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Zen Shorts – Jon J Muth (2005)


Siblings Abby, Michael, and Karl meet Stillwater the panda bear, who has newly moved into the neighbourhood.


As Stillwater and the children become friends Stillwater tells each of the children a story using chinese proverbs.


The illustrations are beautiful, the story is interesting, and reading it always returns me to my calm Zen place.


I really enjoy this book, all of these books in fact. They are very soothing, and have an important lesson, they are all very Taoist or Buddhist in their calm self-reflective nature.


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Scholastic Press, 2005 40 pages ISBN: 9780545040877 Suggested Reading Level: Ages 4-8


Muth, J. (2005). Zen Shorts. New York: Scholastic Press.


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