Simon had ten children. He felt that no matter how hard he worked, he could never provide enough for them all to eat. And more than that, he had to provide for Moses, the donkey, and Jetty, the cow, and Clara, the goat. Worst of all, he and his wife and children were jammed in a house that seemed far too small. What to do? The answer seemed simple: get some advice from the Wise Man on the Mountain. So, four times Simon trudged up to see the Wise Man, And for three times the advice was most perplexing. In fact, by the third time not only were Simon and his wife and then children living in the house, but the three animals as well. By the fourth visit, Simon had taken some advice of his own, and when he confronted the Wise Man with it, it seemed that he had dome just the right thing. At least he was far more contented than he had ever been before. A funny story, with picture of great charm.
Illustrated by Gaynor Chapman.
Excellent pages, a little edge and d/j wear. Ex-library so evidence of two pieces of book furniture.