By Anthony DeStefano
Illustrated by Mark Elliott
Through engaging rhymes and alluring illustrations, This Little Prayer of Mine shows children—and their parents and grandparents—that complete dependence on God is what brings peace and fulfillment. It invites children to know and believe that God is always just a simple prayer away.
This was one of the most interesting little children’s books! I read it to a very important audience, allowing them to critique it for me. Grandsons. We had a really good time with this. It was very age appropropriate for them (ages 4-8) and with each page, the illustrations were such that after we finished reading the book, we went back over each page and they could see additional information from the colorful artwork. It was so much more than bedtime prayer book, which is what I first expected. It really gives the children different life scenes where choices of good or bad are made.
In 3 words-“I LOVED IT!” And so did my grandsons! I used it as a “Sunday School” lesson with them on a Sunday that we were unable to go to church, they have been taught to pray, but as with most kids, it usually involves meal times, bed times or times of serious circumstances, such as sickness. But as we went through the pages of this book, they could see as we read, there are so many other reasons and times to have a conversation with God! The colorful illustrations were a big point in the book, as each scene told a story all it’s own–about the need–the necessity of prayer. I highly recommend this book. It’s one that I wish we could have had for our own girls when they were growing up!
Thanks Anthony and Mark for keeping the fires of faith and pray alive in our children through your work!
(You can purchase the book here at the Random House website!)
Anthony DeStefano is the author of The Prayers God Always Says Yes To and A Travel Guide to Heaven. He has received prestigious awards from religious organizations worldwide for his efforts to advance Christian beliefs in modern culture.
Mark Elliott’s brilliant illustrations have appeared in popular picture books and novels for young readers, including Gail Carson Levine’s Princess Tales series. His acclaimed artwork delivers inspiration, wonder, and timeless beauty on every page.
I highly recommend This Little Prayer of Mine
for your children’s library! And to HELP you out with that–I’m offering a “give-away”!
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The winner will be chosen by “Random Number Generator” on April 9, 2010.
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This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.
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