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Book Review: Tell Me About Prayer

Book Review: Tell Me About Prayer

Publisher: Wonderkids (Tyndale House Publishers)

Reading Level: Leisure

Pages: 24

 Tell Me About Prayer, an installation in Stephen Elkins’ Train’em Up series, explores core Christian beliefs about prayer. Colorful and engaging, Tell Me About Prayer is delightfully illustrated by Ruth Zeglin and Simon Taylor-Kielty. With adorable illustrations, a CD whose first track reads the book (including songs and sound effects), and a beginning page of stickers – what more need a parent hear? This book is golden! Our kiddos were entranced from the beginning and still eagerly anticipate each reading.

 Working together through the Heidelberg Catechism, the book’s format of statement followed by explanation is familiar to our family. We love the truths about prayer being further described and then illustrated in scripture verses. That noted, with so much being represented (fantastic drawings, text boxes, train-motif depictions, etc), the pages tend to be a tad overwhelming.

 Although admittedly not my favorite type of book (give me dragons or treasure hunts or anything with a good “story”), Tell Me About Prayer grew on me with each story time.  An asset for engaging children in discussion about and practice of prayer, I recommend this book to parents, grandparents, friends and relatives of little ones learning to pray. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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