Valuable Lessons for Children From “Zen Pig”

I received a copy of Zen Pig free of charge. Affiliate link included.

We live in a world full of selfishness and materialism, so it may seem like a battle sometimes to teach our children how to be compassionate and gratuitous people. Zen Pig Children's Book

The critically-acclaimed children’s book, “Zen Pig”, is a great resource to help teach our children those valuable lessons. The illustrations, provided by Mark’s wife, Amy Lynn Brown, are simple yet beautiful. The book flows very well, and although it is a short read, is chock full of character lessons that are great for both children and adults. 

Zen Pig Icecream

“Zen Pig” reminds us that it is important to be happy with what we have because love is true wealth, and stopping the smell the roses brings us more joy in life. Mark Brown, the author of “Zen Pig wrote the book based on his own personal philosophies and lessons he strives to teach his own son, lessons often lacking in mainstream media. 

Zen Pig Love w_ Stanza

The lesson of compassion for others begins well before the first page is turned in this book. In fact, the lesson begins as soon as the book is ordered! Mark Brown has partnered with a non profit group to provide access to clean water. Each copy of “Zen Pig” sold provides 10 people with access to clean water for 1 year!

zen pig clean water donation

“Zen Pig” has found a permanent home on our book shelf, and is now a part of our bedtime routine every night.

If you would like to add this wonderful children’s book to your collection, you can purchase “Zen Pig” for $7.95 from or

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Jenn is from Upstate, SC, and loves that she gets to work from home to be with her two little girls. Jenn has been happily married to her very own Superman, Ben, for over a decade, and spends her time reading, writing short stories, doing freelance work and blogging, crafting, riding motorcycles, watching Clemson football, and enjoying life with her family.

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  1. Sounds like a cute book 🙂