Recommended Book: The Three Questions

By: Jon J. Muth

 

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The Three Questions

By: Jon J. Muth (based on a story by leo tolstoy)

ISBN:978-0439537636

QUESTIONS EXPLORED:

  • When is the best time to do things?
  • Who is the most important one?
  • What is the right thing to do?

 

WHAT I LOVE:

This picture book uses simple language and a quiet pace to slow the reader down. The simplicity of story and the beauty of the words cause me to stop, breathe, and think. All of these activities are excellent ways to prime the pump for more meaningful questions. I’m also reminded that even in the quest to “ask better questions,” the goal is not always to find a complicated question. Often, the most powerful questions are simple, and their very simplicity is what makes them transformative.

PUBLISHER DESCRIPTION:

 What is the best time to do things? Who is the most important one? What is the right thing to do? Nikolai knows that he wants to be the best person he can be, but often he is unsure if he is doing the right thing. So he goes to ask Leo, the wise turtle. When he arrives, the turtle is struggling to dig in his garden, and Nikolai rushes to help him. As he finishes work, a violent storm rolls in. Nikolai runs for Leo’s cottage, but on his way, he hears cries for help from an injured panda. Nikolai brings her in from the cold, and then rushes back outside to rescue her baby too.

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