Dari–Pashto Edition

By Idries Shah
Illustrated by Laetitia Bermejo
Ages: 3-7

ISBN: 978-1-959393-13-9 (paperback) $11.90
40 pages

In this very humorous tale, a man greedily hopes to have the skills and senses of a different animal but is so impatient to have his wish granted that he finds himself limiting his abilities, rather than enhancing them. Among other things, this simple story shows children how a blind impulse to ‘win’ without considering the consequences can end in the opposite effect.

2022 “Hot off the Press” Selection  —  Children’s Book Council

Two new … bilingual picture book treasures for young readers. … Both of these simply outstanding bilingual picture books are especially and unreservedly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library collections for children ages 3-8.” —Children’s Bookwatch (in a dual review of two books by Idries Shah: Oinkink and The Bird’s Relative)

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