Gabby, God’s Little Angel, by Sheila Walsh, is an adorable book. It is a durable, hardcover book with sparkles on the dust jacket that will appeal to most young girls. Marina Fedotova has created some wonderful illustrations that help readers clearly picture the events of the story.
In the story, an accident-prone angel, Gabby, is assigned to watch over Sophie, a precocious little girl. Sophie needs a lot of protection, so Gabby has her work cut out for her. The two of them turn out to be a well- matched pair.
Overall, this book is extremely cute. From the story to the illustrations, it captures and holds one’s attention. Children and their parents will love this story. I do, however, have a few concerns in regard to the concept of the guardian angels. First, Gabby is an extremely young angel, and children may think that all angels are small children. Second, the book says that all people have guardian angels that protect us at all times. Children may wonder what happened to their angels, then, when they fall or get hurt. The book may raise questions for parents to consider before they read it to their children.
Still, this is a wonderful book that would be a great addition to any children’s library.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.