If you have little ones in your life, you'll want to consider sharing this wonderful little book with them!
"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?"
As the poem "This Little Prayer of Mine" develops, author Anthony DeStefano "assures children that God is always near - watching, listening 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." (from the back cover)
Published by Waterbrook Press, a division of Random House, this little gem is written in rhyme and includes beautiful illustrations. Children from a variety of cultures are portrayed, although there are more Caucasian ones. I liked the square size of the book (8 3/4") and the simple pictures that paired perfectly with the writing. The message is so perfect as little ones begin to pray and have conversations with God. I know that our grandchildren will enjoy this book - and I intend to read it to them at the first opportunity.
The publisher very generously sent me an extra copy that I would love to give away to one of my readers. Please leave me a comment by Saturday, April 16, and I'll draw one winner and send off a copy of "This Little Prayer of Mine."