Anzu the Great Listener (Anzu the Great Kaiju)

by Benson Shum (Author) Benson Shum (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

In this follow-up to Anzu the Great Kaiju, created by Walt Disney Studios animator Benson Shum, we follow sweet and well-intentioned Anzu as he learns a valuable lesson about patience and empathy in the face of sadness--perfect for fans of The Rabbit Listened.

Anzu the kaiju loves to tend to his bonsai.

Whenever he feels overwhelmed or unsettled, it helps him pause and reminds him to just . . . breathe.

One day, when Anzu hears crying in the distance, he's eager to help! The flower-power that makes his bonsai bloom has a way of making others smile.

But when Anzu's flowers seem to lose their power, hurting more than they help, he's not sure where to turn--until he remembers some valuable lessons he learned from his bonsai tree.

In Anzu the Great Listener, creator and Walt Disney Studios animator Benson Shum illustrates the importance of patience, empathy, and above all, taking the time to listen.

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A gentle suggestion that help should always be accompanied by respect. 

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Benson Shum
Benson Shum (he/him) is an author-illustrator who enjoys creating and telling stories through animation and illustration. He is originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, but now lives in sunny southern California.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781250776136
Lexile Measure
580L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Roaring Brook Press
Publication date
January 20, 2023
Series
Anzu the Great Kaiju
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV013030 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | Multigenerational
JUV039220 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Values & Virtues
JUV002270 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical
Library of Congress categories
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