Thursday, July 10, 2008
The first thing that will strike you when you pick up First Prayers, illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner Tasha Tudor, is the size of the book. It will fit perfectly in a little child's hand. My daughter reached for this book right away when she saw it nestled among the other books in our library bag.
Tasha Tudor's typical watercolor style is featured in this small book, full of prayers for various occasions. These are beloved prayers, some more familiar then others.
I liked this one taken from an old New England sampler:
"God bless all those that I love;
God bless all those that love me;
God bless all those that love those that I love,
And all those that love those that love me."
What I Like: The size of this book, and the illustrations of course!
What I Dislike: I don't dislike anything about this book.
Overall Rating: Excellent
Age Appeal: 4-8, but my almost two year old loves it
Publisher Info: Random House, 1998; ISBN:0679887865; Hardback, $6.99.
Special Info: You may enjoy reading the illustrator's website.