Jon J Muth has written and illustrated many enchanting picture books, including his Caldecott Honor Book Zen Shorts and its sequel, the New York Times bestselling picture book Zen Ties. Other beloved titles from Jon include the New York Times bestseller Hi, Koo!, The Three Questions, Gershon's Monster by Eric Kimmel, and The Christmas Magic by Lauren Thompson. Mr. Muth lives with his wife and their four children in New York.
* "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." -- Publisher's
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