The proverbs of our ancestors
Get up early like a crow; scratch for food like a chicken. If your hands aren't paddling, don't drag your feet in the water. And don't teach a crocodile to swim.
Every culture has its proverbs. Many contain a universal truth, interpreted through the experience of that culture. These 30 traditional sayings are taken from Ounla's longer Lao Proverbs Coloring Book, colorfully illustrated so that a new generation can learn the wisdom of our ancestors.
by Ounla Santi
This book was made possible with support from the Cubit Family (Australia) and Jim McSherry (USA). Thank you!
Click on the cover or pages to see a larger image of them.
Your donation of just $1,000 to $3,500 (US) makes it possible for us to publish a new book. Find out more about encouraging literacy in Laos.