The Three Questions
With his stunning watercolors -- and text that resounds with universal truths, award-winning artist Jon J Muth has transformed a story by Tolstoy into a timeless fable for young readers.What is the best time to do things? Who is the most important one? What is the right thing to do? Nikolai knows... show more
With his stunning watercolors -- and text that resounds with universal truths, award-winning artist Jon J Muth has transformed a story by Tolstoy into a timeless fable for young readers.What is the best time to do things? Who is the most important one? What is the right thing to do? Nikolai knows that he wants to be the best person he can be, but often he is unsure if he is doing the right thing. So he goes to ask Leo, the wise turtle. When he arrives, the turtle is struggling to dig in his garden, and Nikolai rushes to help him. As he finishes work, a violent storm rolls in. Nikolai runs for Leo's cottage, but on his way, he hears cries for help from an injured panda. Nikolai brings her in from the cold, and then rushes back outside to rescue her baby too.
Publish date: April 1st 2002
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
, Picture Books
With its reading level ranging from K-5, this book is amazing for any classroom! The main character, Nikolai struggles to decide what the right thing to do is. He has many questions throughout the story and when faced with a decision, realizes in the end an important lesson about the present and the...
by Jon J. Muth I enjoy Muth's style very much. This book is very similar to Zen Stories and Zen Ghosts. An interesting tale with a moral (perhaps insight is a better term?) at the end.
I like Muth's style, even when, as here, I don't care about the source material of his story. This is, even for a philosophy lesson, a bit heavy handed.Library copy,
There are few messages more important (in my mind) than that of living in the moment. I believe so much good can be accomplished by simply showing up and being present in your own life. Jon Muth does such a nice job of conveying weighty philosophical concepts without arrogance, pretension or conde...
I really couldn't get into this book at first, but a bit later on it got interesting and it actually is a pretty good story that teaches a good lesson.