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Author: Muff Singer

Illustrator: Peter Stevenson

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Publisher: Standard Publishing Company, ©1998

Material: board book

Summary: This collection of rhyming prayers is designed to teach children that it's good to talk with God throughout the day. The book introduces God in a non-denominational, non-sectarian way (i.e., if you believe in God, you have a home here). It also shares the idea that prayer to Him is appropriate throughout the day.

Type of Reading: any time

Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8

Age of Child: Started reading with child at 3 years old. We are still reading at 5 years.

Young Reader Reaction: This is infrequently requested, but we're asked for it just often enough that it can't be put away. This is clearly a comfort book: the only visible reaction may be a thumb in the mouth.

Adult Reader Reaction: Bigger kids start asking questions about God and the nature of prayer. It's a good lead-in to other discussions of faith, religion.

Pros: Simple rhymes and easy pictures make it accessible to everyone.

Cons: Some of the rhyme schemes are forced.

Borrow or Buy: Buy.

If You Liked This Book, Try: BABY JESUS (Baby's First Bible Stories)   COURAGE  

Educational Themes: This book introduces faith, religion, and God in an accessible way.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - ethics & religion

Date(s) Reviewed: December 2003

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