Thursday, April 28, 2011

Children's review on "This Little Prayer of Mine" by Anthony DeStefano illustrated by Mark Elliot

This Little Prayer of MineThis Little Prayer of Mine by Anthony DeStefano

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This Little Prayer of Mine written by Anthony DeStefano with illustrations by Mark Elliot is a book for young readers full of faith, hope and prayer. With its rhyming verse, the book does a wonderful job of bringing in the various aspects of prayer into a typical child’s day. There are different trials, joys and the reminder for all the things to be thankful for.
A particularly poignant part of the book showed a scene where a boy is all alone while all the other kids are hanging out without him- a very relatable circumstance for most kids- and the child is leaning on God to know that He is with him and that “everything’s all right”. Mark Elliot’s illustrations particularly on this page of the book are spot on and really showed the emotion on his face at being “left out”.
I think this book would be so reassuring for young children to read or be read to. It encourages them to know that through whatever circumstance you face, there is nothing to fear because God is with you. He has plans for your future and the sky is the limit where God is concerned. I would definitely recommend this book for those wanting to foster their children’s hearts towards prayer. It beautifully shows the ongoing dialogue that they can have with God throughout all aspects of their lives. I recommend this book for pre-school to early elementary aged children.

Disclosure-I was graciously provided with a free copy of this book through the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are my own.

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