Zen Shorts author Jon J Muth Drops In for a Very Special Chat with the Book Boys!
by Tatiana Florival
There’s a special guest on the line! This week, the Book Boys are joined by author-illustrator Jon J Muth—and the guys cannot wait to learn more about their favorite parts of his beloved Caldecott Honor–winning book, Zen Shorts:
• Elliott wonders about Jon’s choice to use different art styles
• Max asks where the idea behind giving away gifts on your birthday came from
• Allister is curious about the way Stillwater the Panda brings the siblings in the book closer together
Tune in to this four-minute video with your class to discover the many stories behind the stories from Jon himself!
Did your students enjoy Zen Shorts? What were their favorite parts? We’d love to hear from you! If you’re able, please share with readers and other Scholastic Book Clubs teachers on Facebook and Instagram by using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs. And if you’d like, please share your reactions to the Apple TV+ series Stillwater, which begins streaming December 4—the Book Boys will be sure to let Jon know what you think!
The Book Boys work in different departments at Scholastic Book Clubs. They decided to form a group to share a wide range of books and introduce students to the world of reading. Each week, the Book Boys select a book to feature. They make stories come alive by creating fun, educational, and engaging videos for teachers and families to use in the classroom or at home. The Book Boys, like everyone at Scholastic Book Clubs, want all kids to love to read and be proud to declare: “I am a reader!”
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