Last week I took the kids to the library in our neighborhood and on the way to the checkout desk my daughter stopped at the table of audio books. This was while I had about 12 – 15 books already towering in my arms and I was trying to lead the baby with my leg. Needless to say I was not in the, “Oh yeah! grab whatever you want, but first flip through every single one and ask me what it is!” mood. I did, however let her take home the book on top here, Zen Shorts, along with a few others. I can’t tell you how much we have enjoyed it. While the stories play on the car stereo, my daughter sits in her car seat and looks at the book. The illustrations in the book are amazing. One of the stories is done completely in the style of Japanese brush painting (black ink only.) The stories of course are geared towards children and offer some sort of lesson or moral. They follow the adventures of Michael, Addy and Karl and the Giant panda named Stillwater that has moved into their neighborhood. They really are great for all ages. I can’t say how much I love these. Check them out from your local library like we did or buy them here.
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