John J. Muth won a Caldecott Honor citation and a 41-week stay on the New York Times bestseller list for Zen Shorts (Scholastic, 2005), the first picture book in a series about a gentle larger-than-life panda named Stillwater and three of his young human friends. This year Muth has returned with Zen Ties, a new tale about Stillwater (whose spin-offs include the boxer-shorts-wearing stuffed animal at left, available on Amazon www.amazon.com and elsewhere). A review of Zen Ties will appear tomorrow on One-Minute Book Reviews.
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