The animals at the Everyday Zoo want to be closer to God and that means prayer! But what is the right way to pray? Harley the hippo has a book on prayer with lots of rules — kneel, speak softly, and use special “holy” words, for example. However, as he talks to the other animals he learns that you can pray:
*In a loud voice, or without words at all
*Kneeling or standing, walking or even upside down!
*For a long time or with just one word — like HELP!
The important thing is to stay in touch with God, and to pray from your heart.
The bright illustrations by Mary Sullivan, would make this a great book to read out loud to a Sunday School group, or with your youngster at home. Children will be able to understand and relate to the message that prayer is not difficult and can become an everyday activity. It’s probably best suited for children age 4-7.
VERDICT: 5 STARS. I recommend it.
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