This parable - which first appeared in a slightly different form in Conversations with God Book 1 - will make a lasting impression on all children aged 1-100! Small children want to spend hours looking at the heavenly illustrations, while older ones (including us!) will find it gives lovely, positive answers to many difficult questions, freeing us from the need to judge ourselves and others, and helping us towards a lighter, more playful attitude to life, even in life's trickier moments. It gives us a new way of looking at why 'bad' things sometimes happen, and a new way of dealing with those things when they occur. It also shows that everyone is loved by God in the same way, and that even people we may not consider to be our friends may be God's angels in disguise.'