Award-winning author Sherrill S. Cannon does it again with her latest book, My Little Angel, which tells a charming story about a girl and her guardian angel.
The star of our adventure, a sweet little girl (we never know her name), tells the reader about her very special friend, Angela, who turns out to be her guardian angel. Angela sits on the girl’s shoulder and is dressed in a light blue dress with matching shoes, a halo, and white, almost translucent wings. Angela always sports a big smile and a bright light seems to follow her wherever she goes.
The girl talks about all the wonderful things her guardian angel does. For instance,
She helps me stay safe on the way to school.
Always reminding me to follow the rules.
She makes me look both ways when crossing the street
And he makes sure I’m careful where I put my feet.
The author takes the reader through a full day of events, at home, at school, even getting ready for bed, with the guardian angel constantly by the girl’s side. Angela also reminds the girl of many important things, from brushing her teeth in the morning, saying “Thank you,” “Excuse me,” and “Please,” to helping her say her prayers at night. If you are afraid, Angela is there to comfort you and remind you to “Think of others, be helpful and kind.”
As soon as you read the first line of My Little Angel, you know you’ve opened a good book:
Angela sits on my shoulder and glows.
Whatever you do or think, Angela knows …
The story, written in a pleasant flowing rhyme, tells a sweet story that also helps impart life lessons (manners, caring for others) to young readers. Like the other Sherrill Cannon books, this one is illustrated by Kalpart, a company that has a reputation for creating charming images for books. Once again, Kalpart does not disappoint as the drawings are vibrant and fun and are a perfect complement to the story. At the back of the book, the author has included “Special Notes” that ask children to a) find and find pictures of different book covers in the story; b) answer questions about their own safety clothing; and c) answer questions about the story. Lastly, if you purchase the author’s books on the sbpra.com/curejm website, 50% of the sales will be donated to help find a cure for juvenile myositis – a benefit for everyone!
Quill says: My little angel is a wonderful story for the little ones who will love reading about Angela, a guardian angel, and dreaming what their own guardian angel would be like and how they could be their own guardian angel to help them .