I was wishing a friend a Happy Birthday and found a comment about My Little Angel that I had not seen before. I love finding out about comments from children, so I wanted to share this one.
“…And, in case I never told you, my granddaughter DID like the book. She told me, “It was like it was written in poems”. I knew that but love to have the chance to acquaint my grandchildren with the finer things in life, like poetry!”
My Little Angel is also one of my daughter’s favorites. She has been an elementary school teacher for close to 30 years, and has taught in almost all of the grades K-5. This book is especially helpful for pre-school and kindergarten children, because it addresses many of the new experiences for school-age children. In this time of Covid19, when many are starting school for the first time, several issues are addressed. While the illustrations do not have the children wearing masks – who would have thought? – but highlights other reminders that young children need to know…(including sneezing into the crook of the elbow!)
From the Midwest Book Review:
“My Little Angel” is a lovely narrative verse story about a little girl’s miniature guardian angel, named Angela, who guides her safely through all the activities of her day. Angela reminds the girl to buckle her seat belt, to be courteous and kind to others, and to do good deeds that help strengthen the spirit as well as the mind. Angela helps keep the girl safe and sound all day and all night too. She helps her to be careful and follow rules when crossing the street, and to remember to share when she plays with others. Angela lets the child know that she is always loved, and although she may feel lonely sometimes, she is never alone. After a day of pleasant activities with Angela’s guidance and continued presence, the girl goes to bed feeling safe and loved, whispering prayers for loved pets and family: “She’s my little angel, sent from above/To tell me God cares for me, shows me His love./ When I close my eyes after prayers have been said/ Angela sleeps on the top of my head.” Cheery colored illustrations and special notes from Sherrill help young readers connect to the story’s message. A beautiful successor to the eight previous children’s books in this series, “My Little Angel” is a treasure for young readers age 5 and up. – Midwest Book Review 2017 – Nancy Lorraine, Sr. Reviewer”
So please share a day in the life of a little girl, while her guardian angel Angela sits on her shoulder and keeps her safe and guides her throughout her various activities throughout her day. My Little Angel has received 8 Awards including a Book Excellence Gold Medal, a Feathered Quill Bronze Medal, a New Apple Book Awards Official Selection, Readers’ Favorite Finalist Award, a Royal Dragonfly H.M, an IAN Book of the Year Finalist Award, and a Pinnacle Achievement Award.