SAY A LITTLE PRAYER by Dionne Warwick


Age Range: 4 - 8
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A little girl discovers her true passion in this inspirational picture book based on singer Warwick’s own beginnings. Little D is a happy child interested in sports, arts and school, but it is not until her minister Grandpa asks her to sing at church that she discovers what truly moves her: “...nothing...had ever filled me with such soul-deep joy / as when I gave myself to song that Sunday.” Little D is supported by a loving network of family and friends who encourage her in all her activities, allowing her to dream big. Soud, a Brazilian illustrator, provides commercial-looking, rather stiff images that nevertheless project an appropriately enthusiastic energy for its upbeat subject, and Bolden and Warwick combine forces to create a rhythmic, often rhymed text. Little D’s appreciation for the world comes through loud and clear. Includes a CD of Warwick reading the text and singing “Jesus Loves Me,” Little D’s first publicly performed number. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-7624-3268-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Running Press
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2008


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