I received this book as a Christmas present when I was a little girl. Inscribed by my parents, it remains one of my most prized possessions to this day. A collection of homespun, common sense maxims coupled with delicate, adorable illustrations, this book contains a world of wisdom for us all by which to live. From the simple admonition that “A stitch in time saves nine” to the eloquent observation that it’s sometimes better to listen than to talk (“There was an old owl who lived in an oak. The more he heard the less he spoke. The less he spoke the more he heard. Why aren’t we like that wise old bird?”) this collection of wise words helps us all reflect well on life’s little truths.