Candle Prayers for Kids by Claire Freedman

Book description:

A delightful companion prayer book to the popular Candle Bible for Kids. Jo Parry’s distinctively bold and vibrant illustrations complement a combination of traditional and modern prayers by Claire Freedman, author of the Benjamin Bear series. Candle Prayers for Kids helps to bring prayer and talking to God into the life of every child.

My review:

I am always impressed with the quality of Candle books and this one is no exception.  Whenever I come across a Candle book, whether browsing in a bookstore or when one arrives in the mail, I find that I take a couple of moments to savor the beautiful illustrations and the nice weight of the pages.  This one is a sturdy hardcover with strong pages, perfect for little hands that will be turning the pages as they learn about prayer.

Any child would enjoy reading this book and looking at the brightly colored illustrations.  They are colorful and give strong clues to the topics of the prayers, perfect for beginning readers that might have difficulty finding just the right prayer for their circumstance.

I really liked the Table of Contents.  It is user-friendly and makes it easy for readers to find just the right prayer to fit their circumstance for the day.  Freedman thought of many different times when children might want to pray and provided a starting point for them.  I love the way it teaches children to talk to God in all circumstances, whether they are happy, sad, scared, or thankful.  It gives children words to say as they begin to navigate the waters of heartfelt, independent prayer.

This is a great book for kids.  The recommended age range is 5 – 7, which I think is just right.  This book would be good for beginning readers, as well as a read aloud.  It would also make a great gift!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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