Zen shorts by Jon J. Muth

Cover of: Zen shorts | Jon J. Muth

Published by Scholastic Press in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Bears -- Juvenile fiction,
  • Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction,
  • Storytelling -- Juvenile fiction

About the Edition

When Stillwater the bear moves into the neighborhood, the stories he tells to three siblings teach them to look at the world in new ways.

Edition Notes

Book details

Statementby Jon Muth ; illustrated by Jon Muth.
GenreJuvenile fiction
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (unpaged) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23273561M
ISBN 100439339111
LC Control Number2003020471

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"Zen Shorts" is a beautiful children's book of very profound Zen parables, with timeless moral lessons. The watercolor illustrations are beautiful.

The book makes an excellent gift/5(). "Zen shorts" are short meditations- ideas to puzzle over. They have no goal, but they often challenge us to reexamine our habits, fears, and desires. Stillwater teaches Addie about material good and kindness; he teaches Michael An adorable and tranquil book about a panda bear named Stillwater moving in to a new neighbourhood and next door to three siblings/5.

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The book makes an excellent gift/5(). "Beautifully illustrated in two distinct styles, this book introduces readers to a Zen approach to the world, wrapped in a story about three siblings and their new neighbor, a ing enough for a group read-aloud, but also begging to be shared and discussed by caregiver and child, Zen Shorts is a notableBrand: Scholastic, Inc.

And to Karl he demonstrates what it means to hold on to graceful art and simple stories that are filled with love and enlightenment, Jon Muth (and Stillwater the bear) present three ancient Zen tales that are sure to strike a chord Zen shorts book everyone they touch.

Zen Shorts was named a Caldecott Honor Book and spent 41 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List. Muth lives in upstate New York with his wife and four children, where he spends time “chasing the clouds from his brushes.” Teaching the Book.

Zen is a Japanese word that simply means meditation. Read Common Sense Media's Zen Shorts review, age rating, and parents guide. Zen Shorts Book Review We use cookies and other technologies to analyze site traffic, understand patterns of use, and improve your browsing experience.5/5.

Limpidly beautiful watercolors and a wry, puckish gentleness mark these three Zen stories, one for each of three children. Michael, Karl and Addy discover a giant panda in their backyard. (“He spoke with a slight panda accent.”) His name is Stillwater, Zen shorts book he tells Addy the tale of his Uncle Ry, who gave the robber who could find nothing to steal in his house his own tattered : Jon J Muth.

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“Taken simply as a picture book, Zen Shorts is interesting and visually lovely. As an introduction to Zen, it is a real g to be shared and discussed.” – School Library Journal. This booktalk is aimed at elementary age listeners: Stillwater’s stories have different things Zen shorts book say to.

Zen Shorts Written by Jon J Muth My Amazon Link: Please support the authors and publishers of these amazing books by purchasing a copy for your home library. Three children, Karl, Michael, and Addy, meet a panda named Stillwater, who tells them stories with underlying messages. They learn about the value of material things, what it means to be unselfish, and the key to happiness.

The use of rhyme and pictures adds to the appeal. Explore classroom activities, puzzles, teacher resources and enrichment pdfs for this book. Go beyond a simple book report.

See the progress your students make while they are reading. Zen Shorts Reading Journal: Zen Shorts: Mixed Review Literature Unit Zen Shorts mixed review - print all section questions at once (options for multiple keys) Extended Activities Extended Activities.

Zen Shorts received a Caldecott Honor. "Michael," says Karl, "there's a really big bear in the backyard." This is how three children meet Stillwater, a giant panda who moves into the neighborhood and tells amazing tales. To Addy he tells a story about the value of material goods.

To Michael he pushes the boundaries of good and bad. Much like the first book, Zen Shorts, we see Stillwater gently offering his young friends some lessons here, whether through story or example. When Molly is eager to become a skilled ballerina, Stillwater shares the tale, "The Taste of Banzo's Sword," which emphasizes the 4/5.

A short Author’s Note at the end of the book explains a little more about Zen and the stories, and parents can find more of these stories for interested children in one of the classic references such as Zen Flesh, Zen Bones.

Like a spoonful of sugar, Zen Shorts imparts ancient wisdom about life to children in a painless and charming way.5/5(2). 2nd Grade, Unit 3 Text Talk on Zen Shorts. This Text talk is in the GANAG format (goal, access prior knowledge, new information, application, goal).

Read the book first, then go over the powerpoint with the class. The first lesson is the longest, allow for 30 - 40 minutes.

This lesson is 4 days, wit. Look at the world in a brand new way using the teachings of Stillwater, the giant panda bear. With his Zen approach to life, Stillwater shows three brothers the value of material goods, the boundaries of good and bad, and what frustration does when it's held inside.

Once Stillwater comes to your home, you'll never look at things the same way. >Page Turners Three ancient tales /5.

ZEN SHORTS Jon J. Muth, Author, Jon J. Muth The panda chooses an appropriate Zen fable for each child, illustrated with rough-edged, Chinese-style brush-and-ink paintings on duotone pages, to. He is a storyteller. The three stories he tells in Zen Shorts are Stillwater's gift to the children and to us, the readers.

Gently philosophical, the stories are actually short meditations from two Zen traditions, Zen Buddhism and Taoism. In an accompanying Author's Note, Muth explains Zen. Zen Shorts | Can Cubs Storytime - Duration: Zen Ties Book of the Month - Duration: ChestateeES 3, views.

A Place That Is Special To Me. We all nee this-: Book. Zen Shorts | Jon J Muth | Can Cubs Storytime Enjoy classic children's stories told by Teacher Matt at Can Cubs. Does your child enjoy stories. Then they will love our short. Zen Ghosts is a Halloween-night book, and as such the color palette is darker than Zen Shorts or Zen Ties, lovely deep blues and inky blacks and purple-greys, though there's also autumnal red and yellow and orange, with occasional flashes of grass-green.

Stillwater the panda, already dressed as a ghost, visits his neighbors just before /5. Books he has illustrated include Come On, Rain!, which won the Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators inGershon's Monster, and No Dogs Allowed.

Zen Shorts is a New York Times Bestseller, a Quill Award nominee, and was awarded the Caldecott Honor. Zen Ghosts was published in September by Scholastic Press/5(79). Zen is the Japanese word for meditation in case you are like me and did not know that.

This is a book of stories as in short meditations or Zen Shorts that can be read for fun or read as ideas to think about. We begin with a family of children, Karl, Michael and Addy.

One day a bear who speaks with a "slight panda accent" shows up in their backyard. It has 3 short stories within the book. They teach children to let go of useless anger, kindness, perspective, and about materialism. In between the shorts the panda who is telling the story explains the moral to the children in the book.

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Much, Panda Short shorts-: Don't Fall Down!-: Books read aloud to children. "Zen Shorts", by extension, is the most beautiful picture book of When I say this, though, I don't want my statement taken lightly. Jon J. Muth has balanced jaw-droppingly beautiful watercolors with a story that speaks with both humor and serenity.5/5(5).

Teaching the Book. Zen is a Japanese word that simply means medita-tion. “Zen shorts” are short meditations—ideas to puzzle over.

Jon J. Muth’s remarkable book provides the opportunity to teach students to apply the valu-able lessons from the story to their own lives—and to also see relationships between the illustrations and the story.

Jon J Muth, author of the best-selling book, THE THREE QUESTIONS, has crafted another profound and winning picture book."Michael," said Karl.

"There's a really big bear in the backyard." This is how three children meet Stillwater, a giant panda who moves into the neighborhood and tells amazing tales. To Addy he tells a story about the value of material goods/5(80).

Zen Shorts received a Caldecott Honor. "Michael," says Karl, "there's a really big bear in the backyard." This is how three children meet Stillwater, a giant panda who moves into the neighborhood and tells amazing tales. To Addy he tells a story about the value of material goods. To Michael he pushes the boundaries of good and bad/5.

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I read this for the "Book Used In A Celebrity Book Club" part of my reading challenge. I enjoyed it, the panda was adorable and the "zen shorts", short additions of classic fables, was a really great idea. Zen Shorts was named a Caldecott Honor Book and spent 41 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

The art for his first children's book, Come On, Rain!, written by Karen Hesse, won the Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators in Get this from a library. Zen shorts. [Jon J Muth] -- When Stillwater the bear moves into the neighborhood, the stories he tells to three siblings teach them to look at the world in new ways.

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Zen Shorts is a New York Times Bestseller, a Quill Award nominee, and was awarded the Caldecott Honor. Zen Ghosts was published in September by Scholastic Press/5(92).Children's Choice Book Awards, Children's Book Council;Children’s Picture Book Award, New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association; Zen Shorts.

Caldecott Honor Book, The Association for Library Service to Children;Book Sense Book Awards: Eisner Award,Society of Illustrators Gold. Jon J Muth has written and illustrated many enchanting picture books, including his Caldecott Honor Book Zen Shorts and its sequel, the New York Times bestselling picture book Zen beloved titles from Jon include the New York Times bestseller Hi, Koo!, The Three Questions, Gershon's Monster by Eric Kimmel, and The Christmas Magic by Lauren Thompson.

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Go to table of contents. One-liners, short zen quotes, sayings, thoughts and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds. Don’t try .Over the next decade, Muth would carve out a niche for himself by writing and illustrating beautiful and thoughtful picture books such as The Three Questions, Stone Soup, and Zen Shorts.

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