"Michael," said Karl. "There's a really big bear in the backyard." This is how three children meet Stillwater, a giant panda who moves into the neighborhood and tells amazing tales. To Addy, he tells a story about the value of material goods. To Michael, he pushes the boundaries of good and bad. And to Karl, he demonstrates what it means to hold on to frustration. With graceful art and simple stories that are filled with love and enlightenment, Jon Muthand Stillwater the bearpresent three ancient Zen tales that are sure to strike a chord in everyone they touch.