Loosely based on the Middle Eastern folk hero Nasreddine Hodja, in this retelling young Nasreddine learns that, instead of always listening to the advice of others, it is better for one to “decide if what you are hearing is wise, or if it’s only silly and hurtful.” Humorous, earth-toned watercolor illustrations effectively use line, white space, and pacing to offer an authentic Middle Eastern setting.
- ISBN: 9780802854162
- Author: Weulersse, Odile
- Illustrator: Dautremer, Rébecca
- Translator: Merz, Kathleen
- Published: 2013 , Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
- Themes: advice, decisions, Folktales and Fairytales, Young adult
- Descriptors: Awards, Folklore and Fairy Tales, France, Middle East, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9), USBBY Outstanding International Book