Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Wish and a Prayer


A Wish and a Prayer by Beth Reinke is the story of Jason, a boy whose pet parakeet, Sonny, flies out his window after being startled by a siren from an ambulance speeding down the street. Jason is upset about the loss of his little friend and wants to get him back. His friends encourage him with different ways to make a wish, including tossing a penny in a fountain and wishing on a star. He tries these wishes for a week, but Sonny doesn't return. Jason's mother asks him who hears his wishes, and what is the difference between a wish and a prayer. This causes Jason to do some serious thinking and realize that wishes are made on objects that can't hear or act, but prayers are heard by God, who has the power to answer those prayers.  This lovely book, beautifully illustrated by Ginger Nielson, provides a valuable lesson to children about the importance of prayer.

Beth is also the author of In My Bath, a cute story about a child's imaginative play in the bathtub, also illustrated by Ginger Nielson. Her newest book is Carla's Cloud Catastrophe, which releases this summer. All three books are published by 4RV Publishing. You can find Beth's books at 4RV Publishing 
(A Wish and a Prayer is on page 4)
Visit Beth on her website www.bethbencereinke.com and Ginger at www.gingernielson.com
Beth will be giving away a copy of A Wish and a Prayer and a sheet of 12 stickers with illustrations from the book, designed by Ginger. Leave a comment to enter, tweet about this post or share on facebook and let us know for extra entries! The contest is open to US residents only.

16 comments:

Beth Reinke said...

Thank you for sharing A WISH AND A PRAYER with your readers, Connie.

I pray that this book helps many children understand the power of prayer. Your review will be a big help in getting the word out. ";o)

4RV Publishing said...

Great review. Thanks.

Vivian

Crystal Mary said...

The book sounds lovely.
I read to my grandson Izaiah 3yrs old, who loves stories.
Well illustrated also.
I pray it does very well for you..

Beth Reinke said...

Thank you so much, Crystal. Izaiah is fortunate to have a grandma who reads to him. What a blessing! :o)

Susan Fields said...

I love the message of this book! What a wonderful lesson for children to learn.

Janet Johnson said...

Sounds like a great story! A concept adults fail to understand sometimes, too. :)

Anonymous said...

I'd love to read this book and share it with my boys. Congrats, Beth & Ginger!

Rena

P.S. Will share on FB, too! :)

Beth Reinke said...

Susan, Janet, and Rena - so glad you stopped by. Thanks for your enthusiasm for the book's message. :o)

Maranda Russell said...

Love these kind of contests! 'A Wish and a Prayer' looks like a great book!

Robyn Campbell said...

What a great book, Beth. Exactly what kids need. This is the kind of book that makes a writer say, "I wish I would have written that." Thank you for sharing, Connie. :-)

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you all for coming by to read about Beth's book. It is a great book with an important message for children (or anyone for that matter)! Best wishes to each of you in the drawing!

Katherines Corner said...

so sweet.Hoping your weekend is a sweet one. Thinking of you and sending ♥

Beth Reinke said...

Maranda, Robyn and KC, thank you for popping in to comment. I'm excited to see who wins the book! ";o)

Helen Ginger said...

This sounds like a sweet book to read to children or grandchildren. (I'm not entering the contest since my kids are grown and I have no grandkids.)

Beth Reinke said...

Thanks for stopping in to read about the book, Helen. Nice to meet you!

Mayra Calvani said...

Sounds like a wonderful book for children, with an important message!