"I thank you Lord, for knowing me better than I know myself, / And for letting me know myself better than others know me. / Make me, I ask you then, better than others know me. / Make me, I ask you then, better than they suppose, / And forgive me for what they do not know." This Muslim prayer is one of the selections in this anthology designed for children under the age of ten. Liz Attenborough has selected poems, prayers, and meditations that stir the soul and speak to the emotions.
In ten chapters, ten different illustrators present enchanting and playful pictures to accompany each spread. Among the spiritual practices covered are attention, beauty, connections, gratitude, reverence, and wonder. There are poems by Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, Nelson Mandela, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, and Maya Angelou. The Children's Book of Poems, Prayers and Meditations demands to be read aloud. It is an ideal family resource to implement spiritual growth and emotional literacy within the home.