Thursday, November 29, 2012

Eloise Wilkin - Prayers for Children and My Little Golden Book About God

Posted by PicasaSome of these pages absolutely make me tear up, especially from My Little Golden Book About God - written by Jane Werner Watson and illustrated by Eloise Wilkin.  What a beautiful way to talk about God to small children.  And some of the illustrations seem to show the children and God communicating with each other through nature - it's amazing.  And the way that the author explains how we can also feel God's love through our family and friends and our memories of them- awesome.

Does anyone watch the show Parenthood?  It is so, so good.  I cry almost every week when I watch it.  But it's not a depressing show - just very poignant, with lots of humour in it too though.  Anyway, the theme song over the opening credits is Bob Dylan's "Forever Young".  Since this post is about prayers for our children and about teaching them about God, I thought you might like to read over the lyrics and listen to the song here over this YouTube clip.  Love it!  I couldn't get the clip to embed into the post so you'll have to click on the link.  I dedicate this song to my daughters - hopefully one day they will read this blog - kind of cool to think that it is like a digital scrapbook that they can enjoy when they are older!

"Forever Young"- Bob Dylan

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

Linking to Kid Lit Blog Hop


  1. I love Eloise Wilkin so much. I have both of these - in fact, I have two different covers for her Prayers for Children (and the original Rachel Taft Dixon copy from the '40s, too). I don't buy many religious books for children, because I'm not a fan of how many are written, but I agree, My Little Golden Book About God is special.

    I've never seen Parenthood the show, but after it's on, I notice a bunch of Facebook friends always post how they're crying. I am already too over-emotional these days. I think I'd better steer clear... ;o)

    1. If you are ever looking for a good children's Bible, I highly recommend The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones. It is beautifully illustrated and beautifully written. I agree, it can be hard to find good quality books for children - this one is amazing.

  2. Wow! This takes me back! I had this book as a kid!! Beautiful story! Thanks for linking to the Kid Lit Blog Hop! ~Shaunna from Mudpies & Melodies

  3. Hi there! Stopping by from the Kid Lit Blog #6! I'm going to have get these books for my 4 yr. old, thanks for sharing! I wonder if they have them in our local library?

  4. Thanks for stopping by, Shaunna and Frances! Eloise Wilkin is pretty popular, so I think your library should have them, Frances!

  5. Thanks for linking your post into the Kid Lit Blog Hop once more! We'll be back up and running the second Wed. in Jan. See you then!