Saturday, August 23, 2008

Living down the street from a Zen Master


Zen Shorts. This is a Caldecott Award winner for the beautiful artwork.Jon J Muth. Worthy of being framed. His work are visually tantilizing. Gentle, simple yet rich, filled with depth and wonderfully colorful. This book is not like any other picture story books that I read, it introduces readers to a Zen approach to the world by three stories told by Stillwater, the Panda that just moved into the neighbourhood.
One rainy afternoon, a giant panda appears in the backyard of three siblings. One by one, the children visit Stillwater, sharing a relaxing and fun afternoon with him while listening to his tales.
 
"Drawing was my way of making things exist which didn't exist."

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