Monday, April 5, 2010

This Little Prayer of Mine - Review & GIVEAWAY




     This Little Prayer of Mine by Anthony DeStefano is a beautiful hardcover picture book. The author writes a prayer in rhyme from the perspective of a child. The main characters (nameless so they can be any child) are a boy (about 7-9 yrs old) and his sister (about 4-6 yrs old). DeStefano teaches the multiple aspects of prayer through the story long prayer. He includes confession (forgive me, God), thanksgiving (thank you for a bunch of other stuff) and supplication (please help me to be brave and strong); adoration is present but not explicitly. 
     Mark Elliott's illustrations are perfect with their soft colors and gentle lines. The pictures combine modern items (handheld video game) with an old fashioned peaceful feel and look for a restful atmosphere for bedtime reading.
     Although DeStefano is Catholic, this book can be enjoyed by any Christian child and parent that wants to learn to depend more on God through prayer. This Little Prayer of Mine has been endorsed by the National  Day of Prayer and positive reviews have been written by Theresa Tomeo (radio host on EWTN), Danae Dobson (daughter of Dr. James Dobson) and Bernice A King (daughter of Dr Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King) among others.
     My 11 year old daughter and I read This Little Prayer of Mine together and we feel it is best suited for children ages 3-8 years old as a read aloud. It would make an ideal First Communion gift for that special child in your life.
      This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

***GIVEAWAY***

WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group
generously provided me with one copy of
This Little Prayer of Mine 
for a giveaway 


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15 comments:

RAnn said...

I'm a follower

RAnn said...

Hi! I think my five year old would like this. ruthjoec at aot dot com

RAnn said...

I like your comments on the St. Patrick book. I need to get my review up this week.

Sinead said...

ooh! Enter me! I was thinking about buying this, but I'd be even happier to win it!

Sinead @ maggieandmommy@earthlink.net

Sinead said...

And now I'm following you.

Sinead said...

I also read the Father Stan review. :)

Reina said...

I would love to win this for Raquel. Please enter me reyes dot reina at gmail dot com

Reina said...

I follow.

Reina said...

I liked your review of Disaster Status. I think I'll read it.

Jen said...

And I subscribed...but I thought I was already subscribed? Maybe I imagined it. :)

Jen said...

This looks like a great book! jenastar @gmail.com

Carrie said...

I think Kara will like this book in a few years.

Debbie said...

I would love to win! Thank you for posting the review. The book looks really good.

Gigi Lynn said...

Please enter me. I have two little girls who would love this book. Thank you!

naysay said...

Please enter me. My grandchildren would love it. Thanks!