Little Angel's Journey is a sweet book meant to be shared in celebration of a child's birthday. It was written by Dzvinka Hayda who created this version of the traditional birthday story told in Waldorf schools throughout the world.
The book begins with Little Angel who plays with her golden ball in Heaven. While chasing the ball, the angel peers down over the clouds and spots the Earth below. This intrigues the Little Angel who seeks an explanation from Great Angel. The seed is planted. Little Angel grows ever more interested in the Earth and sees a loving couple who needs a baby and is told by Great Angel that soon the time will come.
Little Angel waits through three seasons (autumn, winter, and spring) and it is finally time! Great angel takes Little Angel by the hand and they walk to the Twinkling Stars, who gift Little Angel with wonder. Then they walk to Radiant Sun who gifts Little Angel with love, and finally to Silvery Moon who gifts Little Angel with kindness.
At last, Great Angel wraps Little Angel in a soft, celestial blanket and cradles the small one in her arms as they slide down the Rainbow Bridge. Little Angels falls asleep to the beautiful sounds of lullabies and awakens as a tiny baby in the arms of his/her new mother and father (the same couple Little Angel had spotted before). The name is bestowed on Little Angel (fill in your child's name).
Great Angel returns to Heaven and hangs Little Angel's wings on Silvery Moon to await her return one day...
What a sweet book this is! Lovely for birthday's and welcoming new siblings.
The illustrations are dreamy and yet focused. It received a Moonbeam Award and is very much deserved. The price is a bit high even though it is a lovely hardcover book, (but it seems that many Waldorf books are often priced higher as they tend not to be mass produced). The book is very well put together and the illustrations are really gorgeous. It has a very soothing feel to it and I can see it being well loved as a traditional book shared every year on that special birthday. Definitely a keeper!