David Huerta


New Children's Book "Grandma's Lost Treasure"

Teaches the Beauty of Imperfection Through Japanese Art of Kintsugi

Tokyo, JAPAN – From the creative mind of author David Huerta comes a captivating new children’s book, “Grandma’s Lost Treasure: How Kintsugi Turns Brokenness into Beauty.” This enchanting picture book takes young readers on an extraordinary adventure with siblings Kin and Sugi, who learn the ancient Japanese art of Kintsugi, turning broken pottery into beautiful art.
Set in the backdrop of a mystically rediscovered attic, “Grandma’s Lost Treasure” unveils the forgotten dishes of the siblings’ grandmother. As Kin and Sugi embark on a mission to restore these dishes, they are introduced to Kintsugi – the art of repairing broken pottery with gold. This process becomes a powerful metaphor for embracing and celebrating our imperfections.
Author David Huerta, who has spent 25 years living in Japan, infuses the book with his profound understanding of Japanese culture and the philosophy of Kintsugi and wabi-sabi. The book’s message is particularly pertinent in today’s world where social media often presents an unrealistic standard of perfection, impacting the self-esteem and mental health of children.
“Grandma’s Lost Treasure” is richly illustrated, bringing the story to life and capturing the essence of Kintsugi, making it accessible and engaging for children. The book not only entertains but also imparts a timeless moral lesson: that breaks, cracks, and imperfections are an integral part of our life’s history and should be celebrated, not hidden.
David Huerta’s background as an English teacher in Kobe, Japan, and his passion for cross-cultural education shine through in this book. His experience has given him a unique perspective on storytelling, making “Grandma’s Lost Treasure” a remarkable tool for parents and educators to teach children about resilience, diversity, and the beauty of imperfection.
“Grandma’s Lost Treasure: How Kintsugi Turns Brokenness into Beauty” is now available for purchase. It is a must-read for anyone looking to inspire children with a story that combines adventure, cultural education, and a profound, heartwarming message.
For further information, to request a review copy, or to arrange an interview with the author, please contact: media@david-huerta.com
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