Friday, April 9, 2010

This Little Prayer of Mine (+giveaway)

Title: This Little Prayer of Mine
Author: Anthony DeStefano
Genre: Children's picture book
Why I read it: blog tour for publisher
Grade: B

I know you're up in heaven, God,
and can hear my voice from there.
I'm just a little child.
Will you answer my short prayer?

So begins this delightful book that affirms God's readiness to answer our prayers, no matter what our age.
With engaging rhymes and beautiful illustrations, This Little Prayer of Mine assures children that God is always near--watching, listening, caring, and eager to respond to their requests. They'll also learn that prayer isn't just about asking for things, but about sharing their feelings of sadness and uncertainty as well as of thanksgiving and joy.
Most importanly, This Little Prayer of Mine reminds children—and those who love them—that they can trust God to tenderly care for them, no matter what the future holds. 

My review:
This is a really cute book.  I loved the illustrations; very sweet, and my kids liked them too.  What I really like about this book is that it can help kids learn how to pray.  It can help them learn that prayer isn't just a rehearsed repetition of the same things over and over.  They learn that we can talk to God as we would talk to anyone.

Usually when my kids want a more involved story, we reach for their children's Bibles, but sometimes it's already bedtime, and the kids are asking for a story, and we need something shorter.  I would recommend this one to Christian parents, if you're looking for a quick picture book to read with your kids before bed.

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.  To find out more information about this book, click here

I have a copy of this book to give away to one lucky reader.  To enter, just leave a comment here.  You must be a follower of this blog to enter (that way I can easily find you if you win).  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, and will end on April 16th.


Felicia H. said...

Allston would like this one

PAT... said...

Would love to win a copy of "This Little Prayer Of Mine".