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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Gabby, God's Little Angel Review

This first book in a delightful new series offers a comforting message for young readers-God loves you very much and is always watching over you!

What little girl wouldn't love her very own guardian angel? Parents and children alike will be won over by this humorous tale of Gabby, a guardian angel in training who has much to learn about taking care of God's little ones. Her new assignment is to protect a young girl named Sophie, but Gabby soon realizes that watching after Sophie is a bigger challenge than she had expected! After a close call while riding her pony, Sophie learns what the Bible says about guardian angels: "He will put his angels in charge of you. They will watch over you wherever you go" (Psalm 91:11 ICB).

My Review:
Having read Angel Song, also by Sheila Walsh, I was intrigued when I had the opportunity to review her children's book.  I am pleased to say that I wasn't disappointed. 

With just the right amount of humor (" a playground," Raffles said...."They're playing with the ground.....really?" Gabby said.) and beautiful illustrations (thanks Marina Fedotova!) your little girls is sure to love this as much as you will.  Written for children ages 4-8, it engages the reader/listener with a story every girl will want to hear, with ponies, and angels, mishaps and protection.  Not only is the plot appealing, but the way the words move and swoop across the page keeps them reading as well.  Most important, God is kept at the center of it all.  Gabby is quick to point out that her purpose is to show Sophie how much God loves her by protecting her.  Ms. Walsh even makes sure that the story includes mom reading scripture to Sophie to reassure her that God has provided her with her own gaurdian angel as well as providing the scripture at the end of the book.  I love that!  We all need to be reminded that truth lies in scripture and that we should be willing to verify what we are told about God. 

So if you are looking for a book for your preschool through early elementary child, check out Gabby, God's Little Angel, you won't be disappointed!

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