Please allow my lovely assistant Ivy to show you one of her (and my) new favorite children’s books.
It’s a pretty cover, after all it is a Caldecott Honor book. You’ll know when you see it at your library because it’ll be the one with the panda with the red umbrella on the cover.
In addition to the gorgeous watercolor ink paintings (have I mentioned that I really like them?) the book has three “zen shorts” within the main story. According to the author’s note at the back, ” “Zen shorts” are short meditations – ideas to puzzle over – tools which hone our ability to act with intuition. They have no goal, but they often challenge us to reexamine our habits, desires, concepts and fears. ”
It sounds all scary and woo woo and heavy but I promise it’s not. It’s just wonderful.
Would I recommend it? Yes, and so would Ivy.