Posted by Venus on Saturday, November 21, 2015
Labels: picture book review
Release Date: September 29, 2015
As with all books in Muth's Zen series, Zen Socks features Stillwater and his usual parables that are meant to help illustrate a Zen-like attitude toward a particular problem. In this story that problem is patience and kindness and how we can help each other to be better people. These gentle reminders, while seemingly preachy, are gentle reminders that even a small act of kindness can mean a great deal to the one who is the recipient of that kindness and that instant gratification is not a wise way to live. I like these simple truths and think they are very accessible for young readers. Muth's illustrations are as always hauntingly beautiful.