06 March 2013

Roma Downey's Little Angels, Prayers For Every Day, Book review & GIVEAWAY

NOTE TO READERS: Courtesy of FLYBY PROMOTIONS and the author, there is a lovely GIVEAWAY included! Scroll down for additional information!

Publisher: CandyCane Press, an imprint of Ideals Publications; Brdbk edition (March 1, 2013)
 ISBN-13: 978-0824956523


From executive producer Roma Downey comes a faith-affirming brand created just for preschoolers. This new book of prayers features twins Alex and Zoe and their guardians, the Little Angels. More than 50 simple rhyming prayers cover a typical day and the typical worries of a young child. 

From waking in the morning to going to sleep at night, from thanking God for a meal to praying for His comfort when afraid, the prayers here will help little ones to see that any moment is a good moment to talk to God. Relevant Bible verses are scattered throughout the book as well. 

This book is the perfect way to teach children about prayer and the ways God cares for us each day. 
Ages 3-6. 

About the series: Little Angels is a faith-based series created just for preschoolers. The stories focus on eight Little Angels who are guardians, teachers, and companions to twins Alex and Zoe. Throughout each book, children will learn practical lessons, values, and Biblical truths in an engaging and appealing manner.

My thoughts:

I was very happy to be chosen as a reviewer of this lovely book! Roma Downey*'s 'Little Angels' series is an amazing collection of lessons for little ones! (*The lovely actress is best known perhaps for her role on telly's series 'Touched by an Angel')

50 prayers, each single one addressing a concern or a need toddlers might indeed have. Let's remember children these days are far more advanced than they used to be, as our world has progressed dramatically in electronics and they too experience insecurity and anxiety!

With simple colourful illustrations of little angels and small children and a soft cover, we find rhyming Prayers for Morning, of Praise, of Thanks, for Mealtime, for Others, for Help, for Guidance, for Forgiveness, Comfort, Bedtime, each one addressed to God or Jesus, and including for adults a bible reference as an introduction for children to the Word in the Bible!

An example:

Dear Jesus,
The world is very big,
and sometimes I feel wary.
When I take comfort in your name,
the world is not so scary.

On the bottom page in a corner is a little blurb:
The Bible says:

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
-1 Peter 5:7 (NLT)

This was my first experience with Roma Downey's Little Angels series and I only wished we had these when our children were growing up! She very obviously has taken the time to see this world through little ones eyes! 

A comfort for little tykes and parents or guardians alike, this is a beautiful book to help little ones know God a little more by communicating their feelings.

5 Stars!!

About the Author:

Roma Downey is a multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actress, and starred for almost a decade as the angel "Monica" in the hit CBS television series, Touched By An Angel. She is also producer of the children's DVD and book series "Little Angels" and its companion Little Angels Storybook Bible. 

About the Illustrator:

Lisa Reed has been drawing pictures since she was old enough to hold a pencil. She began her career as a graphic artist for a screen print company and has been illustrating books for the past 15 years, including dozens of children's books. 


Courtesy of FLYBY PROMOTIONS and the Author, I have the opportunity to offer you your own copy of this lovely book! Ideal for parents, grandparents, guardians, teachers...

Here is what to do:

Place a comment on this post and include an email i.e. c123[at]yahoo[period]com before Midnight on 14 March 2013! 

Using Random.org a winner will be selected and I will contact her/him for postal address. 
FLYBY PROMOTIONS will then send the selected person their very own copy!
That's it, nothing else! Easy, right?

Giveaway open to International entries as well!

I received this book free from FLYBY PROMOTIONS  as part of their blogger review program. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own. 


  1. This looks like a great book for introducing my little grandchildren to the bible and prayer. I have always enjoyed Roma Downey on television and movies.

  2. Great Sherry! I only wish I had grandchildren of my own (but God knows best, right?!)

  3. This does look like a wonderful book! Enjoy your week, my friend!


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