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Zen Ties

I am very pleased to say that Kenan has the best taste in books. Anything he picks at the school or public library is well written, well designed, and usually some sort of an award winner. 292 more words

Family Adventures

Koo and the Dalai Lama Consider the Ant

Recently, I was shown this page from Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons by Jon J. Muth (Scholastic Press). The image and haiku are very sweet, and true. 142 more words

Haiku and "Hi, Koo!"

The Haiku is an ancient form of poetry defined as:

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The beautiful book with a similar-sounding name is Jon J. 49 more words

Picture Books

A Family of Poems

A Family of Poems
My Favorite Poetry for Children

by Caroline Kennedy
Paintings by Jon J Muth
Hyperion Books for Children, 2005

A collection of classic and new poems, short and long, descriptions of moments and lifetimes. 79 more words

Ages 4-8

Thoughtful Picture Books by Jon J. Muth

Today I thought I’d share a few of my favorite picture books by the writer and illustrator Jon J. Muth.  There are four that feature a gentle giant panda named Stillwater.   663 more words

Books And The Literary Life

Zen Shorts

Written and Illustrated by Jon J. Muth Scholastic Press, 2005 Awards: Caldecott Honor

“Michael! There’s a bear outside!” said Karl.

The plot in a nutshell:

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Caldecott Honor

Sharing Stone Soup - part two

If you read my last blog post you know we have been enjoying the traditional tale of Stone Soup, focusing on Jon J. Muth’s quiet and endearing retelling.   431 more words