Prayer For A Child is a Caldecott Medal winning book written by Rachel Field. It was originally written for her daughter and was published in 1941. This is a precious book with beautiful illustrations rendered by Elizabeth Orton Jones.
"Bless this milk and bless this bread.
Bless this soft and waiting bed
Where I presently shall be
Wrapped in sweet security ..."
What I Like: I like everything about this book. It is written in a more "old fashioned" style which may not appeal to everyone, but I love children's books written in this way.
What I Dislike: I can't find anything to dislike about this book.
Overall Rating: Excellent
Age Appeal: 2-6
Publisher Info: Simon and Schuster, 1941; ISBN: 0689873565; hardback, $12.99.Or buy at Amazon.com for $10.18.
Special Info: You can also get this book in board book form.