Hear My Prayer by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Genre: Christian Children’s Picture Book, Prayer
Pages: 32 Jacketed Hardcover
9.3 wide x 9.4 high x 0.4 deep in.
Date Published: February 2011
Written and compiled by award-winning poet Lee Bennett Hopkins, this lovely book contains twelve original prayers for beginning readers. This collection gives young readers and their families a chance to celebrate the simple but important things in life. The friendly prayers connect readers with God in meaningful, familiar language and the beautiful illustrations of artist gigi help convey the wonder of God’s creation.
Now, before I run and play Let me not forget to pray.
Help make talking with God a fun and natural daily experience with this collection of prayers, including two original works by award-winning poet Lee Bennett Hopkins. With special prayers for all day long, these selections are sure to become childhood favorites your child will love and pray for years to come!
What an absolutely perfect book for this weather! The blue of the sky and green of the grass is what I’m yearning to see as the weather tricks us with a warm day here and a cold day there. I cannot wait for the spring breeze! Spring is a time of renewal and this book is a delight to share with your children to teach them about prayer and renewal of a person through God. Each page has a different prayer that is short and simple and most are great for memorization to teach the importance of prayer and make it an integral part of their everyday life. Already my daughter loves to flip through the pages and enjoys the images of each family in different places of life but all connected through prayer.
Another great one from Zondervan.
*Thanks to Zondervan for providing a copy for review.*
About the Author:
Lee Bennett Hopkins, one of the nation’s most distinguished poets and anthologists, has written and edited many award-winning books for children and young adults, as well as professional texts and curriculum materials. His awards include the 2009 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children, the Christopher Medal and a Golden Kite Honor for his autobiographical book of poetry, Been to yesterdays, Poems of a Life, and he is the recipient of the University of Mississippi’s Medallion for “lasting contributions to children’s literature.” His creativity is the result of his passion for poetry and his unflagging dedication to bringing children and books together. “You must teach children to love books,” he insists. Mr. Hopkins lives in Cape Coral, Florida.
Gigi Moore’s God-given talent was recognized at an early age. Her parents knew she loved to draw when she would get up late at night sit at the kitchen table without saying a word and just start drawing and coloring. She graduated from Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduation, Gigi spent a few years doing design work but her greatest passion has always been children’s illustration. Gigi loves to create bold colorful illustrations, with a little touch of whimsy. She lives in Chesapeake, Virginia.