This is the story of little Gabby, a guardian angel in training. She’s a bit clumsy but that makes her the perfect candidate for her first assignment, a spunky girl named Sophie.
Personally, as a six-year-old, I would have gone nuts over this book. It contained everything I thought was necessary in good fiction: A pink, glittery cover; bright, adorable illustrations; and of course it also involved an energetic girl and (most important) a pony.
Now that I am a little older, my criteria for good fiction and writing is a little higher. I wouldn’t necessarily equate Sheila Walsh with Beatrix Potter or A.A. Milne, but the writing and message is well suited for a small child to follow and understand.
I’m not always a fan of these “guardian angel” books because guardian angels are not cute little girls in yellow dresses. Yet, Sheila Walsh does a good job at communicating to kids that God protects His children because He loves. The emphasis is left then on God and not His angels.
If you’re looking for a book on theology of guardian angels, this is not it. If you just want a cute book that explains in simple terms how much God loves us, this is a wonderful book.
Even though I got this book for free to review from Thomas Nelson Publishers through their Booksneeze program, these are my own opinions