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Book Title: Whenever a Child Is Born by Nancy Diedrich
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7), 30 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher: WestBow Press
Release date: July 2017
Format available: hardback, paperback, ebook
Content Rating: G for everyone.
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About the Book
In his 2014 homily for the Feast of Holy Guardian Angels, October 2, Pope Francis told those gathered for daily mass to be like children who pay attention to their “traveling companion. No one journeys alone, and no one should think that they are alone.
“According to Church tradition,” the pope said, “we all have an angel with us, who guards us . . . It is what God said: ‘I send an angel before you, to guard you, to accompany you on the way, so you will not be alone.'”
In this children’s book, angels wait anxiously and with great excitement to see which one of them will be chosen to be the guardian angel of a child that is to be born. This delightful book depicts the joy of all God’s creations anticipating the birth of another precious child. The sun shines brighter, the moon has a shinier glow, flowers grow taller, birds tweet more sweetly, and angels dance and sing with bliss, as all creation awaits another baby girl or boy.
Whenever a Child Is Born offers the perfect message for parents as it charmingly tells the story of how all of heaven and earth react to the news that a child is about to be born. The story comforts parents with the knowledge that their baby is a special gift from heaven to them, and that they will never be alone raising their child, and that their child will never ever be alone in life.
Parents never worry. No one journeys alone through life because whenever a child is born, he is given a guardian angel.
Beautiful, Faith-Filled, Story for Families. I think this is the perfect book for Christian families–whether welcoming a new baby into a family with young children or introducing young children to the concept of angels and guardians. My in-laws shared similarly themed thoughts and sentiments when each of our daughters were born–making this book bring extra smiles as we read.
Simple Illustrations and Text Share Deeper Messages. For those of us believing in angels and gifts from God–the lovely illustrations and simple text make this an easy-to-read, easy to understand book for little ones to read alone. As always, though, I love finding children’s books that help families and caregivers introduce a subject in a way that encourages conversations and further learning. This book is the perfect way for parents to introduce a discussion of faith, angels, and God’s protection with young children.
Would I Recommend Whenever a Child is Born by Nancy Diedrich? I would recommend this book to religious families who wish to share the idea of guardian angels to reassure children of their safe place in the world. I would likely gift this to families with children who are expecting a new baby as well. It’s a lovely, simple way to help families talk about the excitement (and some of the fears) of welcoming a new baby from a religious perspective.
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