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Posted November 19, 2001
Naomi Judd's Guardian Angels is an Inspiration for Children
This book for 'all ages' is a timeless tale about our connections with our ancestors. A spin-off from a best-selling Naomi Judd song, Judd's Guardian Angels reminds us that we belong no matter where we are. The hardback book also includes a cd of the song that inspired the book. The book begins with a forward from Naomi Judd that describes how the song and the book came to be. It is then followed by a short and simple rhyming story. The story revolves around the phrase, 'And if you look real close you'll see our eyes are just the same.' A young girl takes comfort in the photograph of her great-grandparents and feels a special closeness to them, even though she has never met them. She believes they're watching over her and that she is never alone because of that. Probably one of the most charming aspects of the book are the illustrations. I may be a little biased, however, since Dan Andreasen is one of my favorite illustrators. He breathes life into characters that may otherwise seem flat and ordinary. The beautiful watercolor paintings inside this book almost make it feel like an art gallery. Andreasen's token soft character expressions and wonderful colors make the story complete and add a sense of awe to the book. As a whole, the book is wonderful and great to read aloud to kids and grownups alike. Its simple text allows the reader to grow on his or her own, filling in the spaces with their own personal experience. It is a true tribute to family and a great buy for the holidays.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.