Reviews - What do customers think about Hope for the Flowers?
A book for all ages Apr 2, 2008
I was introduced to this book in a class provided by the company I work for. The class was entitled "Thinking Outside the Box". This class has been attended by executives and managers at large corporations the world over. I'm sure no one in the class expected the last activity to be reading "Hope for the Flowers" aloud. Although this is a "children's" book, it can be appreciated at many levels. I'm sure children will find it very entertaining and moving. However, the specific message relevant to adults is that "following the crowd" in the corporate world can be an empty pursuit, and that we all need to recognize the possibility of reaching for higher goals. The story is engaging, with two charming caterpillars as the main characters, and the beautiful illustrations of them and their exploits are very imaginative. We should all aspire to be butterflies!
Feel compelled to follow my life purpose Mar 13, 2008
A thought-provoking tale about life, curiosity, faith, hope, love and self discovery as a caterpillar learns about her life purpose. Although written and illustrated as a children's book, this book is clearly for all ages, adults and children alike. There are several lessons to be learned such as: * Following your gut instinct or your calling * The differences between a leader and a follower * The consequences of striving to reach the top * How every decision we make ultimately affects someone else * The power of love, faith, and hope After reading this book I felt humbled, inspired, and compelled to follow my life purpose.
I teach children and PhD/MBA grad students with this amazing parable. Nov 17, 2007
I've used this amazing little book with grade school kids when I taught middle school and now as I teach leaders from companies in PhD and MBA programs. My three awesome daughters--now adults--grew up on this book and the Bible (not that this compares closely to the love letters God gives us in His Word), but both have great lessons for living life to its fullest, as well as life with meaning, hope and salvation.
Big Props for this one Apr 11, 2007
Wow, this little parable is a world changer! Especially for those who get caught in the rat race of just climbing, succeeding, bigger, better, etc. I read it through the lens of church and American spirituality...a flawed version of Christianity...and it really puts life back into focus.
great picture book for adults Feb 19, 2007
a friend lent this book to me quite a while ago when i was down and out. i'd been feeling the same way - a little lost about life in general - so i decided to look it up and it was as moving as the first time i read this book. a story about love and life and growing and learning who you really are, these cutesy characters and handwritten words are simple, yet powerful enough to reach even the most cynical law student (that's where i come in). written in such a way that it is appropriate for a child, but will likely reach the parent reading it even more.
if you think you need this book - buy it. you probably do.