Award-winning illustrator Jon J Muth's lovely watercolors are the most appealing aspect of this book about compassion and living in the moment. The simple Zen-based profundity of the boy's philosophical exploration may escape young readers, but they will enjoy the tale of a child who, in doing good deeds (for a panda and her baby, no less!), finds inner peace. Muth based his story on a short story of the same title by Leo Tolstoy. (Ages 5 to 9) --Emilie Coulter
Lovely story with a lot to think about. My 3 year old enjoys it even though she might not understand the full meaning. My 5 year old enjoys it with more to think about.Published 7 days ago by Pamela B.
Beautiful story with a very important life lesson! Makes a wonderful gift.Published 1 month ago by Kelly Enright
Loved this so much I used it for a 'diversity moment' at work. Good lesson about difference but also what makes us all the same.Published 2 months ago by Jackie
A beautiful book by Jon J. Muth.
Would highly recommend for children and adults.
This is one of my favorite books. Read more
I love this book. I will include it on my read alod book list next year. Jon Muth is a gifted illustrator with both a great sense of humor and sensitivity. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Traysie Amick
This is really a great book as a story, a teaching tool, and for the beautiful art work. There is a nice explanation of Tolstoy and the history of the story at the end which I very... Read morePublished 4 months ago by John Haskin
I like the book, great illustrations good story, a bit heavy for a 3 or 5 year old, but would be good for older ages.Published 4 months ago by Jason and Dallys