Still There?: A Little Zen for Little Ones

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades K - 3Grade 3n/a2.2361

Based on an ancient and beloved Zen fable, this children’s story is about a wise boy who helps a girl who isn’t very nice to him. Although his friend becomes upset about the situation, the wise boy simply lets it go and continues playing. The story captures Zen concepts, such as being in the present moment, doing something nice without expecting anything in return, letting go of unpleasant experiences, and not lingering on negative thoughts. The book’s beautiful illustrations juxtapose modern graphics with traditional backgrounds to transpose the old into the new, thus creating an accessible context for deeply meaningful concepts.

Hardcover, 32 pages
Published on August 1, 2012 by Umiya Publishing
ISBN-10: 0983824320
ISBN-13: 9780983824329
2 Book Reviews
  • sanjay
    sanjayThursday, May 7, 2015 at 11:56 am55 stars
    Great Zen story about letting things go!
    • sanjay
      sanjayThursday, May 7, 2015 at 11:55 am55 stars
      Great Zen story about letting things go!