By: Michelle Beber
Illustrated By: Susan Shorter
Publisher: Balboa Press
Publication Date: October 2014
Reviewed by: Amy Lignor
Review Date: June 22, 2016
When things go wrong…When life gets upsetting, difficult to deal with, or when you just experience a day that goes haywire and you need to feel love, angels are the perfect friends to ask for help.
I want to begin with the fact that this is a children’s book full of heart. It shows each child in the world what it feels like to have a special friend who always calls out: “You’re Number 1!” when the child achieves a goal. It shows children how to stay calm in the face of a bad moment in life and call upon the group that literally is always watching out for them, over them, and standing behind them when they need support.
Many people have stated that when you believe in angels anything is possible, and then (like this particular author) those same people went on to achieve their goals. A completely non-denominational book, this title is truly a book of rhyme, color, reason, love and fun that offers a learning experience and also a look at how good life can be when the “winged ones” are a part of it.
Having a book that actually uplifts you in a world that seems to grow so dark at times that most do not want to get out of bed, is a real blessing. The author has done a great job focusing on a very basic message that still, to this day, hits home in a big way. Angels are everywhere. Whether you are talking about angels here or angels “there” (wherever your “there” might be), all they want to do is share their love. They want to calm you when you’re scared, hug you when you’re sad, and basically be the best friend you can ever have. This book does a lovely job of driving that message home, and the illustrations are offered by a talented hand with a love for vibrant color that makes this a book you will want to keep on your child’s bookshelves for a good, long time to come.
Quill says: Inspirational, uplifting and hits just the right subjects for kids (and adults) who need and want to catch a glimpse of their best-winged friend.