After a Swim

From the Idries Shah Children's Books

We are all limited by our habits. In this story, a cat and horse make a deal to cross a river together to enjoy juicy corn in a field on the other side. But the cat’s idiotic habits cause trouble and the horse must not only get them to safety but teach the cat a lesson.

After a Swim teaches children that if they are captive to their poor behaviour and make excuses for themselves, no amount of ambition, innovation or motivation will lead to success. The cat learns that lesson to its surprise and detriment, in this funny, memorable tale.