My Little Prayers is a collection of simple prayers compiled for toddlers and preschoolers. The book itself is fairly small in size which makes it suitable for children to carry around and parents to bring along on road trips. The book is divided into eight sections with a different focus such as “My Bedtime” and “My Feelings.” This arrangement is helpful in that young children can learn that prayer is essential to their daily lives and there is nothing too small to pray for. The prayers consist of a wide variety of different sources including traditional and contemporary authors which makes the book enjoyable for adults too. The illustrations are vivid and colourful allowing children to be engaged with the subject being prayed about. However, one weakness is that some of the prayers are quite lengthy and contain more advanced vocabulary or older English phrases (e.g. “thee”) which may make it challenging for toddlers to understand the meaning and lose interest. Thus, this book is most suitable for adults to read along with their children to offer help and guidance.
I would gladly recommend this book to anyone looking for a prayer book for their young children. I appreciate the publisher’s intent in showing children that prayer is linked to every part of our lives. Adults reading this book would also benefit themselves when reading and explaining the prayers to children.
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