This lavish, inspiring collection of prayers will encourage young children to give thanks for the good things in their lives. Encompassing both Biblical excerpts and psalms as well as more secular hymns to nature, family, and love, First Prayers features captivating, accessible illustrations by award-winning artist Troy Howell. In addition to traditional prayers, there are classic poems written by William Blake (“Little Lamb, who made thee?”), Robert Browning (“The year's at the spring”), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (“He prayeth well, who loveth well”), and others.
“This collection includes familiar prayers, such as 'All Things Bright and Beautiful'; works from great poets, such as Blake and Emerson; and some less lofty selections. Throughout, the feeling is one of quiet joy.” —Booklist
About the Author
Troy Howell has been writing and illustrating books for children for over 25 years. His many awards and distinctions include starred reviews in Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal; American Bookseller Pick of the Lists; Educational Press Association of America Distinguished Achievement Award; Merit Awards from the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators and the New York Society of Illustrators; Redbook Best Children's Book of the Year; and first-place award at The New York Book Show. Howell lives in Fredericksburg, VA.