Sunday, May 18, 2014

Bedtime Story: The Angel Heart by Wendy Nadherny Fachon

Welcome to Children's Book Week
Synopsis: "Why would God design a heart-shaped flower that cries? A curious child picks such a flower and carefully pulls it apart, one poetic petal at a time, to reveal the secret wisdom of God's healing magic and free prescriptions for heart, mind, and soul. The enchanting flower featured in this story teaches children how to lead their thoughts toward a healthier emotional place. The flower also shares God's surprisingly simple lessons for physical well-being-breathing well, moving well, eating well, and resting well. Children will gain a deeper appreciation for the miracle of the heart and its role in giving them strength, joy, love, and peace. In addition, this book seeks to spark curiosity and conversation, which are two critical keys to learning. Having found God to be a most curious topic, I wrote with the intention of inspiring children to ask questions and converse more freely about God, nature, creation, life, feelings, beliefs, world peace, or even fairy magic-whatever thoughts surface naturally for them."

My Review: I was lucky enough to be able to meet the author of this one, I took Munchkin with me too. We got the wonderful blessing of having Wendy sit down and read some of the book to him. While the book is for a older children than Munchkin, he still really enjoyed it. The illustrations are beautiful and unique as the flower is carefully examined and it almost changes shapes before your eyes like the clouds. The rhythm, rhyming and flow of the book is almost melodic. I think by the time the flowers are actually blooming, Munchkin might have enough patience to sit through the whole book and look at the flowers.
My Rating: This is a beautiful book on so many levels, more appropriate for children a little older than Munchkin. It would be great to lead into a nature walk or some time in the garden.  I give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag.
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

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