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Zen Shorts - Collector's Edition Hardcover – April 1, 2008
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A panda appears in the backyard of three children. He is holding a large red umbrella (one that he holds over the three children as they talk) and is extraordinarily polite. The book notes that he, "spoke with a slight panda accent". With this initial meeting, the children slowly befriend their new neighbor, Stillwater. When Addy comes to his home with a housewarming gift, Stillwater returns the favor with the gift of a small story about his Uncle Ry. Michael visits the panda at the top of a tall tree. There they discuss, with the help of another story, what luck is and how a person can never really know what is going to happen to them next. Karl, the youngest of the three, brings too many toys to swim with in Stillwater's wading pool. At the end of the day, the two have had a good time, but Karl has wasted much of it by being mad at his older brother. On the way home, Stillwater tells a tale of letting go of what you cannot change.Read more ›
Every so often, when I discover a book, a movie or a CD, I have the impulse to go out and buy as many copies as I can get my hands on, and share it with everyone I know; that impulse hasn't driven me more than a handful of times. Zen Shorts is one of those books. If I don't know you though, you'll have to buy your own copy--but you won't regret it.
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Our children (2, 5 and 7) love this book. It flows well and even though there are "morals" to the story it doesn't feel forced (like many Berenstain Bear stories or the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Elizabeth
This story wax adorable. I liked the little parables the panda told within the story. My only issue
is that the text was very hard to see.
First off, yes, the story and art are 5 star worthy. But the kindle port is absolutely horrid on tablet, with the page art taking up less than 1/6 of the screen on an iPad Pro. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Paul Rogers
Great story with beautiful illustrations. Definitely not just for children, adults can learn and appreciate from this book, too.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love this book! My boyfriend practices medication and mindfulness, but I am not as focused as he is. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Emily T.
My 5 year old son checked this book out from the library and fell in LOVE with it. The first time we finished reading it, he felt a little cheated because he immediately wanted... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer