Book Review: Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus

#1 – Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus

Hope for the flowers by Trina Paulus

Genre: Children’s (but really, it can be for anyone of any age)

Page Numbers: 160 pages

Dates Read: 12/29/13

Plot in three lines or lessThis is a timeless tale anyone can read, at any stage in life. Stripe and Yellow start life the way normal caterpillars do – eating and growing bigger. They know there’s more to life than this, so they try climbing instead. But even that holds no happiness for them. What can they do?

New read or re-read? Re-read.

Was it easy to read? Would you recommend it to others? It is a very easy read (don’t let the 160 pages fool you). It is a simple tale, told quickly, but that doesn’t mean it won’t force you to stop and reevaluate your life.

Why did I pick it up? I decided to start my Empty Shelf Challenge with an easy read, mainly because I like to start off quickly. That and I typically enjoy reading a quick read after I’ve spent a longer time reading other books. While the Narnia books in and of themselves were all quick reads, it took me almost the entire month of December to get through them, and I felt like I needed a quick read. And of course, it’s the perfect go-to book whenever I need some encouragement, and considering that I’m in the throes of waiting to settle on a house, I will take as much encouragement as I can get.

Rating: 5/5

Other Notes? This book was a random find at Border’s one day. I saw it at a glance out of the corner of my eye, and was immediately drawn to it. I just had to get it.

Grand Total: 57

hope for the butterflies quote

2 thoughts on “Book Review: Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus

  1. Oh my gosh–seeing this was a complete blast from the past! I remember this book being on my parents’ bookcase at least 30 years ago–more likely longer ago than that. I remember reading it back then and being very intrigued by the way it made me think.
    However, I would never think of classifying this as a children’s book–more of a fable for adults.
    Thanks for bringing back such a nice memory!

    • It definitely is a fable for adults, but I classified it as “children’s” because the art work is beautiful and would capture the attention of a very young child, not to mention that it is told in simple enough words that the very young can understand. It is an amazing book, and I’m really glad you have such a wonderful memory of it! (Maybe you can find it somewhere to keep for yourself so you can remember that memory more often. 🙂 )

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