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A CHILD'S GOOD NIGHT PRAYER

Author: Grace Maccarone

Illustrator: Sam Williams

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Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.,

Material: hard cover

Summary: Together, you and your child can recite an evening prayer to God. This is a bedtime story that doubles as a prayer book.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, read aloud book, learning to read

Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 9

Interest Level: 3 to 8

Age of Child: Read with a 3-year-old child.

Young Reader Reaction: Although we selected the book several times, this never became a requested item. Months later, though, after s/he began to recite an evening prayer herself, she would 'read' it to her stuffed animals.

Adult Reader Reaction: This is a nice prayer, well suited for the toddler/preschool set. It helps to set the tone and create a pattern for saying prayers before bed.

Pros: The prayer's cadence is soothing (making it great bedtime read in its own right) but also specific about its purpose.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow or Buy. Although it is a nice prayer book, it is only one prayer, and its value as a 'prop' for starting a prayer routine was limited. It may, however, be valuable again as a learning-to-read book.

If You Liked This Book, Try: BABY'S FIRST PRAYERS: GOD LISTENS WHEN WE PRAY (FIRST BIBLE COLLECTION)   THANK YOU, GOD   A CHILD'S FIRST BIBLE

Educational Themes: The principal value for this book is in introducing prayer, faith, and God.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - picture book, Christian

Date(s) Reviewed: August 2005

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