Thursday, September 1, 2011

Reading with Grace

Grace and I love to read together. So when I showed her Gabby God’s Little Angel, by Shelia Walsh, she was thrilled. I have seen Shelia Walsh’s God’s Little Princess Series a few times and have been looking forward to reading them with her. While this book isn’t a direct part of the series, it does not disappoint. Gabby is a sweet guardian angel who herself is a bit… mishap prone! She’s sent to watch over Sophie as she learns to ride her new horse Glitter. Sophie herself has had her share of mishaps and so they are a perfect match. Their adventure is fun and makes Gabby’s first assignment a big one!

When I sat down to read this with Grace, she was immediately drawn to the pictures. They are colorful and perfect for even small children. She asked about the angels and that let to a good discussion of what an angel is and how God sends them to protect us. Her attention was held throughout the entire story. Although she can’t read, the color changes in the wording made it fun for me to read with expression. Because she’s so young, she didn’t catch all of the humor that makes this book so cute, but she did understand that the angel helped Sophie.

This book was great for her level but also would be good for older children, as they will be able to understand it at a deeper level. Our discussion was simple but relevant to her at her age. No matter what the age it’s a fun read and a great look at how God sends his angels to watch over us always!

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