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Zen Shorts

By Jon J. Muth, Jon J. Muth

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Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 September 2004
When a giant panda moves into Michael, Addy, and Karl's neighborhood, he tells them the most amazing Zen stories that abound with enlightenment and love. John J Muth contributes vibrant watercolors and elegant ink drawings for this Caldecott Honor Book.

About the Author

Jon J Muth has written and illustrated many enchanting picture books, including his Caldecott Honor Book Zen Shorts and its sequel, the New York Times bestselling picture book Zen Ties. Other beloved titles from Jon include the New York Times bestseller Hi, Koo!, The Three Questions, Gershon's Monster by Eric Kimmel, and The Christmas Magic by Lauren Thompson. Mr. Muth lives with his wife and their four children in New York.

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A Caldecott Honor Book * "An accessible, strikingly illustrated story and a thought-provoking meditation." -- Booklist, starred review* "Every word and image comes to make as perfect a picture book as can be." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review"Readers will fall easily into the rhythm of visits to Stillwater and his storytelling sessions, and many more will fall in love with the panda, whose shape and size offer the children many opportunities for cuddling." -- Publishers Weekly"Beautifully illustrated in two distinct styles, this book introduces readers to a Zen approach to the world, wrapped in a story about three siblings and their new neighbor, a panda....Appealing enough for a group read-aloud, but also begging to be shared and discussed by caregiver and child, Zen Shorts is a notable achievement." -- School Library Journal

EAN: 9780439339117
ISBN: 0439339111
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Dimensions: 28.3 x 27.69 x 0.97 centimetres (0.54 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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5 of 5 Stars! '

This book is absolutely divine. I have bought it a couple of times as presents, as my kids love it, and so do I. Beautifully illustrated, beautiful story, suits from very young kids through to much older kids who will understand different elements. Highly recommended.

 

5 of 5 Stars! '

This is a great book! Great for teaching students about patience and tolerance without having too much to do with religion. Very good book for getting students to think about everyday life. Very relaxing for both students and parents!

 

5 of 5 Stars! '

A beautiful book with magnificent watercolour illustrations. Enough in themselves to calm an agitated mind but combined with three well chosen stories within a story the book allows for reflective thinking and a way to see things in a new way. Truly a 'Sophisticated Picture Book' and a deep clear pond to look into.

 
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