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Friday, April 9, 2010

Review and Tour and Giveaway: This Little Prayer of Mine by Anthony DeStefano

This Little Prayer of Mine
by Anthony DeStefano, illustrated by Mark Elliott

WaterBrook Press; 1 edition (February 16, 2010) ~ 40 pages
Fiction / Children's / Religious / Christian / Prayer

Edition Reviewed: Hardback - Review copy received courtesy of the publisher (WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group), many thanks to both the author and the publisher for sending me a copy to review!

Perfect for : Personal Use, Church, Bible Study, Child's Gift

My Thoughts: This is a wonderful, fun, and very helpful book to read with young and old children alike. The pictures are wonderfully illustrated, and give kids lots of great things to look at and talk about as you are reading. The prayer itself is just as wonderful as the illustrations. It rhymes and covers such a nice range of things that are good to pray about... fear, sharing, life, thankfulness, etc.

The book encourages children in their prayers, and shows them that God can hear them, that he loves them, and that he will help and guide them. It is very uplifting and encouraging.

I've been reading this book to my son, and as soon as we reach the end, he asks me to start it all over again! I don't think there is higher praise than that for a children's book. :)

I would encourage anyone to get this beautiful children's book for the kids in their life. It is a beautiful quality and would be great to give as a gift!

About the Book:

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.

Excerpt: The pages are not numbered, but this is from approximately page 15:

Whenever I feel all alone,
with not a friend in sight,
please let me know you're
here with me
and everything's all right.

Copyright © 2010 by Anthony DeStefano. All rights reserved.

About the Author: (from the publisher)

Anthony DeStefano is the author of The Prayers God Always Says Yes To and A Travel Guide to Heaven. He has received prestigious awards from religious organizations worldwide for his efforts to advance Christian beliefs in modern culture.

Mark Elliott’s brilliant illustrations have appeared in popular picture books and novels for young readers, including Gail Carson Levine’s Princess Tales series. His acclaimed artwork delivers inspiration, wonder, and timeless beauty on every page


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The drawing will be held April 30th. Winner: I will send you an email, please reply with your address so I can mail out your book!

This giveaway is open to residents within the United States, no PO Boxes.

~ Wendi


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masonsgranny59 said...

raggedy ann and andy's adventures

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google friend follower

GALENA said...

alway seeking new books an writters

Debbie F said...

Good Night Moon!

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Debbie F said...


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mrsshukra said...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle!


mrsshukra said...

GFC follower!


Nicole, The Book Lover said...

I have an award for you over at my blog!

mrsshukra said...

Love Tommie de Paola's Strega Nona!


Misusedinnocence said...

My son loves The Lorax. :)


Wyn said...

Hi Wendi, just wanted you to know that I have awarded you a Sunshine Award. Go to http://wynsbooks.blogspot.com/2010/04/received-blog-award.html to pick up the picture. :)

Edna said...

Your blog is great and I would love to be entered into the drawing
I am a follower


Enid Wilson said...

I love Mulin. I admire a brave girl!

Screw Lucy said...

The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis

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Screw Lucy said...

I'm a follower.

Jenn S. said...

Hermie a Common Caterpillar by Max Lucado is one of my favorite children's books.

Jlefkovenj said...

I liked Alice in Wonderland.

Charlene S. said...

Became a follower on GFC :)

Charlene S. said...

Little House on The Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I would read it to my kids and they loved hearing about her adventures.

Anonymous said...

"Good Night Moon"!


dpschad said...

The Velveteen Rabbit is a must have.

Melanie Montgomery said...

I really adored reading anything by Shel Silverstein growing up.


Melissa B. said...

Prairie Dogs Kiss.

cman said...

Guess how much I love you.

Anonymous said...

We read every night as a family. The kids love reading from some of the Disney books, as well as a few bed-time prayer books.

Thanks, Sarah P

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