Marie Kondo is coming for your children with her new kid’s book

“It’s a timeless story about friendship, and I hope that the characters of Kiki and Jax will inspire children and families to tidy and embrace joy!”

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We already told you that decluttering queen Marie Kondo is coming for your workplace with and upcoming book about overhauling your messy desk with the forthcoming “Joy at Work.” Now, the star of Netflix’s “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” has announced on her Instagram page that’s she’s written a children’s book, to be released on November 5, called “Kiki & Jax: the Life-Changing Magic of Friendship.”

“It’s a timeless story about friendship, and I hope that the characters of Kiki and Jax will inspire children and families to tidy and embrace joy!” Kondo wrote.

The book is co-written is illustrated and co-written by popular children’s book author Salina Yoon.

The book’s Amazon page describes the plot of the 40-page hardcover book as such: “Kiki and Jax are best friends, but they couldn’t be more different. The one thing they always agree on is how much fun they have together. But when things start to get in the way, can they make space for what has always sparked joy—each other?”

Kiki and Jax appear to be a squirrel and an owl.

The book is available for pre-order on Amazon and www.konmari.com.


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Sheila McClear|is a reporter for Ladders and can be reached at smcclear@theladders.com.