Publish date: 2005
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages no: 40
Edition language: English
, Picture Books
Lexile Level: 540L Zen Shorts by Jon J Muth tells the story of a panda named Stillwater and three siblings named Michael, Karl and Addy. Stillwater appears in the children's backyard one day and begins to tell them stories based on Buddhist parables. This book would be great to read aloud as it in...
by Jon J Muth I liked the zen shorts that were interwoven in the stories of the siblings. I also enjoyed the different styles Muth used in the siblings' stories versus the zen shorts.
Overtly didactic, I would have liked this book less if we hadn't just had an in-depth discussion about transformative education last night in our semiotics seminar. The power of Zen stories and koans to still the mind and help people to perceive what is up close and cluttering our minds is part of t...
So, this afternoon we finished reading our other two books, and my niece said, "Amy, I have a book we can read! It's called Zen Shorts--see, it's about a panda who wears shorts!"As entertaining as that story might have been, the story that Zen Shorts actually was was really lovely. The kids enjoye...
I love pandas and so I just had to love this book. Very beautiful pictures and a nice introduction to Zen for kids.
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