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
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 9 days 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Jason and Dallys
This is my go-to gift for a college graduate. I like to give something with "words of wisdom" when heading out into the world to make their mark. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jennifer
Great story about making the most of life, every moment and not trying to solve all the riddles that come with it. Dev good for older children tio grasp though. Read morePublished 2 months ago by NoDramaMamma