Gabby, God's Little Angel

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This first book in a delightful new series offers a comforting message for young readers—God loves you very much and is always watching over you!

What little girl wouldn’t love her very own guardian angel? Parents and children alike will be won over by this humorous tale of Gabby, a guardian angel in training who has much to learn about taking care of God’s little ones. Her new assignment is to protect a young girl named Sophie, but Gabby soon realizes that watching after Sophie...

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Overview

This first book in a delightful new series offers a comforting message for young readers—God loves you very much and is always watching over you!

What little girl wouldn’t love her very own guardian angel? Parents and children alike will be won over by this humorous tale of Gabby, a guardian angel in training who has much to learn about taking care of God’s little ones. Her new assignment is to protect a young girl named Sophie, but Gabby soon realizes that watching after Sophie is a bigger challenge than she had expected! After a close call while riding her pony, Sophie learns what the Bible says about guardian angels: “He will put his angels in charge of you. They will watch over you wherever you go” (Psalm 91:11 ICB).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400317158
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/20/2011
  • Series: Gabby, God's Little Angel Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 999,810
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Sheila Walsh, Women of Faith® speaker, is the author of the award-winning Gigi, God's Little Princess® series, God Loves Broken People, The Shelter of God's Promises, andanovel,Sweet Sanctuary. Sheila lives in Frisco, Texas, with her husband, Barry, and son, Christian.
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Gabby God's Little Angel

Sent to Show God's Love
By Sheila Walsh

Thomas Nelson

Copyright © 2011 Sheila Walsh
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4003-1852-0


Chapter One

Angels, angels, line up. Well done, everyone. Hmmm ... has anyone seen Gabby?"

"She fell over her harp, sir," Parker said. "I think she took it to have it ... well ... straightened out."

"And she is in guardian angel training!"

Raffles the senior angel replied, shaking his head.

"I think she's funny!" said Raoul, Gabby's best friend. "And she talks a lot ... I like that!"

"I'm here! I'm here!"

Gabby said. "Sorry I'm late, sir. I had a ... well, how shall I say it? It was a ... no, not really, it was more of a, well, and yet ... on the other hand ... you could describe it as ... oh dear, perhaps just a musical mishap!"

"Welcome, Gabby. Glad to see you survived your ... mishap," Raffles said with a grin as the other angels giggled.

"Today, you receive your new assignments!"

Raffles began.

"One of the most important jobs God assigns to angels is to protect those He loves. Take a look."

The angels peered excitedly over the edge of the cloud. "That ... is a playground," Raffles said, pointing to the children playing below.

"They're playing with the ground ... really?" Gabby said. "Wow, that doesn't seem like it would be a ton of fun, but I guess I don't know as I've never really had a 'ground' or played on it or with it or under it."

"Look at the girl climbing the tree," Gabby said.

"That doesn't look very safe, but it does look really fun, like woo-hoo fun!"

"That's Sophie," Raffles replied. "She needs a lot of protection."

"She may need a very big, ginormous angel," Gabby said.

"Well, Gabby," Raffles replied, "the Lord has chosen YOU for this big job. You seem to have a lot in common with Sophie!"

Just then, Gabby tripped and was dangling upside down from the rainbow.

"Woo-hoo, Sophie," Gabby cried. "Woo-hoo for me and you!"

(Continues...)



Excerpted from Gabby God's Little Angel by Sheila Walsh Copyright © 2011 by Sheila Walsh. Excerpted by permission of Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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  • Posted March 31, 2012

    Who doesn’t love a Guardian angel? This beautifully illust

    Who doesn’t love a Guardian angel? This beautifully illustrated book is the story of a guardian angel Gabby who is assigned the task of taking care of a little girl Sophie. The book wonderfully shares the message that God has put his angels in charge of us who constantly watch over us, wherever we go.
    The illustrations of the book are the principle attraction. A wonderful gift for children for it beautifully teaches them to thank God for whatever happens in our lives. Be it good or bad, big or small God always has his guardian angels watching over us, helping us in one way or the other to get over life’s every difficulty.
    The one thing that caught my attention was the book has too long dialogues for little readers to comprehend. Maybe it’s just me, but I am in habit of seeing children’s books with less complex dialogues and plain English as against the way adults speak kind of English used in the book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2013

    BOOK DESCRIPTION: This first book in a delightful new series off

    BOOK DESCRIPTION:
    This first book in a delightful new series offers a comforting message for young readers—God loves you very much and is always watching over you!




    What little girl wouldn’t love her very own guardian angel? Parents and children alike will be won over by this humorous tale of Gabby, a guardian angel in training who has much to learn about taking care of God’s little ones. Her new assignment is to protect a young girl named Sophie, but Gabby soon realizes that watching after Sophie is a bigger challenge than she had expected! After a close call while riding her pony, Sophie learns what the Bible says about guardian angels: “He will put his angels in charge of you. They will watch over you wherever you go” (Psalm 91:11 ICB). 




    MY REVIEW: 




    What a wonderful book to teach our children about God’s protection by His angels! This book is not only very creatively told, it is also illustrated beautifully. It captures the attention of children as soon as the book is opened. 




    This cute little story of an angel-in-training sent to watch over another little girl on earth effectively proves the love of God for His children. My little children enjoyed the story immensely. But it also did its work with me as I read the story to my children. It brought home the truth of God’s angels watching over us constantly that we never need to fear. 




    This book is highly recommended for parents and grandparents to get for the children in their lives. 




    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  • Posted June 23, 2012

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    This lovely, splashy pink children book made its way to my home

    This lovely, splashy pink children book made its way to my home a couple of days ago and I was so pleased to see it. 'Gabby, God's Little Angel' is a wonderful children book for little girls age 4 and above. The pictures in this book is mostly pastel in colour, and the storyline is pretty much revolved around a little angel known as Gabby.

    The book is really funny, entertaining and education, so if you're looking for a little something for your little girls to read, I highly recommends 'Gabby, God's Little Angel' by Sheila Wash.

    Be forewarned, though. This book may tickle your little one's bones. So be prepared to hear joyful laughter from your kids.

    This book makes a wonderful bedtime story collection as well a gift book. Highly recommended for parents who are looking for a goo, quality read for their young daughters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

    Wonderful messages of God's love for us.

    This is the first book in Sheila Walsh's new series.

    Gabby, a guardian angel in training whose job is to show God's love. The angels are watching children play on earth and see an adventurous girl named Sophie. At first glace, Gabby thinks that Sophie needs a "very big, ginormous angel" only to find that God has chosen her to be Sophie's guardian angel. After a wild experience, Sophie realizes that it seems as though someone was protecting her. Her mom reads her a Bible verse from Psalms to show her how God sends his angels to protect the ones he loves.

    This story is so wonderful to read, especially if you have an adventurous child in need of a lot of protection like Sophie. With my own young daughter, it seems as though she needs a lot of protection too. {*laughs*} It teaches our children about God's love and serves as a lovely reminder to us that we are always protected, even if we cannot see it. The story also serves to show us that even though things might seem as though they are too big for us, we are more capable with God than we ever thought possible. Wonderful messages of God's love for us.

    I definitely recommend this book, especially with the holiday season right around the corner. This will surely delight both the children and the parents reading it to them.

    Disclosure: I was provided a copy of this book without charge for the purpose of review. No other compensation received. All opinions contained in this review are solely mine.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 17, 2011

    Adorable story

    Gabby, God's Little Angel is an adorable story about a guardian angel-in-training. She's mischeivous, goofy, and just a little bit of a klutz. Gabby finds out that her first assignment is to guard a little girl named Sophie. Sophie turns out to be more of a handful than Gabby thought she'd be.

    This is a really cute story. It's a great way to introduce the idea of angels and guardian angels to little kids. It isn't over-the-top religious or preachy at all. I gave this five stars. I'd definitely recommend it for little kids, ages 5 and under.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    Cute Introduction to Angels

    Gabby, God's Little Angel is such a cute story! It is an introduction to angels for young children, and is a great tool to help children understand that concept of what an angel is, and what they can do. I thought that the story itself was cute, Gabby, God's angel is sent to watch over a little girl, and the book tells the story of how Gabby helps to protect her. I think this story is a great way to help young children understand how much God loves them, and that he sends his special helpers to keep them safe. The book uses simple language, so it is easy for young kids to understand. I loved this book, and my daughter did too! Wonderful story! Wonderful illustrations!

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

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    Cute and heart felt

    Summary: Written for young girls, probably pre-school, kindergarten age, "Abby, God's Little Angel" follows the guardian angel, Abby, on her new assignment to take care of a girl named Sophie. Sophie loves to climb trees and play on the playground, and Abby has her work cut out for her, but they both will learn just how much God loves them and wants to protect them.

    Review: I love Sheila Walsh. I've been a fan of her books, her music, and her speaking. Now we have lovely children's books from the humble, insightful writer. "Abby, God's Little Angel" is filled with charming humor, colored illustrations, and lessons for parents to share with their children. The short story teaches that God cares for every person. Gabby tells a horse that God loves Sophie very, very much. The book also shows that God chooses the smallest for the biggest, most important tasks. Every person has a part in God's will. And it teaches children to thank God in prayer. It's such a lovely tale, it will even leave adults with a heart-felt lesson and a big sigh and long "awe."

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  • Posted September 26, 2011

    Very Cute

    Gabby has a big job! She's a guardian angel who has to watch over a girl who needs lots and lots of attention. This is a big job for one little angel, but Gabby knows she can do it. She's going to make sure that her charge knows that she is watched over and that God loves her.

    This book is adorable! The story is told with wonderful joy and enthusiasm. The illustrations are bright and beautiful. Not only is Gabby a very fun character, but she brings a very important message. This book will definitely appeal to young girls. Not only will they want to keep up with Gabby, but they will also learn that God does love them and watch over them always. This book would be a great gift for young girls. I hope to see more adventures of Gabby. I can tell she's got a lot to teach us all!


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  • Posted September 17, 2011

    Easy Read for 4-6 year olds

    Sophie isn't your typical little girl in that she loves lots of adventure, and because of that she often gets herself into a lot of trouble. Fortunately for her, she has Gabby, a little guardian angel that understands, because she too is young and is herself learning how angels have to be ready to quickly come to the aid of their 'charges'.

    This is a delightful story, and equally charming is the artwork - crisp, colorful and captivating to the eyes of the readers, young and old alike - Marina Fedotova's work is wonderful. You'll be quite enchanted as page by page, you follow Sophie's numerous adventures and Gabbys' equally numerous rescues - from climbing trees to trying to ride a pony, you can sit with your young lads and lasses and gradually introduce them to Gods love for every child , through this beautifully presented book; and the fact that God loves them so much, that He assigns each one their own special angel to guide and protect them, for Him. The biblical accuracy is something children will not 'pick up on' - this is a story for little children who do not necessarily (yet) know the specifics or detail.

    The story could have been longer - with more adventures as you can complete the book very quickly, however the pictures that accompany Sheila Walsh's 'Little Princess' story, more than make up for the brevity of the story. I'm sure children will be absolutely delighted to receive this treasure.

    I received this book free from the publisher, through Booksneeze ®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 17, 2011

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    Little girls will love this one!

    What an adorable little book! I loved the story of Gabby, God's Little Angel. Gabby has been sent on a mission to watch over and protect a little girl named Sophie. At one point, Gabby is having a talk with Sophie's pony. She says, "The Lord loves her very, very much. So no funny business! Not a waddle to the right or a toddle to the right." It teaches little ones that God loves them, and He has sent His angels to watch over them. A beautiful reminder for all ages.

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  • Posted September 17, 2011

    Ridiculous, Terrible Story & False Teachings on Angels

    If you don't care about Biblical accuracy or a silly story, then by get this book because it's SUUUPER cute and sweet pictures. The pictures are adorable and fun. Yes, very very fun and cute. You will love it! Just look at all the 40+ people who gave it 4-5 stars.

    BUT... if teaching your children biblical truths is important to you, you will not consider this book "innocent fun". You will fully agree with the other two reviewers who gave this book 2 stars. Cute pictures doesn't make up for a ridiculous story and the false teachings on angels.

    Let's forget about the false teachings about angels for a second and just focus on the story. This book is completely ridiculous, starting with the first sentence ("Angels, angels, line up. Well done, everyone. Hmmm . . . has anyone seen Gabby?" "She fell over her harp, sir," Parker said. "I think she took it to have it . . . well . . . straightened out."). The story is of a ridiculous, clumbsy (always tripping), child-aged angel, who is a guardian angel in training. She stumbles and bumbles her way through sentences, not making any sense and this makes the other child-aged angels think she's funny. Another sample of the terrible dialogue: Gabby said. "Sorry I'm late, sir. I had a . . . well, how shall I say it? It was a . . . no, not really, it was more of a, well, and yet . . . on the other hand . . . you could describe it as . . . oh dear, perhaps just a musical mishap!"

    Gabby says things that make so sense at all and can be quite irritating, like when someone tells her to look at the earthly children playing at the playground, she says: "They're playing with the ground . . . really?" Gabby said. "Wow, that doesn't seem like it would be a ton of fun, but I guess I don't know as I've never really had a `ground'." This story is really, not funny or cute. It makes for an ridiculous, confusing story. Terrible book.

    My disclaimer - I received this book from the publisher Water Brook Multnomah free of charge but I always give honest reviews. I want you to be able to choose the best book based on stars because I know you have limited time and energy to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 16, 2011

    Great Book!

    As soon as we got this book, I and my girls had to sit down and read it right away. I love Sheilia Walsh and she has authored another wonderful children's book. The drawings are colorful and very appealing to small children. The story about a guardian angel was well told for children and very well illustrated. I was very pleased with this book. Also, our 4th grade daughter was able to read it by herself.

    Sheilia Walsh has written many good books, some of which are: Gigi, God's Little Princess; Will, God's Mighty Warrior; and The Pink Ballerina. She has also written some wonderful books for women on many topics that have come from her heart.

    I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers for an advance reading as part of their Booksneeze bloggers program . I was not required to write a positive review and therefore, the book review is 100% my own opinion.

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  • Posted September 14, 2011

    It's all in the Message

    I was first drawn to Gaby, God's Little Angel by the cover. The illustrator, Marina Fedotova did an amazing job of creating characters that grab your heart. The idea of the story/message was also compelling. As the publisher's description states, "What little girl wouldn't love her very own guardian angel? Parents and children alike will be won over by this humorous tale of Gabby, a guardian angel in training who has much to learn about taking care of God's little ones." I could not wait to read this book to my youngest daughter.
    Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed. First, the layout for the E-book was not done properly. The text was all over the place, with some lines bold and large, while other lines were small. A couple sentences were even broken in the middle of a word. In addition, it seemed every other sentence contained an ellipse, and again, this made reading difficult. Finally, the dialogue was hard to follow, and a tiny bit contrived. I thought it worked too hard at being cute.
    However, I was touched by the scene where Gaby warned the horse to be careful while carrying Sophie. Again, the illustrations pulled at my heart, as she cautioned, with her and the horse's foreheads pressed together, "The Lord loves her very, very much. So no funny business! Not a waddle to the right or a toddle to the left." More scenes and dialogue such as this would have made Gaby, God's Little Angel a 5+star book.
    The message that the book portrays is another factor that necessitates a higher rating. Little kids can feel comforted by the knowledge that God loves us so much that He sends angels to watch over us. Too much in today's world can chip away at us, and having confidence in God's love is vital. This book helps instill that kind of confidence in young girls.
    Because of the message and illustrations, I give this book four stars (three if it is in e-book format). Nevertheless, I definitely was not as wowed as I expected to be.
    I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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  • Posted September 14, 2011

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    A sweet little book

    My kids and I have all been enjoying this book. My daughter was happy before we even started reading, since she loves the color pink and flowers, and the cover features both of those things. The inside of the book is as cute as the cover. All the illustrations are very sweet and the story of Gabby, the clumsy and fun-loving guardian angel and Sophie, the equally adventurous little girl is charming and funny.

    The book uses lots of different fonts and colors to make the words pop off the page. While I read the book the first time, both of my kids sat on my lap and listed closely. Normally they're wiggling around and trying to turn pages too soon, but this book kept their attention. Gabby wraps up with a nice nighttime conversation between Sophie and her mom, about how much God loves her and how He promises to protect her.

    This is a sweet book with an important reminder of God's love and protection. We're looking forward to reading future books in this series!

    Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Booksneeze to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

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  • Posted September 14, 2011

    Great Illustration of God's Love and Protection

    Gabby is a clumsy, fun-loving angel. She receives her guardian angel assignment to protect a little girl named Sophie who is much like her. This book follows Gabby and Sophie as they share a wild experience and helps demonstrate how God sends His angels to protect us. The book ends with Psalm 91:9, 11 which talk about God being our protector and sending his angels to be in charge of us and watch over us.

    The illustrations in the book were really cute, not overly "cartoony" but still cute enough to be fun for kids. The book did a really good job of illustrating the way angels are sent to protect kids. I think this book is a great way to demonstrate God's love and protection to children. This is the first book in a new series and I can't wait to see what lessons the others will hold.

    Disclaimer: I was provided a complimentary copy of this book for review. All thoughts are my own, I was not required to post a positive review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2011

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    Bedtime story

    Gabby, God's Little Angel by Sheila Walsh, an illustrated children's storybook published by Thomas Nelson publishers, makes for light reading as a bedtime story. This simple to read story about the theme of angels, is suppose to offor comfort to children as well as parents- based on its intrepretation of Psalm 91:11. As a bedtime story, with so other expectations, it is an okay choice. The simple cartoon illustrations depicting light skinned blonde angels, feeds into the stereotypical depiction of an angel. The light haired, pre-school aged angels, in pink and yellow dresses- with the token African American boy angel, most likely limits the target age group to very young, well dressed upper class caucasion girls who enjoy horseback riding. . I feel perhaps the illustrations as well as the focus on horseback riding might be alienating for some readers and families- but perhaps I am reading too much into this book.
    Other than that, this would make a nice bedtime story for children. As a blogger for Thomas Nelson publishers I received this book for free for the purpose of writing this review. My opinions are my own.

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

    Perfect Gift Book!

    Gabby, God's Little Angel by Sheila Walsh and illustrated by Marina Fedotova is a very adorable children book about Gabby, the guardian angel in training received her first assignment in taking care of a little girl named Sophie. She was very excited in riding her pony but little did she know things would be out of control! The pony was frightened by the dog's barking and started to buck and Gabby rescued her right in time. This story is more appropriate for preschoolers and lower elementary school grade students and would make a perfect gift book.

    In general, the message I get from this book is mainly focus on God's protection to all his children. God sent different people in our lives to be guardian angels and this story is a good introduction to children on how God will look over us. It is a good reminder to all of us that God is the Almighty and He is always around us in good and bad times. The illustrations are very lovely and the color of the book cover attracts more female audiences in my opinion. This book is good for bed time stories and Sunday school's reading materials. I would recommend this book to others.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

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    A Sweet Story

    Gabby God's Little angel is book written to introduce children to the concept of how God has commanded His angels watch over us. This is done in fun light hearted way centered specifically around the biblical passage found Psalm 91:9,11 which reads "The Lord is your protection... He has put his angels in charge of you. They will watch over you wherever you go."

    The illustration are very eye caching having rich yet soft colors. Some of the text itself stands out in whimsical way fitting perfectly in with the pictures and story itself. I can see this being fun for the story teller knowing when they should push the point or action a bit more. I think this would be a wonderful feature for pre-readers and those brand new to reading along.

    The story itself is lighthearted and I see it opening the door to many questions which is a great thing in sharing your faith with a child whether your own or in a classroom setting. This book would be good for children ages 3-6 years old and I'm going to say this one will probably go over better with girls than boys.

    My daughter is much like the little girl in this story, mainly fearless and acts often in a spontaneous way. Boy does Gabby the assigned guardian angel have lots of protecting to do! This is such a fun little book that I'm sure will delight a child in learning about God's love and protection

    Gabby, God's Little Angel is the first in Shelia Waslshe's new series. I'm excited to see what the next story is about.

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

    Gabby, God's Little Angel

    It's been quite some times since I really, really enjoy reading children book to myself. Gabby, God's Little Angel is such a delightful read that I read not only once, and twice of this book before reading it and passing it on to the little ones.

    The story was a beautiful story about how God watches over little children in His own way, and the illustration in this book surpassed my expectation.

    If you're looking for something good for your children to read or something you want to make a gift of, I would highly recommend Gabby, God's Little Angel.

    I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. I received an ARC of this book from Tommy Nelson Publisher. I was not required to write a positive review for this book.

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  • Posted September 12, 2011

    Highly recommended - Loved the book

    As a mother of two sons, I must admit I was rather hesitant to read a book and then write a review for it when it seemed to be written for little girls. I have to say, though, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Gabby, God's Little Angel, by Sheila Walsh.
    In this book, a very accident prone angel is given the assignment to watch over a very rambunctious girl. It was definitely a "match made in heaven." Gabby's first day on the job seemed as tho it would surely end in disaster, but God had chosen just the right angel for the job.
    I found the way Gabby was able to guard and protect her new charge to be quite amusing. Her personality was also very sweet. I feel Ms. Walsh really did a wonderful job helping you connect with Gabby's character and experience her eagerness to do the job God had chosen for her to do.
    Sometimes as Christians we question God about different things. "Why am I like I am?" "Why can't He let me do THAT job?", etc. Some of the angels probably questioned why God would allow Gabby to be ANYONE's guardian angel when she was so clumsy herself, but God know exactly what she could do and that she was the PERFECT choice for the job He had chosen for her.
    A delightful book for all children.

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