What a darling book! Written in 1941, Prayer for a Child is exactly what it says it is – the bedtime requests of a little girl as she prepares to nod off to sleep.
Her prayers are wholly orthodox – bless my family, bless my friends, bless my toys, etc. – and show a healthy appreciation of what God has already given her as well as a desire for the welfare of others. The accompanying illustrations are delightful and show her interacting with the things that she is praying for.
An entirely deserving winner of The Caldecott Medal, Prayer for a Child was a joy to read and will exhort your children to be more caring and thankful.
Review © 2013 Laura Verret