Gwen Ellis

best selling author


Wanda Carter Roush has created a delightful Christmas story that can quickly replace the well-known Elf on the Shelf book. Your children, grandchildren, and all the other children you know will love it.

Emily-Jane Hills Orford

award-winning author


Wanda Carter Roush’s picture book story, Angel on Assignment, is a beautiful story about angels, past and present. Using colorful illustrations and telling the story in rhyming verse, this book will be a treasure for young children, a treasure to be shared with their parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles. The message is very clear: “When angels come from Heaven above, Their assignment is wrapped in God’s love.”

The author leads the young reader through the story of the first Christmas: Mary’s visit from an angel, Joseph’s visit from an angel, the shepherds learning of the birth of Jesus from angels. These are important stories for young children to learn. But they also need to understand that angels are around them all the time, even if they can’t see them. Children need to understand and appreciate the depth of God’s love. This is an excellent addition to any young child’s library. Beautifully told.

Jack Magnus

Readers' Favorite®


Wanda Carter Roush's Christian children's storybook, Angel on Assignment: Move Over Elf. It's Time To Share The Shelf, introduces angels to young children in terms that will allow them not only to understand what angels are, but to feel protected and loved by angels. Mike Motz's illustrations work quite well with the text, providing a wide of variety of different angels for the reader. This is a comforting story for a young child, and would be an excellent bedtime story for those who still see bedtime as just a little bit scary. I especially enjoyed the section of the book that shows readers how to make their own angels. The author offers so many alternatives for each part of the angel that just about everyone will be able to make their own angel from things found at home. The dressing up your angel section of the instructions is bound to inspire creative efforts by all participants in the project. Angel on Assignment: Move Over Elf. It's Time To Share The Shelf is highly recommended.

Susan Sewell



Angel On Assignment by Wanda Carter Roush is a wonderful Christian alternative for Elf on A Shelf™. The illustrations are beautiful and engaging. The story is fun and has an endearing message for the Christian child. It touches on the birth and the death of Jesus, and shows how the angels rejoice when someone invites Jesus into their hearts. With a fun activity at the end of the book, children can feel closer to their angels as they create their angel assignment. Start a new family tradition and welcome angels into your home for the holidays! I recommend this book for the whole family as it is a fun, interactive angelic adventure, perfect for children and adults to read together.

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