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I picked up this Japanese picture book for a bit of a challenge, and translated it sporadically over a couple of weeks. It is about a young fox's first snowfall, and how his mother decides to buy him some gloves. Along the way she meets with some old fears, and deals with them in a way that advances the plot, but makes zero sense to this mother's heart. Also, she uses a French word at one point. I didn't figure it out until a couple of pages later. Anyway, there is a happy ending (not guaranteed ...more