School for Sillies, Friso Henstra

Today's vintage children's book is School for Sillies by Jay Williams, illustrated
by Friso Henstra. In this story King Kilian considers himself to be the smartest man in the kingdom and his daughter Zinnia to be the smartest girl in the kingdom. He decides that she can only marry a man who is wiser than he, thus the stage is set.

To read about Friso Henstra, click here.

School for Sillies
By Jay Williams
Pictures by Friso Henstra
Parents Magazine Press, 1969


  1. I've only recently discovered Friso Henstra. We have the books "The Practical Princess" and "Forgetful Fred". I'm really drawn to the illustrations.

  2. I'm new to Henstra too, his work is excellent.