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I love this 5-Star review provided by Reader Views, especially since it is written by a young reader (with additional comments from her mother). Thank you to Lydia (age 8) and her Mom..
My Little Angel
Sherrill S. Cannon (author) Kalpart (illustrator)
Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co. (2022)
Reviewed by Lydia (age 8) for Reader Views Kids (08/2022)
5* a little angel on your shoulder
“My Little Angel” is the story of a girl who has a little angel, named Angela, who sits on her shoulder and helps her be safe and make good choices both when she’s at home and outside. Angela helps the girl do good things, plays with her, and makes her sneeze! Angela teaches the girl to help others by being nice to them and she teaches about God in heaven where she came from. Angela is so tiny that no-one can see her except the girl who she lives with, but the girl loves her a lot.
I liked reading the book because it talked about an angel and I like angels because they help me, too – my guardian angel. Angels are great because in real life they live in heaven with God, and I want to do that, too. I liked the part when it says that the girl may be lonely, but she’s never alone; that made me feel better for when I feel that way. I liked the colors on each page and how you can add your own colors on every other page with the coloring book part. I think that any kid will like this story because it rhymes, is easy to understand, and includes an activity with it!
Note from Mom: “My Little Angel” is a cute story of a girl with her little guardian angel on her shoulder, who teaches her right and wrong. I say cute because it includes carefree topics, such as being nice to others and it stays away from anything heavy and difficult; however, in all honesty, it can be more difficult than some people think to just be nice to others, unfortunately. It’s not until the last page of the book that God is mentioned, so I’m not sure if that was intentional and part of the author’s personal beliefs, or merely how it ended up at the end of the story. The rhyming in the story makes it simpler for little ones to understand and follow along. I would recommend it for all kids to read because of its worthwhile morals and values
Winner of 7 Awards (so far) The Golden Rule Coloring Book – A coloring book version of the popular The Golden Rule suggests ways children can learn to be kind to each other. Identical to the original book, the illustrations are in black and white outlines so that young readers can create their own version of the story. What if everyone treated others the way that they themselves would like to be treated? Perhaps today’s youngsters can figure it out!!! The book was a Winner in Coloring Books in the Book Excellence Awards, Feathered Quill Awards Finalist in Poetry, Honorable Mention Award in the Royal Dragonfly Awards as well as the Purple Dragonfly Awards, a Finalist Award in Activity Books in the Next Gen Indie Book Awards, Finalist in Activity Books in the National Indie Excellence and is a Silver Medal Winner in the FAPA Awards
ISBN 978-1-68235-338-7 – $10.95