Parents' Guide to

The Angel and the Soldier Boy

By Mark Nichol, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Two toy dolls star in thrilling picture book.

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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+


i actually would check this book out at the library when i was 5. we had a dress up day at school,to be any character we wanted,and i went as the angel from the story. im 28 now and i have a 5 year old who i know would love this book.

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This book is full of affectionate moments. The little girl's mother reads her a story and kisses her goodnight, and the girl falls asleep with her favorite dolls placed beside her. Later, one doll is distraught over the other's disappearance, and when she rescues him, he gallantly kisses her hand. The story closes reassuringly with the little girl clasping one of them in each fist, and all is once again right with the world.

To us giants, a child's world seems simple and sheltered. But for little ones, something as seemingly routine as the loss of a favorite coin can be traumatic, and a friend's steadfastness or betrayal can make or break a child's day. In THE ANGEL AND THE SOLDIER BOY, true friendship is put to the test.

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