Monday, March 4, 2013

Ascending Butterfly Monthly Book Club: #Review & #Giveaway of @RealRomaDowney Little Angels: Prayers For Every Day

Thanks for your patience while the Ascending Butterfly Monthly Book Club took a brief hiatus! We are back in action and I thought in honor of Easter coming this month, we'd offer something special for you to tuck into that Easter Basket of your favorite little one! In fact while we normally give the book of the month a full month so you all can get your entries in, we are cutting this one a little short so we can be sure that there is ample time for delivery before Easter!

Much like it is well known that children pick up languages quickly especially when exposed to them at an early age, the same holds true with giving them the fundamentals and foundation of their Faith. Our Faith is the compass that guides our actions and our lives, why not start your children early on giving them the tools they need to build a foundation of Faith that will last forever?

Faith, Prayer and Meditation are incredibly grounding, they set the pace and tone for our day, and the same holds true for little ones!

About the Author:

If that face looks familiar it should! Author Roma Downey is best known for playing the kind hearted Angel, Monica, on the Television Series 'Touched By An Angel'. A role that earned her several Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. She is also the Executive Producer on the new epic mini series The Bible which aired on Sunday, March 3rd on the History Channel. She is also a spokesperson for the volunteer group Operation Smile, which provides surgeries for children around the world who were born with severe cleft lips and palates. (Operation Smile and St. Jude's Children Research Hospital are favorite causes for us here at Ascending Butterfly as well).

About the Book:

In Little Angels, four year old twins, Alex and Zoe, have eight Little Angels looking out for them. The angels live on a mural on the nursery's ceiling and come to life when the kids need them most. They act as teachers, protectors and friends - to instruct and guide. Each angel has a distinct personality. Little Angels helps to provide real practical skills such as learning ABC's and 123's in addition to teaching core family values such as the importance of being kind and of sharing, of being truthful and honest and of showing gratitude and love.

The Simple Prayer that inspired it all:

This simple, sweet prayer is what inspired the Little Angels series of books:

God in Heaven, my Savior dear Watch over my children and draw thou near Send your little angels to be at their side To light and to guard to love and to guide.

A prayer from Roma's own childhood was the inspiration for the Little Angels series! Watch Roma as she discusses all things Little Angels:

My Take:

The books are crafted with a great softly padded cover and has thick sturdy pages that are perfect for little hands to maneuver and tough enough to withstand the tortures that little ones sometimes put books through. From the sturdy yet safe construction to the super cute animation, this book (in fact the entire series) is definitely a hit! I love also that the prayers are broken down into categories like prayers for Morning, Praise, Thanks, Mealtimes, Prayers for Others, Prayers for Help, Guidance, Forgiveness, Comfort, and last but not least Bedtime. The prayers read like poems, and some pages have biblical verses which is a great starter to get little ones ready for bible study in a way that is easy for them to understand, and fun too!

Get Social With It:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ- Visit Ideals Books they offer many other faith-based books for children at

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -Visit the Official Little Angels Website for more about The Little Angels,

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like Ideals Books on Facebook

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow the author on twitter @RealRomaDowney

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - And check them out on YouTube too!

Win It:

We'd love for you to have a copy for your Little Angel this Easter, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter Entry Widget Below to get in your entries for a chance to win a copy of your own:

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FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of Little Angels Prayers For Every Day for editorial consideration and the sponsor is providing the winner's copy, however all opinions are 100% my own. I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." See our Full Disclosure Policy HERE. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment. Neither Ascending Butterfly nor it's giveaway sponsors will be held responsible for lost or mis-directed mail. We welcome readers and authors of ALL Faiths!


  1. what a lovely book!Children need more inspirational materials at hand,this would be a great gift for the kiddes!

    1. @Big Happy Buddha - This book is definitely inspirational and is a great way for parents to share the blessings of Faith with their little ones!

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  2. Favorite book besides the Bible is The Shack.

    1. @Anna Kasper - I am not familiar with that title, I'm going to Google it! :)

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  3. The book that caught my eye on the Ideal Book site is Grandma Loves You by author P.K. Hallinan.
    :)Jeanne Bates Tennant

    1. @momma8385 - We heart our grandmas!

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  4. I like what is christmas