Hymns, Prayers, and Promises for the Wee Ones

Hymns, Prayers, and Promises for the Wee Ones October 20, 2023

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We continue to see a host of Christian books aimed at younger and younger children, three of which have been released by P&R Publishing and are aimed at the very youngest crowd. Tiny Hands: HymnsTiny Hands: Prayers; and Tiny Hands: Promises by Hannah Estes and Jessica Hiatt are the three newest additions to the world of children’s books, and they are solid additions indeed.

Each book has simple texts combined with simple artwork (and as I’ve noted before, I am 100% not the person to be judging artwork) that perhaps won’t be understood by the youngest kids to whom these books are read, but which aren’t irritating for a parent to read–and let me stress that point again, because you haven’t known irritation until you’ve read some of the children’s books available in the world. These are not irritating to read and will hold up to multiple re-readings.

If there’s an issue with these books, it’s that some of the prayers and promises tend a touch long for the age range this size and style of book is usually aimed at. Not often, but here and there. That’s not a deal breaker of course, but it is something to be aware of. This doesn’t seem to have hit the hymns book as much–no doubt that will be different when Tiny Hands: Contemporary Christian Music drops 🙂

Otherwise, these are solid books and will be a helpful addition to your home or church library, or for use in the Sunday School classes for the youngest ages.

Dr. Coyle Neal is co-host of the City of Man Podcast an Amazon Associate (which is linked in this blog), and an Associate Professor of Political Science at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO

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