I recently received a copy of a wonderful kids’ storybook called “Angel Violets Magic Wings” from Bonnie Snyder of Diamond Pathways, in exchange for an honest review on One Time Through.
Bonnie wrote the book for sensitive children to help them deal with difficult emotions and I was immediately interested – as raising an emotionally-healthy child is one of my main goals for my own son, Onetime.
Check out today’s review of the book and a GIVEAWAY contest where you could win your own free copy (plus a little bonus)!
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“Wasn’t that a great story, Mama?” were the first words out of my son’s mouth after I read him Angel Violet’s Magic Wings the first time.
I have never heard him say anything like that after reading a book and I have to say, I agreed completely.
Bonnie’s book is absolutely charming and unique and Onetime was mesmerized and very engaged when I read it to him. He had lots of questions while we were reading, and wanted to participate fully in the story.
Angel Violet’s Magic Wings is a story written about how we all “sparkle” when we are happy, and how our sparkles get dark and cloudy when we are upset.
It’s a lovely analogy for describing how kids feel when they are happy (sparkly!) and sad/frustrated/angry/lonely etc. (cloudy sparkles).
The story also takes the reader through a visualization exercise where the kids are asked to close their eyes and imagine “Angel Violet” coming to sweep away the clouds and restore the child’s sparkles to bright and shiny.
I’ve been trying for a while now to get my son to try taking deep breaths when he is anxious or upset and have not had success, until I read him this book!
Now – all I have to say is, “You seem really upset honey. Why don’t we close our eyes and call for Angel Violet!” Onetime eagerly closes his eyes, takes a few deep breaths, calls “Angel Violet!” and pictures (I hope!) his bad mood being swept away. I love it – and it seems to help!
Sometimes all kids need is a clever, imaginative way to get them engaged and this story has definitely helped at our house. The only problem that developed from reading it was that my son kept saying, “But I can’t SEE my sparkles Mama!”
That’s why I decided to make a special gift for him – a Magic Sparkles Calming Jar (which I told him was a special gift sent from Angel Violet which held some of his sparkles so he could see them!)
Along with the story, Bonnie has included all kinds of suggestions for ways that parents and caregivers can talk to their kids about their feelings.
These kinds of discussions are beneficial for kids and are crucial for developing emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and relaxation skills.
If you would like to purchase your own copy, please consider using this link to Amazon —>Angel Violet’s Magic Wings
And definitely enter our contest below to win a FREE copy!
The winner, who will be picked at random, will also receive a small bag of violet “magic sparkles” to make their own Magic Sparkles Calming Jar. Please see the contest entry details below.
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May you and your children always sparkly brightly!
Win one free copy of Angel Violet’s Magic Wings plus a small bag of “Magic Sparkles”! This giveaway is open only to contestants in Canada and the US. You must be 18+ years old to enter. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. Winners will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.