Angels in the Bible for Little Ones by Allia Zobel Nolan {Review}


The subject of angels has always been an intriguing one to me. When you flip through the Bible, you can read the many accounts of angels being there to help others. It's also noted that the Lord sends his angels to be all around us. I love reading what God has to say about them and having the opportunity to share these stories with my son.

Around this time last year, I was introduced to Angels in the Bible Storybook, a stunning children's book all about angels. The stories inside were taken straight from the Bible. That book was more suited for older children due to the large amount of text, but a beautiful one, nonetheless. Today I'm happy to share that author, Allia Zobel Nolan, and Illustrator, Alida Massari, are back with a new version of this book that's perfect for younger children, Angels in the Bible for Little Ones.

Angels in the Bible for Little Ones, written by bestselling author Allia Zobel Nolan and illustrated by Alida Massari, is filled with vibrant illustrations and engaging text that brings eight beloved Bible stories about angels to life.

Allia Zobel Nolan is an internationally-published author of over 200 children’s titles and adult trade titles. Her books reflect her two main passions, God and cats. Zobel Nolan lives and writes in Connecticut with her husband, Desmond Nolan and their two feline children.

Alida Massari is an Italian artist specializing in illustration for children. She has illustrated many books, collaborating with Italian, English, German, and American publishers. Her books have been translated in numerous countries. Massari was born in Rome where she studied art and illustration. Now she lives in a little Etruscan town, with her husband and daughter, Diana.

When I was first introduced to the Angels in the Bible Storybook, the one thing that initially stood out for me was the beautiful artwork by Alida Massari. As I turned each page, I felt as though I was looking at an art book filled with early historical works. Last year, I received a small calendar with this very same artwork and I immediately couldn't wait to hang it on my office wall. Massari's work is just that beautiful. I was happy to see her back to complete the illustrations in this new book.

With only a couple of sentences on each page, the text is much more compressed for little ones and can even help transition with them as they eventually learn how to read. There is a padded hardcover and board book pages, so the youngest of children, even toddlers, can flip through it.

There are eight stories in Angels in the Bible for Little Ones that offer Biblical accounts of those who have been encountered or protected by angels, these include:

  • Abraham and the Three Visitors
  • Food for Elijah
  • Daniel and the Lions
  • A Surprise Visitor (When Gabriel reaches out to Mary)
  • Voices Like Thunder (Jesus' birth)
  • Jesus, the Children, and the Angels
  • The Best Message Ever (Jesus' resurrection)
  • A Place Filled with Angels (The promise of our new home as told in Revelations)

I personally enjoy cuddling up with my son to read the wondrous tales in Angels in the Bible for Little Ones and he sure loves hearing them, as well as glancing over the beautiful artwork throughout. If you are looking to teach young ones about angels and where they can find them in the Bible, this book is a wonderful starter. If you have older children, then I also recommend picking up the original Angels in the Bible Storybook.