Speak First and Lose

From the Idries Shah Children's Books

Stubbornness is a human quality that can both serve and undermine. In this story, a newly married couple, glowing from their lavish nuptials, nonetheless fall victim to their own stubbornness. So determined are they not to give in, that they manage to lose everything, including one another.

Daby Zainab Faidhi’s insightful, playful illustrations bring this teaching story to life. With each passing page, the reader witnesses the complete obliteration of a happy union as both bride and groom become fixated on a meaningless competition. The ending is surprising, with a lesson that will stay with the reader long after the book is closed.