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Prayers for Children by Eloise Wilkin

One of my favorite Golden Books - and I enjoyed many - Prayers for Children by Eloise Wilkin is still just as appropriate for young readers today!

You and your child will enjoy the traditional prayers, inspiring all the more because of the precious illustrations by Eloise Wilkin (1904-1987), who illustrated many in the series of classic Golden Books.

I like that the hardcover stays sturdy over the years - right into adulthood. You don't have to worry that the book will fall apart with much loved use. It your kids are rough and tumble a book's sturdiness is something to consider when choosing amongst several similar books.

The visual impact of each page is a comfort just to look at, over and over, as each prayer is developing spiritual guidelines for living.

About the illustrations - to me they are the best part of the little book - the children with soft whisps of hair, round cheeked faces and kind expressions all the children share.

I remember as a child I wanted to be just like the little girls in the book, so as an adult I have seen how important it is to give our children just the right books to read as they may be influenced, as I was, long past childhood.

I am so glad that the Little Golden Book series has endured over the years. It goes to show that which is worthwhile is a good acquisition for today's family.

I do recommend the addition of this little volume to your child's library!

Details: 24 pages in hardcover; published by Golden Books (November 19, 1999); ISBN: 0307021068

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