Book Review: Very Veggie Bedtime Prayers

51u8tymm39l-_sx394_bo1204203200_Very Veggie Bedtime Prayers, Pamela Kennedy and Anne Kennedy Brady, Worthy Kids/Ideals, 2018.

The latest children’s book from the VeggieTales franchise is a padded board book of bedtime prayers.  Complete with colorful illustrations from Lisa Reed featuring the well-known, and well-loved VeggieTales characters.

There are short, easy to understand, rhyming prayers that can be used as part of the evening ritual of reading books before bed. The prayers in this little collection are designed to help child and parent reflect on their day and prepare for the day yet to come.  Scattered throughout the book are verses from the Psalms.

My daughter usually welcomes the chance to offer grace before a meal. She also usually has to be reminded in her list of thank yous to be thankful for the food we are about to it. Sometimes, she will randomly start praying. In the car. While playing. Sitting on the couch.

But sometimes, it is hard to pray when things weigh heavy on the heart. And as a parent, it can be challenging to help your child find the right words. This is one of the things I appreciate about the VeggieTales prayer-book. For example:

My friend is sick and couldn’t play./Please help her body heal, I pray./Please let her know how much you care/ and that you’re with her everywhere.

These prayers help give children (and parents) words when words fail them.

Very Veggie Bedtime Prayers is great for children ages 2-5. Thanks to the publisher for a review copy.

You can buy at copy at Amazon or check out your local library.

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