Mean people suck. It hurts when someone seems to not like us. We all secretly want to be liked and (dare I say) admired. Approach the situation smartly and move on.
The inspiration of these books came from my normal bedtime routine with my three sons. We always read books then say prayers and one day I realized, What if the book is the prayer! For children, my intention is to bring the prayers to life through imagery. For parents, I hope the visuals and the ancillary explanation slows down and adds deeper meaning to the almost unconscious, repetition we are so familiar with.