If you're a parent whose constantly getting sucked into daily battles over exhaustible & mind-numbing things (getting kids up & ready in the a.m., bedtime, eating dinner, chores, et al) and IF you're sick of behaving like a drill sergeant, this book is for you. Jim Fay is hilarious. It worked for me!
Summer has arrived -- and so has Koo, Stillwater's haiku-speaking young nephew. And when Stillwater encourages Koo, and his friends Addy, Michael, and Karl to help a grouchy old neighbor in need, their efforts are rewarded in unexpected ways. Zen Ties is a disarming story of compassion and friendship that reaffirms the importance of our ties to one another.
"Of course anyone who truly loves books buys more of them than he or she can hope to read in one fleeting lifetime. A good book, resting unopened in its slot on a shelf, full of majestic potentiality, is the most comforting sort of intellectual wallpaper." --David Quammen