light of the Newtown tragedy, this is one step toward
bringing peace to children and adults. Using ideas expressed
by eastern philosophers, the text combined with beautiful
eye-catching illustrations (done by the author) teaches
where peace resides—it resides within each of
us. The book needs to be in the hands of every young
person, and when they grow to be adults, they won't
be so angry that they commit heinous crimes. My wife
taught first grade and as soon as she saw the book,
she said, “I want that book.” She saw one
more opportunity to get to the hearts of kids.
though the book has little text, the illustrations more
than make up for this lack of words (and keep in mind
it is geared for youngsters.) Kids at this age get the
message as much from the illustrations as the text.
I plan to do a column on this book for next month's