A Child's Good Night Prayer by Grace Maccarone

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This touching good night prayer brings the beauty and sincerity of a young child¹s heart to life. The simple, rhyming text captures the essence of childhood as little ones bless everything from teddy bears and trucks to the earth, water and air, and, ultimately, children everywhere. This book is the perfect way to prepare young children for bedtime, inviting them to contemplate their own good night blessings as they drift off to sleep.
 

About Grace Maccarone

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Grace Maccarone is a children's book editor and the award-winning author of many books for children, including Miss Lina's Ballerinas; The Haunting of Grade Three; Monster Math; and the First Grade Friends series. She lives in Scarsdale, New York.
 
Published August 1, 2001 by Scholastic Inc.. 32 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Children's Books.

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“Bless the water, / earth, and air / Bless the children / everywhere.” Williams’s (Sleepy Me, p.

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Previously paired for A Child Was Born, Maccarone and Williams offer an unusually gentle bedtime verse, a sweetly distilled prayer for the very young.

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Spare text follows an array of multiracial children as they bestow blessings on toys, family and the ""water, earth, and air."" Of the original, PW noted, ""God stays unnamed, which allows parents to decide how to adapt the verse to their own spiritual practices and leanings."" .

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