The ancient fable of the north wind and the sun, who bet which one of them can cause a man to take off his coat, has been attributed to both Aesop and La Fontaine. The fable in which the powerful wind fails but the warm sun succeeds, teaches us about the limitations of power, highlighting the advantages of kindness, gentleness and warmth. Much like any fable, it discusses issues that are relevant to all of us at every age.
The North Wind and the Sun
Text and illustrations by: Brian Wildsmith
Distribution: June, 2019