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Leo and Molly love their new neighborhood. Best of all is their friend Stillwater, a giant panda who lives across the way! And the three friends are quite a team! Stillwater teaches Molly about patience. Leo teaches Stillwater about sharing. And Molly shows how one act of kindness can make a world of difference.
Jon J Muth's warm, compassionate stories and light-filled pictures are tinged with the wisdom of Zen. Whether young or old, we all learn from one another in the most surprising ways...
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July 30, 2017
Another pleasant somewhat zen children's book with nice art. A bit preachy. But the parables work. And it's nice to see the Karate Kid story in yet another form - presumably a more original version. And the "it makes a difference to him" line is always worth driving home.
June 05, 2015
Holy beautiful, thoughtful picture book of wonder. Loved. This is special.
September 27, 2015
Ever since I first discovered Jon J. Muth’s delightful picture books, I have regarded finding a new one with great enjoyment, and Zen Socks was no exception. What is most immediately striking about this lovely picture book is just that–the pictures. They are charming watercolors that have strong...
November 16, 2015
This series is probably my favorite picture book series ever. This one just didn't have the depth or appeal that the previous ones had for me, though. The lessons seemed obvious and almost silly.
December 30, 2016
Not as good as Muth's other books.
I know, I know: now I'm that guy. "Author X and Y used to be great, but now he's not even funny." Sorry.
Which isn't to say this book isn't good. It is. Just compared to the excellence of his earlier books, it is lacking. The images are muddier. The set-up redund...
January 19, 2016
Another adventure with Stillwater the panda, featuring two new kids as his students. But it's not just the kids who are learning. Stillwater also learns a few lessons from them, leaving all improved.
I'd have to put this book just above "Zen Ties" and just below "Zen Ghosts," with the first book,...
October 15, 2015
I thought this book was beautiful - the illustrations were gorgeous, and seemed Eastern-influenced without being done in an overt anime/manga style that would be...less calming than the actual product.
I also really liked the 3 stories (because this book *is* three stories, rather than one narrat...
October 14, 2015
Whenever I get stressed out, I go to the picture book stacks out in the library and hopefully find a copy of Zen Shorts. If not, I am patient and read my own copy when I get home. There is a lot going on that is ramping up my stress right now so I happily sat down to read Zen Socks waiting for th...
October 18, 2015
Lovely watercolor illustrations are a highlight of this third book in Jon J. Muth's series of Zen stories featuring a panda named Stillwater.
"'What's his name again?' asked Leo. 'Mister...Quietpuddle?'" (p. 6)
April 19, 2016
There is just something so.... Zen about Jon J. Muth's picture books. (Hello, Captain Obvious) Stillwater holds a very special place in my reader heart. I love the message of persistence in Zen Socks. Could definitely be a good text to use if you're teaching habits of mind.