Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Book Review - Gabby, God's Little Angel: Sent to Show God's Love

Gabby, God's Little Angel: Sent to Show God's Love by Sheila Walsh, illustrated by Marina Fedotova (Thomas Nelson, Inc. 2011) is a delightful children's story of a guardian angel-in-training. Fun-loving, talkative Gabby may be a little angel but God's given her a ginormous first assignment: to guard Sophie and show her how much God loves her.

Sophie's adventurous spirit and over confidence in her abilities sends Gabby on a wild ride her first day on duty. From climbing trees to bucking horses, Gabby flies to the right, swoops to the left and cartwheels, head-over-heels to protect Sophie from harm.

I liked how the author depicted Gabby as a whimsical, not-so-graceful angel because little children (5 years and younger) will relate to the fairytale quality of the story, yet be taught that God's angels are real and relateable.While depicting God's angels more biblical as strong, fierce warriors can be effective for  an older audience, it could be frightening to younger children.

The illustrations are warm, engaging, and inviting to the reader young and old. Her attention to detail captures the reader and draws them into the story. I can't wait to read this to my three-year-old granddaughter.

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  1. Sounds so precious. Hmmm, now I just have to think of a little girl to give such a sweet story to :)

  2. Thanks for stopping by Debbie. Gabby is certainly a precious story and worth the purchase. Children's books are fun to collect even if you're the only one who'll read it!