This coloring book includes two Jataka tales about friendship with complete stories and drawings.
In the tale A Precious Life, a hunter pursuing a deer falls from his horse and is trapped in a deep ravine. Seeing the hunter's plight, the deer risks his own life to carry him to safety. Astounded, the hunter respects the deer's wish that all forest creatures be safe from his arrows and resolves to become their protector.
In the second tale, The Magic of Patience
, a gentle buffalo, tormented by a mischievous, teasing monkey, refrains from driving the monkey away. Knowing that all other animals shun the monkey, the buffalo remains his friend. The buffalo demonstrates the strength of patience and finally awakens the monkey's natural goodness.
44 pages, paperback.