Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Book review: Gabby, God's Little Angel

Vivian has a sweet new book in her library called Gabby, God's Little Angel. Gabby is the newest book from Sheila Walsh, Women of Faith speaker, author and Bible teacher.  Here's a bit about the book, from the publisher's website:

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).
Vivian, Ethan and I have all been enjoying this book. Vivian was happy before we even started reading, since she loves the color pink and flowers, and the cover features both of those things. The inside of the book is as cute as the cover. All the illustrations are very sweet and the story of Gabby, the clumsy and fun-loving guardian angel and Sophie, the equally adventurous little girl is charming and funny.  The book uses lots of different fonts and colors to make the words pop off the page.  While I read the book the first time, both of my kids sat on my lap and listed closely. Normally they're wiggling around and trying to turn pages too soon, but this book kept their attention. Gabby wraps up with a nice nighttime conversation between Sophie and her mom, about how much God loves her and how He promises to protect her. 

This is a sweet book with an important reminder of God's love and protection. We're looking forward to reading future books in this series!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to review for myself from Booksneeze. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.