Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Gabby, God's Little Angel
Title: GABBY GOD’S LITTLE ANGEL
Author: Sheila Walsh
Illustrator: Marina Fedotova
Publisher: Tommy Nelson
Gabby is an accident prone little angel, about to be assigned to guardian angel duty on Earth. She is assigned to a little girl named Sophie who is somewhat of a tom-boy.
When Gabby gets to Earth, Sophie is excited about going on a horse-back ride. But when the horse gets frightened and starts to buck, Gabby has her work cut out for her to keep Sophie on her horse and safe.
When Sophie gets home that night, her mother tells her about how God assigns angels to watch over His children and keep them safe.
GABBY, GOD’S LITTLE ANGEL is a sweet little story that teaches children about how angels watch over us. The colorful images are sure to capture children’s attention, and Sheila Walsh is a favorite here. My nine-year-old daughter squealed when she saw this book “Oh, Sheila Walsh! I love her books!” so if you have daughters ages five through nine, then this is definitely a book to pick up. $14.99 hardbook. 32 pages.
Interview with Sheila Walsh
How does this series differ from Gigi?
The heart behind Gigi is to let little girls know that as they are right now, they are loved by God and are truly princesses because God our Father is a King. Gabby’s focus is to let them know they are never alone, that God and His angels are watching over them
Why did you write a new series of books for girls 3-7?
There was such an overwhelming response to the Gigi series of books I wrote for girls ages 3-7, so I set out to develop a new character that young readers would embrace and delight in.
How did you come up with the theme of God's love and ever-presence?
I’m moved by God’s passion for children. We live in a crazy world, but we serve a God who loves us and our children with a relentless passion. What a gift to let our children know that they are never alone, that they are always loved. That is a story worth telling!
Why did you want to write about angels from a child's perspective?
There is a lot of interest in angels in our culture, but so much of it is based on fairy tales and not the truth of God’s Word. In Matthew, Jesus draws a child to his side and says, “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.”