Entries Tagged as 'Jon J. Muth'

Old Turtle and the Broken Truth

February 17th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By ROBYN MOORE Old Turtle and the Broken Truth is a beautifully written book, with beautiful watercolor illustrations to match. In this story, a “truth” falls from the sky. The creatures of the land all pick up the “truth,” but abandon it after discovering it’s broken—it’s only part of the whole truth. Along comes […]

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Zen Ghosts

October 14th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By HUYEN MACMICHAEL This is a strange and mysterious Zen ghost story within a ghost story that is perfect for Halloween. Jon J. Muth’s third book about Stillwater the Zen panda bear and his friends Addy, Michael, and Karl continues to raise questions to help children think. Muth, through Stillwater, delivers an old Chinese […]

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City Dog, Country Frog

October 10th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT In City Dog, Country Frog, Caldecott Honoree Mo Willems has penned a tale about friendship and change.  When City Dog arrives in the country for a springtime visit, he runs as fast and as far as he can (without a leash!).  He meets Country Frog sitting on a rock, waiting for a friend.  […]

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Zen Shorts

October 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By HUYEN MACMICHAEL My family and I were thrilled when we discovered this book about a Zen Buddhist giant panda named Stillwater and his friendship with the neighboring children Addy, Michael, and Karl. It’s rare to find a children’s book focused on Zen much less a Zen panda bear! Stillwater is the quintessential Zen […]

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