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Both humorous and profound, "Is Nothing Something? Hardcover , 40 pages. Published March 20th by Plum Blossom first published March 11th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Is Nothing Something? Be the first to ask a question about Is Nothing Something?
Lists with This Book. Aug 05, Julie rated it really liked it Shelves: One of the last books that my friend and colleague Joan reviewed on Goodreads before her sudden passing; I knew when I read the title that I needed to read it, too, in her honor. Thich Nhat Hanh provides thoughtful, simple, understandable answers to the heartfelt but sometimes challenging questions posed by children.
He reminds us that we have the power to transform our feelings and ultimately our lives through mindfulness. The animal illustrations by Jessica McClure are beautiful and each is ap One of the last books that my friend and colleague Joan reviewed on Goodreads before her sudden passing; I knew when I read the title that I needed to read it, too, in her honor. The animal illustrations by Jessica McClure are beautiful and each is apt for the question it accompanies. After you rise and fall as a wave, you will still be part of the ocean.
Your shape will change but you won't disappear.
Life and Death and Everything In Between – Momo:Tempo
Jul 22, Lisa Simmons rated it it was amazing Shelves: I aim to adopt his language on these topics. This is a great book to add to my home library. Even if a reader doesn't agree with all his views, this would be great conversation starter. May 30, Tiffany rated it it was amazing Shelves: The only negative thing I have to say about this book is that it is entirely too short.
While a children's book, the advice is sound for all ages. A sweet little read for anyone. Apr 10, Brian rated it liked it Shelves: Thay's guidance is wonderful as always, and it's a refreshing angle to read his responses to real questions children have asked him.
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But it's hard to tell what age group this book is targeted at. The text is advanced enough for year olds, but the illustrations seem geared toward a much younger age bracket that would have trouble with the reading. The southeast Asian water buffalo in the illustrations was a nice touch, and a few of the images were topically relevant.
This might've been pushed Thay's guidance is wonderful as always, and it's a refreshing angle to read his responses to real questions children have asked him. This might've been pushed farther. It's a great idea, and I'd love to see more books like it. A simpler text and slightly stronger illustrations would've benefited the effort. Aug 31, K rated it it was amazing Shelves: Firstly, it must be said, this is a physically gorgeous book.
Printed magnificently, with a quality cover and an intruiging title, the orange book makes readers want to open it and explore the charming animal illustrations and significant questions in the fourty pages inside. Young children may not know who Thich Nhat Hanh is. It helps to say he was a spiritual thinker so respected, Martin Luther King, Jr. It also helps there is a biography written for chi Firstly, it must be said, this is a physically gorgeous book.
It also helps there is a biography written for children in the back to better explain who Thich Nhat Hanh is and what a monk's life is like. The only thing I didn't like about the biography is that his nation of origin isn't mentioned. Vietnam deserves some credit! There is a small photo of Thich Nhat Hanh on the back cover. The thought-provoking questions in this book are probably best used as a daily reader. Possibly after dinner, or during bedtime, picking one or two questions and discussing the ideas together as a family and then seeing what Thich Nhat Hanh has to say about each question as a Zen Master.
I found the book calming just to read. There aren't a plethora of books out there that cover these unusual topics that Thich Nhat Hanh answers for children: Here's an example question and answer. Notice how it teaches children the importance of an easy, simple response that can actually be quite profound in real life.
What should you do if someone feels bad and you want to comfort that person and make him or her feel better? Thich Nhat Hanh answers: You can say, 'I am here for you. Jessica McClure's illustration are charming and would draw children into exploring each question. Besides the biography of Thich Nhat Hanh in the back, there are instructions on how to do mindful breathing and mindful walking.
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If you told a child you were going to read them a book about meditation, they may not be interested. But if you told a child that the book shows some ways to cope with the hard questions above, the interest would be there in learning more. Feb 23, Antonella rated it really liked it. Real questions asked by real children and answers from Thich Nhat Hanh, deep but simply worded.
The topics range from life, death, war, to TV watching, family, friendship and so on. The beautiful illustrations by Jessica McClure, always depicting animals, are connected to the questions. Recommended, not only for children. Apr 08, Jenny H.
En Route: A Paramedic's Stories of Life, Death, and Everything in Between
Each page has a simple question, many of which my daughter asks on a regular basis, and a short answer. The answers are based on Buddhist principles and beliefs; however they are spoken without judgement and from a place of love.
While the answers are geared towards a child, they are presented in a way that neither talks down to th Is Nothing Something? While the answers are geared towards a child, they are presented in a way that neither talks down to the child or makes light of their concerns.
Some of the answers are very deep and philosophical; however most answers are simple principles of how to be kind, loving, and full of compassion. There are simple illustrations on each page containing animals, many of which are in yoga poses. Our take on the book When my daughter and I read the book for the first time, we took time to read each question and discuss what we thought the answer should be prior to reading the answer presented by Thich Nhat Hanh.
It was serene to have a thoughtful conversation with my seven year old daughter about topics we rarely broach. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Skip to content Admittedly up far too late tonight reflecting on life and death and everything in between. How can we ever live to the fullest when we get so caught up in the most trivial of things? Our actions should be intentional. We must love intentionally. And place others before ourselves in all that we do.
The gospel of Jesus and its message are timeless truths. Some patients are in more critical conditions than others, but in the end, we all have fallen desperately short.