A good prayer makes you think, and it may even make you laugh! These prayers have been collected from every corner of the world and though the words may differ from country to country, the same universal themes of love, forgiveness, and hope run through them all. There are prayers for night and day, graces for mealtimes, and blessings too. Beautiful illustrations help to make this a perfect first prayer book for young children.
SJeremy Brooks lives and works in London. He spent his childhood in Burundi, in Central Africa. He now serves as a priest in the Church of England and works with children in a number of local schools as well as in church each week. Elena Gomez lives and works in Paris. Her previous books for children include Through the Heart of the Jungle, written by Jonathan Emmett (Hodder), The House that Jack Built (Scholastic Hippo), and Elliot and the Big Wave by Frances McKay (Hodder).
'Prayers can be solemn, of course, but this book makes prayer feel light as air. . . . The artwork on the spaciously designed spreads is enchanting, capitalizing on the multiple nationalities evoked.'
'An exquisite wave of universally expressed feelings wash across the pages of this gorgeously illustrated collection of prayers.'
- Childrens Literature
'This accessible anthology celebrates such common themes of prayer as love and gratitude, and also the diverse ways they are expressed.'
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
'Dreamlike, decorative paintings that reflect the various cultures greatly enhance the selections and emphasize the books message of inclusiveness.'
- School Library Journal
"Replete with morning prayers, nighttime prayers, mealtime prayers, and blessings that you yourself can bestow. . . . An exquisite collection of words of love for our world."
- Bloomsbury Review