Origami Peace Cranes: Friendships Take Flight: Includes Origami Paper & Instructions: Proceeds Support the Peace Crane Project
Emma is a sweet young girl who is new in town and would love to make friends with all of the interesting kids in her class. Unfortunately, she spends so much time doubting that they’d like her that she manages to miss all sorts of chances to make friends! Can an origami project at school help Emma overcome her fears and forge some wonderful new friendships?
Origami Peace Cranes is a gorgeous book inside and out. The artwork, in particular, is marvelous, employing a beautiful technique that made the clothing and hairstyles of the children pop with vibrant energy and personality beyond the usual color palettes. And the story itself is infinitely relatable. It’s a love letter to those of us who live too much in our own heads and second-guess ourselves into unhappiness. Plenty of us have been Emma and just needed a single act of kindness to break through our shells. Throw in the free origami paper and instructions for making peace cranes of your own, and you’ve got the recipe for a truly wonderful book. What a treat.