Pierre Potamus listens to the birds and Bruno Beagle listens to the wind as he flies his kite. Monkey doesn't listen and he is bored - Monkey becomes all tied up, because he doesn't listen. It is so familiar.
Wisdom is not book learning or worldly knowledge - it is as the Quakers call it "The still silent voice within". It is that voice that speaks to us and says "No don't do that". When we don't heed its warning and spend the next few years recovering we say "I knew I should not have..."
Really listening is a state of wisdom.
About the Author
Peter Whitfield is the former director of Stanfords International Map Centre in London. He is the author of numerous books, including Images of the World, A Universe of Books, and London: A Life in Maps.
Series: Zen Tails
For Ages: 3 - 6 years old
Format: Board Book
Number Of Pages: 14
Published: 1st May 2008
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 15.0 x 14.800 x 0.700