I have been waiting & waiting with great anticipation to purchase this book. We don't have a lot of "extra" $$ for us to splurge on things we want just to have them since I can no longer work & am disabled, but for some reason, I really thought this book would be worth my little bit extra. It's not in the least!! I wish I could return this book & spend my $$ elsewhere!!
The story begins w/ a single flower that grew in a trash covered lot. An angry man comes & destroys it, only to find that when the flowers grow back, that no matter how many times he destroys them, beauty cannot be destroyed. I'm certain that was the authors "intent" on the moral of the story being, but I have a real problem w/ how the author lays it all out.
My main "beef" w/ this story is why didn't the author have "beauty" change the heart of the Angry Man? Wouldn't that serve the children who read this story better? I firmly believe so!
I will NOT be reading this to my 6 yr old son. He has enough going on w/out showing him books where an "Angry man," who BTW looks incredibly scary so if you're child scares easily, pass this one up, destroys, destroys, & continues to destroy.
I truly hope the author takes note to my review & instead writes about changes in ppl, & that no matter what u do wrong, there is ALWAYS room for change for the better.