A bright yellow book with whimsical designs caught my eye in the library one day. As an aspiring children''s book author, I breezed through Trina Paulus'' "Hope for the Flowers" in only a little over 30 minutes and immediately fell in love with it. It is a story that children will love and adults could definitely learn from. It is a story of how two caterpillars, smartly named "Yellow" and "Stripe" discover what really matters in life. I believe the caterpillars'' adventures are symbolic of different trials that we have to undergo in our daily human lives.. the virtue of patience, the need to sacrifice, the importance of making decisions, the value of making mistakes (and learning from it!) and the unending power of love. At the end of this story, it is my hope that each reader not lose hope that there is a butterfly and a better person within each of us. May we continue to strive to bring out the best in each and everyone. As author Paulus says, this book is for adults and others (including caterpillars who know how to read). I highly recommend it.