The Special Gift is based on the principles of the universe. It teaches us that we all have special gifts inside us that grant us the ability to have whatever it is we desire in life. It shows the importance of following instruction, taking action, placing our gifts in the proper environment which give them the ability to grow. It teaches so many values and lessons, I feel anyone young and old will find meaning in the story, regardless of what path you are on in life. It has beautiful illustrations throughout, done by Chris Craig. I have been able to incorporate so many lessons in this story, that anyone who reads it will learn something different from it. I believe that you will see the message you need, and each time you read it, you will notice a new lesson hidden within the words. I was able to write this story in a way that holds all these great values and lessons, and also is full of suspense, conflict, resolution and reward. Everyone who I have shared it with thought it was great. It will keep your interest, make you curious and at the end, it will make you happy, yet also make you think. The best part, when I read it to the little ones, they just "get it."