The Spoiled Boy With the Terribly Dry Throat by Idries Shah

Illustrated by Silvara Kossem

When a little boy wakes up with a dry throat, those around him run about trying to work out what caused the condition. One by one, servants, doctors, and medical students try remedies that only complicate the situation and make the condition worse, ignoring what young readers will see as the obvious solution. Among other things, this story illustrates in a very humorous way just how foolish people can be when they fail to consider a situation before springing into action. read more

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“Effectively supporting author and storyteller Idries Shah’s original, entertaining, and thought-provoking picture book are the charming illustrations by artist Silvara Kossem. Fun and entertaining from cover to cover, ‘The Spoiled Boy With the Terribly Dry Throat’ is a unique and unreservedly recommended addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections for children ages 4-8.
Children’s Bookwatch (U.S.)