Stillwater and Koo Save the World (A Stillwater and Friends Book)
Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338812312 Hardcover
32 Pages | 10.842" x 11.297" | Ages 4 to 8
Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338812343 Ebook
32 Pages | Ages 4 to 8
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
“Today feels full of opportunities,” said Stillwater.
"What would you like to do?”
“Something important!" said his nephew, Koo.
"Let us save the world!”
But that's such a big job.
The world is so big.
And Koo is just a small panda.
During the course of the day, Koo straightens his room, feeds his cat and the hungry fish outside, and he bakes a cake to welcome new neighbors. He even helps a family of ducklings to safely cross a street. But still, Koo wonders, how will HE ever save the world? At the end of the day, Uncle Stillwater has the answer:
"You did so many things today that made the world a better place.
And each time you do the right thing--you save the world a little bit."
In a story brimming with love and light, Jon J Muth shows how we can all heal the world a little bit at a time -- just the right message for now -- and always!
Raves & reviews:
Praise for Stillwater and Koo Save the World:A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection Praise for Addy's Cup of Sugar: NAIBA's 2021 Books of the Year Winner! 2021 Bank Street Best Children’s Books of the Year List * "With simple, direct storytelling, Muth reveals the immanence within everyday life, a theme underscored by the perfect watercolor illustrations.... This gracefully told story will comfort readers who have experienced death with its healthy truth while the gorgeous illustrations will uplift them... a master class of picture-book storytelling." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Distinctions and Praise for Zen Shorts: A Caldecott Honor Book Book Sense Book of the Year Award NAIBA Book of the Year Award A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing * "Both an accessible, strikingly illustrated story and a thought-provoking meditation." -- Booklist, starred review * "Every word and image comes to make as perfect a picture book as can be." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Appealing enough for a group read-aloud, but also begging to be shared and discussed by caregiver and child, Zen Shorts is a notable achievement." -- School Library Journal
Distinctions and Praise for Zen Ties: NAIBA Book of the Year Award Children's and Teen Choice Book Award Winner Cybils Picture Book Award Finalist A Washington Post Best Children's Book of the Year * "Muth's brush is as sure as ever; Stillwater's big, blunt paws and hunched-over listening posture are irresistible, and Miss Whitaker's delicate face and snow-white hair beautifully counterpoint the vignettes of youthful play." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review "The pleasure, as always, is with Muth's irresistible storytelling, both visual and textual... The story's theme of intergenerational kindness is tender, and the text is infused with bits of haiku, wordplay and small lessons that charmingly avoid didacticism. A welcome return." -- Kirkus Reviews "A rich and wonderful offering." -- School Library Journal
Distinctions and Praise for Zen Ghosts: A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People * "Muth's art remains strikingly beautiful, and Stillwater is perennially charming." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review "A beautiful, contemplative offering." -- Booklist Breathtaking... The book functions on many levels... and succeeds spectacularly on all of them." -- School Library Journal
Distinctions and Praise for Zen Socks: An Amazon Editors' Children's Book of the Year * "Strikingly beautiful... perennially charming." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review "Lessons of patience, compassion, and sharing, delivered gently." -- Kirkus Reviews
Distinctions and Praise for Hi, Koo!: New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing A Parents' Choice Award Gold Medal Winner A Cybils Award Poetry Finalist * "It's a joyous addendum to the Stillwater books, and it overflows with the same characteristic tenderness." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review * "Yields huge effect; in a word, magical." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Even readers who are not typically interested in poetry will be captivated by Muth's artistry in both words and images." -- School Library Journal
Praise for The Three Questions: "Quietly life changing..." -- The New York Times Book Review * "A soaring achievement." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "Moral without being moralistic, the tale sends a simple and direct message unfreighted by pomp or pedantry. Muth's art is as carefully distilled as his prose. A series of misty, evocative watercolors in muted tones suggests the figures and their changing relationships to the landscape." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review