This collection of simple prayers is presented in an attractive package. Pleasant two-page spreads are titled with such headings as “Praise,” “Love,” “Forgiveness,” “Thanks,” and “Sadness” and feature a multicultural group of children in pastoral settings. One or two short prayers taken from the Bible or other traditional sources dot the pages, but the focus is on the charming, full-bleed watercolors. Most of the scenes involve children in nature—at the park, at the beach, or in a meadow—and effectively depict everyday events in young people’s lives. Whether it’s the Lord’s Prayer (featuring an easygoing, young Jesus), a psalm, or a familiar praise, these are writings that children can listen to, understand, and make a part of their own routines. A nice package for sharing. Preschool-Grade 1. --Ilene Cooper
About the Author
Lois Rock is the author of numerous children's titles that have been translated into more than 30 languages, including My Very First Bible, A Child's First Book of Prayer, and The Lord's Prayer and Ten Commandments. Sophie Allsopp is the author of Dear God. They collaborated on The First Christmas, The First Easter, and The First Rainbow.