Saturday, April 10, 2010

"This Little Prayer of Mine" Book Review

Book: This Little Prayer of Mine

Author: Anthony DeStefano, Illustrated by Mark Elliott

Summary: Author Anthony DeStefano’s adult books, The Prayers God Always Says Yes To and A Travel Guide to Heaven, have sold a quarter-million copies. Illustrator Mark Elliott’s cherished artwork has appeared in popular picture books and novels for young readers, including Gail Carson Levine’s ever-popular Princess Tales series.

Now, these acclaimed inspirational experts have come together to create This Little Prayer of Mine, a beautiful and alluring book designed to guide children into a very simple, real and expressive relationship with God.

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 and that He longs to respond to them with a resounding, “Yes!”

This Little Prayer of Mine appeals to readers from all different faiths. Easy-reader format allows children to read alone, or with someone older, and encourages them to openly express their fears, thanks, and needs directly to God.


This is a beautiful book that I read to my son, he loved it so much he asked for it again. The pictures are just precious and they captivated him because he kept pointing out different items in them (he is 21 months). I actually loved reading it to him because not only does the story flow, but the rhyme and cadence of the story are wonderful and sweet. This is a book that would be a perfect gift and even the parents will enjoy reading it to their children at night.

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

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