With graceful art and simple stories that are filled with love and enlightenment, Muth--through Stillwater the bear--presents three Zen tales that will strike a chord in everyone they touch. A sweet, gentle book full of small lessons for living a more thoughtful, compassionate life. Muth's soft watercolors are delightful...our favorite part of the book!
Booklist called it "an accessible, strikingly illustrated story and a thought-provoking meditation."
* Caldecott Honor Book 2006
* American Library Association Notable Children's Book 2006
* Book Sense Children's Illustrated Book of the Year
* Charlotte Zolotow Honor 2006
Interest Level: K-Gr. 3 DRA Level: 18 Lexile Measure: 540L
Grade Level Equiv: 2.4 Guided Reading: K
Below are some sample pages and illustrations from inside Zen Shorts by John Muth. Stillwater the panda bear is just adorable (so huggable!) and Muth's soft watercolor washes make the illustrations have an ethereal look.
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You may also want to check out other books illustrated by Jon Muth. To learn more, click on the book covers below or the link above.