in the way, they have to figure out how to make room for what’s always sparked joy – Inspired by Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method™, “Kiki & Jax” tells the endearing story of two best friends who couldn’t be more different: Kiki is a collector and Jax is a sorter. The one thing they always agree on is how much fun they have together. But when Kiki’s things start getting in the way, they have to figure out how to make room for what’s always sparked joy – their friendship.


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Inspired by Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method, “Kiki & Jax” tells the endearing story of two best friends who couldn’t be more different: Kiki is a collector and Jax is a sorter. The one thing they always agree on is how much fun they have together. But when Kiki’s things start getting in the way, they have to figure out how to make room for what’s always sparked joy – Inspired by Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method™, “Kiki & Jax” tells the endearing story of two best friends who couldn’t be more different: Kiki is a collector and Jax is a sorter. The one thing they always agree on is how much fun they have together. But when Kiki’s things start getting in the way, they have to figure out how to make room for what’s always sparked joy – their friendship.

30 review for Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship

  1. 4 out of 5

    McKenzie/literarydragon

    Adorable cleaning propaganda

  2. 4 out of 5

    Rod Brown

    It's silly and a weird extension of the brand, but this little story does hit on the core of Kondo's decluttering philosophy and -- my favorite part -- how to properly fold your shirts for drawers. If you've liked her other books, this will probably spark joy too.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mariana Elkins

    I read this book with my son and we have started to declutter his room. It’s not an easy process. I can foresee some bribery being envolved in the future. This book did help him understand what is happening. The best part was when he stared crying he screamed: I am overwhelmed. He didn’t know that word before this book. I told him we could take a brake when ever he felt overwhelmed. Teaching him to identify and deal with that emotion is enough to earn this book 5! I read this book with my son and we have started to declutter his room. It’s not an easy process. I can foresee some bribery being envolved in the future. This book did help him understand what is happening. The best part was when he stared crying he screamed: I am overwhelmed. He didn’t know that word before this book. I told him we could take a brake when ever he felt overwhelmed. Teaching him to identify and deal with that emotion is enough to earn this book 5⭐️!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Adele

    Somewhat cute and a little sad at points. My husband who has read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing says this does succeed in incorporating the key take-aways from that book into a picture book for children. I wanted to read this because I am totally Kiki and my husband is totally Jax so maybe it is to be expected that I thought it was only okay.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Annese

    Marie Kondo is DETERMINED to make us clean up! If you didn't get it with the first book, large print edition, audiobook, manga, or TV series, here is another format for you to try. Consistency! The picture book is definitely the version I needed. I appreciate her for keeping us accountable. That said... cleaning/getting rid of my books will forever be the hardest part.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Naomi

    What the living hell? My mouth dropped in listening to this book. Can we let kids be kids versus making them anxious about the hoarding that kids naturally do? This woman irritates the living bejeezus out of me anyway, but this is a new low to make a buck.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    I'm a big fan of Marie Kondo (I've read Life-Changing Magic, Spark Joy, and her manga), and I'm a big fan of picture books, so I've been eagerly waiting for this one. It didn't disappoint! I really like how this cute story of friends is shown in a way that allows kids to see that tidying isn't just something their parents want them to do, but it can be short term fun (the act of going through your things, weeding, and sorting), and long term fun (having the space to play and knowing where all I'm a big fan of Marie Kondo (I've read Life-Changing Magic, Spark Joy, and her manga), and I'm a big fan of picture books, so I've been eagerly waiting for this one. It didn't disappoint! I really like how this cute story of friends is shown in a way that allows kids to see that tidying isn't just something their parents want them to do, but it can be short term fun (the act of going through your things, weeding, and sorting), and long term fun (having the space to play and knowing where all your favourite things are). I think it really shows how the KonMari method can be useful for all ages. It also is genuinely just a nice story about friendship and how looking after your space means you can dedicate more time to the friends you care about. Salina Yoon's illustrations are super cute and really easy on the eye. I think it helps with the understanding of this one since it lets us see the methods easily. Recommended for all ages, especially for those kids who either like tidying and organizing or really struggle with how to keep their own things tidy and organized (especially in a way that maximizes fun).

  8. 4 out of 5

    Janet (MommyTheReader)

    I didn't realize this was a Marie Kondo book when I picked it out at the library. It showed up on a list of books about friendship and looked cute. What a fun surprise to realize that Kondo was a co-author and we were getting a lesson on tidiness as well as friendship. The overall idea is one friend is messy, and a bit of a hoarder (well, she is a squirrel), and the other is more skilled with his organizational abilities. They end up working together so they can actually find the toys they want I didn't realize this was a Marie Kondo book when I picked it out at the library. It showed up on a list of books about friendship and looked cute. What a fun surprise to realize that Kondo was a co-author and we were getting a lesson on tidiness as well as friendship. The overall idea is one friend is messy, and a bit of a hoarder (well, she is a squirrel), and the other is more skilled with his organizational abilities. They end up working together so they can actually find the toys they want to play with, a problem that unsurprisingly resonated with my preschooler. 😏 Some of it was a bit unrealistic, and maybe intentionally directed at the grown-up reader, since everything my son acquires sparks joy in him, and the resulting organized room was a bit too Pottery Barn catalog-ish IMO, but there were many relatable elements. My son's favorite part was a map of Kiki's house showing the long path she needed to take to navigate around all the clutter to get to her front door. An excellent visual. I need to draw one of those for our house. He gives this book 100🌟s which translates to 5 on Goodreads, and I'm in agreement.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sheri

    This was a cute book about friends and playing together when you have the space to do it. Kiki the squirrel is a collector and Jax, the owl, is an organizer. They cannot play together at Kiki's house until she puts her collections away and there is space. But Kiki needs Jax to help with organizing her things. Message-driven book.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Shimona Hirchberg

    this is so cute! and really good for kids (and those reading it to kids)

  11. 4 out of 5

    Anjanette

    book about organization book about different friends

  12. 5 out of 5

    Winston

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. it's not a spoiler that she brought up joy for kids, and totally misses

  13. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    #KonMarie for kids

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ann

    this book sparks joy

  15. 5 out of 5

    Earl

    I thought this was super cute and a great way to introduce kids to the fun of tidying up.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kiki

    Cute story about staying organized geared towards early elementary.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Allison

  18. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Taft

  19. 4 out of 5

    Lo

  20. 4 out of 5

    Rachel Fan

  21. 4 out of 5

    Panda Incognito

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kaila

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sidharth Uday

  24. 4 out of 5

    Matthew

  25. 4 out of 5

    Emily

  26. 5 out of 5

    Tasia

  27. 4 out of 5

    Annamarie

  28. 5 out of 5

    mj

  29. 4 out of 5

    Slaa!!!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Eileen Froehlich

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