Are Angels Real? by Kathleen Long Bostrom is from the author's popular Little Blessings series. In this volume, she covers a topic of interest to Christians and non-Christians alike. She begins with lots of questions a child might ask about angels, including: Are angels real? Do I have an angel looking out for me? Can I talk to angels? What do angels wear? Do angels get old and die? When I go to Heaven, can I be an angel, too?
Then Bostrum answers each question (in a pleasant rhyme). She ends by advising children to be kind and share God's love: "You just might be helping an angel out too!"
Taking up the last 13 pages of this 69 page book, the author details all the biblical references she used as reference.
What I Like: Angels have developed something of a cult following, so I like that this book closely follows what the Bible has to say about angels...yet does so in a child-friendly manner. The sweet illustrations by Elena Kucharik also add a lot of interest.
What I Dislike: The part of this book designed to be read to a child is 55 pages long; even though many pages have a small amount of text, this book might prove long for the youngest children it's targeted to.
Overall Rating: Very good.
Age Appeal: According to the publisher, 0 -5
Publishing Info: Tyndale, 2001; ISBN: 0842339590; hard back, $9.99.