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Angels, Angels Everywhere is a Christian picture book for children, grades K-3, written by Susan M. Branz and illustrated by Ashley D. Bostanic. Alieya loved to hear about the angels. She and her mom would spend hours talking about God and His angels, and her Gram’s house was filled with statues and pictures of the angels she loved to hear about. There were little, chubby angels that Gram referred to as cherubs, and lovely women angels, but Grandpa told her that there were men angels who were fearless, strong and protective. Alieya’s mom loved to read passages from Genesis and other parts of the Bible to her, and Alieya began to wonder about how angels came to be. When were the angels created? She loved knowing they were watching out for her, and wanted to learn everything she could about them.
Susan M. Branz’s Christian picture book for children, grades K-3, Angels, Angels Everywhere, is an engaging and educational book that introduces angels and scripture to young children. Ashley D. Bostanic’s masterful illustrations work quite well with the theme of the book. Her panels are richly colored, and her use of watercolor washes, especially for the sky and heavenly scenes, is inspired. I enjoyed Alieya’s theory that shooting stars could actually be angelic protectors, as well as her intellectual curiosity about their relationship with God and Genesis. This book is a grand selection for story time as well as a suitable choice for more advanced young readers to try on their own. Angels, Angels Everywhere is most highly recommended.