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When Daddy Prays
PAPERBACK; Published: 2/23/2004
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5266-3
Price: $ 9.00
32 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 9.5 x 11.5

Ages 4-9
Full-color Illustrations Throughout

DESCRIPTION
Other Editions: Hardcover
When Daddy prays
my fear of darkness disappears
and angels tiptoe down the hall.
I hear them through the door and wall . . .when Daddy prays.
In this collection of new poems by Nikki Grimes, a child learns about prayer from his father, whose prayers carry the family through each day -- no matter what the circumstances.

Nikki Grimes believes that spirituality and prayer are signs of true strength and power. When Daddy Prays celebrates fathers who help their children see this. Nikki writes, "In my view there is no more powerful image than that of a strong man bowing before God."

And illustrator Tim Ladwig has created remarkable images, rich with tenderness and touches of affectionate humor, to enhance and complete this exceptional book.

AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
Association of Theological Booksellers, Theologos Award for Best Children's Book (2002)
National Council of Teachers of English, Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children to Nikki Grimes (2006)
Children's Literature Council of Southern California, Distinguished Body of Work for 2002 Awarded to Nikki Grimes
REVIEWS
Catholic Observer
"With today's seemingly never-ending news coverage of families breaking up and the important role that fathers play in the procedure, this book offers a ray of sunshine for these fathers and their sons."
School Library Journal
"Poignant, beautifully expressed poems . . . brimming with love and faith . . . celebrate a father's devotion as seen through the eyes of his child. Conversational, simple, and deeply moving, they stress the man's reliance on God in all aspects of his life."
Kirkus Reviews
"Fourteen graceful poems portray a small boy's relationship with his prayerful father. . . Bold, strong pictures match the poetry and anchor the writing in an everyday world. . . A unique offering for a family read-aloud."