Quote of the day: "A book is to me like a hat or coat - a very uncomfortable thing until the newness has been worn off."
` Charles B. Fairbanks
Author: Alexis York Lumbard
Illustrator: Flavia Weedn
Ever wonder if you have a guardian angel watching over you? Ever hear stories of angels being involved in people's lives and helping them in many different situations? Are angels real? Do they even exist? Can you actually see them and talk to them? Ohhhh, so many questions and now a book to highlight the supernatural appearance and activities of angels being sighted and carrying out their duties among us.
Angels are everywhere, "Some are big, and some are tiny. They're all so bright and very shiny." This beautiful, inviting book gives you a glimpse into the supernatural and comforting world of angels. The illustrations are soft, gentle, rich paintings that provide a journey for the reader to experience magical scenes where angels are inhabiting different places and seasons in our world. The book explains how angels work diligently behind the scenes to help provide love, care and healing to us.
The illustrations bring the text to life and together, in rhyme, Angels help you experience a world of wonder, comfort and peace. Flavia Weedn is a world-famous illustrator who does beautiful work. This book is a perfect bedtime story as your children will feel comforted knowing these gracious, magical beings are hovering over them ready to guide and protect them all through their day and nighttime. "Angels, angels, always near, protecting you, my special dear."
The simple text of three to four words is geared towards pre-school readers. The book is non-denominational allowing the parents or guardians to fill in the background they desire regarding this heavenly protection. There is also a dedication page for the little angels in your life. This would make a perfect baby gift.
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About the illustrator:
Flavia Weedn began expressing her inspirational philosophy through painting and writings in early 1962. Her talent as an artist, as well as her great ability to express her work in writing with a sense of care and wonder, quickly spiraled her work into the public eye. Her career branched off into three genres: the fine arts, commercial illustration and the literary field. Flavia originals and original graphics have sold the world over to fine art collectors and can be found in the Smithsonian Institute archives, the AT&T Collection and numerous private exhibits. Her work as a commercial illustrator has been reproduced on magazine covers, national advertising and non-profit promotions and hundreds of fine paper products and collectible gifts in the United States, Canada, throughout Europe, Australia and Japan. Her lines of greeting cards, translated into many different languages, are sent by over 18 million people each year, thus displaying the international appeal of her tender display of human emotion and her philosophy of hope. Weedn has published 10 collections of her writings and illustrations, which have garnered high critical acclaim. Her books are used in school systems and self-esteem programs throughout the world. Her public acclaim has brought editorial coverage in consumer publications such as Newsweek, People and Glamour and in newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribuneand the Los Angeles Times. She is also one of the chosen authors to include her work in the National Literacy Campaign introduced by Barbara Bush. Flavia Weedn's art deals with the simplicity and the beauty she sees in the ordinary things in life. It is her intention to emphasize the value of each individual and to help everyone be aware that he or she has a valuable contribution to make in this lifetime.
Read on and read always! Have a wonderful Monday. Ever seen an angel? Let me know. I believe they exist and are out there waiting to be of service to us. What do you think?
Book Review Rating: 8 (Fantastic!)