Angel Violet’s Magic Wings

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Bonnie Snyder, Ed.S., CPC, Author

Alissa Shoults, Illustrator

Bonnie Snyder, Publisher, Nonfiction, 2013

Suitable for ages: 3-7

Themes: Feelings, Empowerment, Happy hearts, Managing challenges, Inspirational

Opening: “Once upon a time all the children on the earth everywhere remembered something that many grown-ups forgot: Everyone has a happy heart and everyone sparkles from the inside out.”

Synopsis: A delightful book that helps children focus on their happy and yucky feelings, and identify where the feeling is located in their body –heart, tummy, head or back. The author shows children and parents healthy ways to bond through conversation, mindfulness, and exercises that include visualization and gratitude.

Why I like this book:

  • Bonnie Snyder has written a soothing and empowering book to help children talk about their feelings. There is a lovely story on the right side of each double-page spread that helps children easily identify a positive and happy feeling, or a sad and angry feeling.
  • On the left side of the page are questions and suggestions for  parents to help them start a conversation with their child about their day.  For example: What felt happy in your heart today? (younger child) What were three happy things in your day today? (older) What are the three most favorite things about your day today? (older)
  • Angel Violet’s Magic Wings is a lovely resource for parents, grandparents and caregivers.  It is a book filled with exercises and visualization techniques that can be taught to children, who will hopefully feel the benefits.
  • It also helps children cultivate a feeling of gratitude and thankfulness.
  • Alisa Shoults illustrations are in soothing colors of blue, violet, pink and green.  They are childlike and whimsical and fit the tone of the book.

Resources: The book is a resource with many tips, activities, visualizations and exercises to use with a child. Adults will also benefit from reading the book.  Check out the website for Angel Violet’s Magic Wings. 

About Patricia Tiltonhttps://childrensbooksheal.wordpress.comI want "Children's Books Heal" to be a resource for parents, grandparents, teachers and school counselors. My goal is to share books on a wide range of topics that have a healing impact on children who are facing challenges in their lives. If you are looking for good books on grief, autism, visual and hearing impairments, special needs, diversity, bullying, military families and social justice issues, you've come to the right place. I also share books that encourage art, imagination and creativity. I am always searching for those special gems to share with you. If you have a suggestion, please let me know.

27 thoughts on “Angel Violet’s Magic Wings

  1. It is good for children to discuss their feelings and realize they aren´t the only ones with these feelings. A good book to read with your child or grandchild or any child in your care really

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  2. I think this is just brilliant to teach children where their feelings are located in the body. This is some of the work I spent my career as a psychotherapist teaching to adults in all sorts of situations and how to go inside the feeling in that part of the body. How great this is available to children.

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    • I knew you’d enjoy this book. It really is a resource for parents to help teach kids to go within and identify the location of a feeling. I also see this book as something parent and child can do together. I like the work you do with adults.

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    • Thank you Niamh your comment! I feel so fortunate to have met you via this blog. Your comment means a lot to me as I know a bit about your background and your expertise. My passion is for children (and parents) to have a tool to connect to their heart in any situation. I know when we remember that or learn that at a young age it helps us through the challenges. I also believe our children are our legacy for a different world, so this is my passion. Interestingly, I have had several adults say they wished that had this book when they were little and how it has helped them heal issues from childhood just reading it. That of course makes my heart happy to hear that!

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  3. Patricia, thank you so much for taking the time to review Angel Violet’s Magic Wings. I am so delighted you and many others are finding Angel Violet to be helpful in so many ways. My passion is for this to reach those looking for it. I really appreciate the amazing wealth of books for children that you review. It’s really a wonderful way for children to explore a lot of issues and feelings in a safe way. Thank you for your dedication! I post your book reviews on my Angel Violet’s Magic Wings Facebook page.

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  4. I think not only is this a terrific book for neurotypical children, but it could be very good for autistic kids, too. 🙂 I was always looking for books that talk about feelings for my younger son (who has mild autism) when he was young.

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    • I am so glad this book makes your heart sparkle. I so love that this book touches adults hearts also! That actually was a surprise to me. I am all about sparkling hearts and sparkling from the inside out. Thank you for your kind words.

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