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Wisdom is Listening : Zen Tails : A First Book of Wisdom - Peter Whitfield

Wisdom is Listening

Zen Tails : A First Book of Wisdom

By: Peter Whitfield, Nancy Bevington (Illustrator)

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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.



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Another great book for kids


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  • Easy To Understand
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    Wonderful little book for my grandson

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    ISBN: 9781921042386
    ISBN-10: 1921042389
    Series: Zen Tails
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 3 - 6 years old
    Format: Board Book
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 14
    Published: 1st May 2008
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 15.0 x 14.800  x 0.700