Why did I love this book?
This is a beautifully illustrated picture book by an artist who loves Zen philosophy. I found the book’s message a powerful guide in my own life. Nikolai is a young boy with three important questions about how to be a good person: When is the best time to do things? Who is the most important one? And What is the right thing to do? He gets confusing answers from his animal friends even the old turtle. But when he helps a mother panda in distress, his questions are answered by the wise turtle, and Nikolai realizes that his own thoughts and actions gave him the answers. This is a story with exquisite art and great wisdom about compassion, action, and living in the now.