Marie Kondo fans: check it out. Kondo will be publishing a picture book this fall called Kiki and Jax, to be illustrated by Geisel Honor–winning author/illustrator Salina Yoon.
The book, which will have a 250,000 first print run, will hit shelves November 5. Kiki and Jax is inspired by the KonMari method, as it follows two best friends — Kiki, a collector, and Jax, a sorter — as they work through what it means when their friendship has to navigate things. When those things begin to get in the way, they learn the power of how their friendship works: the spark of joy.
Kondo said, “I’m pleased to share this timeless story about friendship, and I hope that the characters of Kiki and Jax inspire children and families to tidy and embrace joy!”
With the popularity of the Netflix adaptation of Kondo’s first book, a new book from Kondo — and one geared for children — is timely. Kondo has been named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people, among a host of other accolades.
The book will be published on audiobook simultaneously. You can preorder Kiki and Jax today.