cover image An “I Love You” Prayer

An “I Love You” Prayer

Amy Parker, illus. by Frank Endersby. Tommy Nelson, $8.99 (12p) ISBN 978-1-4003-1841-4

Dogs, cats, and insect and animal buddies from nature work as a sweet crew to deliver a reassuring message—God loves you—and give simple, warm signs of that love: a snug home, a sun, help from friends. The heart shape of the board book says “give me on Valentine’s Day,” but the message of love is appropriate any time. Parker (A Night Night Prayer) keeps it simple: most prayers are about fairly concrete things, like pets and puddles. Endersby’s illustrations help make talking to God as easy as petting a dog or playing with a cat. Parents who want to teach kids about prayer can use this over and over as they tuck their toddlers in. Ages 1–up. Agent: The Resource Agency. Illustrator’s agent: Beehive Illustration. (Dec.)