Sweet, Simple Book to Teach the Jesus Prayer
The book features a little girl as she goes about her day praying the Jesus Prayer in different situations -- waking up, for a sick friend, over meals, etc. The language is simple and perfect for a small child to understand. The book shows the child reader how incredibly applicable the Jesus Prayer is in every aspect of our lives!
At first, I was concerned that each page set was monochromatic -- I was worried it wouldn't hold my son's attention. BUT, after reading this book to my son I'm convinced the illustrator made the perfect choice! My son was engaged by the drawings and seemed fascinated by the depictions of the little girl and her surroundings. As a parent, I loved the little Orthodox details -- the icons casually depicted, the making of the sign of the cross, the little girl's cross necklace.
One of the best aspects of this book is that it's Orthodox without *trying* -- it's natural and lovely!