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Faith, Prayer, and Children in Gorgeous New Picture Book by Notable Star Chrissy Metz and Songwriter Bradley Collins

Faith, Prayer and Creating a Bond Between Parent and Child

Animal parents also create a bond with their children

Animal parents also create a bond with their children

Animal Parents Show Bond Between Parent and Child

Emmy winner and star from the television show This Is Us has partnered with notable songwriter Bradley Collins to publish a gorgeous picture book with a life lesson about faith, prayer, and bonding between parent and child. When I Talk to God, I Talk About You features animal parents that are creating a bond between themselves and their beautiful children. The animals talk to God about their delight in their children. They talk to God about their children's growth. They talk to God about their child's kindness and making friends. Adorable birds, rabbits, skunks, and ducks are all very proud of their children. They show gratitude to God for giving their children to them. The idea that children can also talk to God is part of the lesson. Prayer at the end of the day teaches children that they can sleep calmly at night knowing that God is watching over them.

The text is simple and tells a simple story of animal parents bonding with their children and teaching their children about God. Lisa Fields contributed her talents as an illustrator with beautiful and large illustrations that fill each page.

Parents will relate to each of the things that the animal parents are grateful for with their children. This is a book that should be added to the family bookshelf to teach faith that is needed in today's chaotic world.

When I Talk to God, I Talk About You was published by Flamingo Books, a division of Penguin/Random House and is recommended for ages 4-8. It has an ISBN of 978-0-593-52524-1. It will arrive in bookstores on February 14.

Beautifully Illustrated with Animal Parents and Their Children

Mama bear and cub

Mama bear and cub

Mama rabbit with baby is proud that her baby is growing

Mama rabbit with baby is proud that her baby is growing

Mama talks to God about her pride in her baby

Mama talks to God about her pride in her baby

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Mom and baby bonding

Mom and baby bonding

Mom and baby raccoon-lesson that prayer is talking to God

Mom and baby raccoon-lesson that prayer is talking to God

Prayer and faith that God will take care of everyone

Prayer and faith that God will take care of everyone

Bring When I Talk to God, I Talk About You to Your Family Bookshelf

Parents who want to begin a conversation with young children about faith and God in their family will want to add this gorgeous picture book with animal parents sharing their bond with their children and teaching about faith and prayer. Young children always enjoy picture books with animals, and this book with simple text and the lesson that parents and children can bond with prayer and faith is a special choice for bonding with your own children. Sunday School teachers will want to add this lovely book to your bookshelf to use with young children in early childhood Sunday School classes. This sweet story also makes a great bedtime story.

Meet the Authors and Illustrator

Many people will recognize Chrissey Metz as the star of the television show This Is Us. They will recognize the songwriter Bradley Collins. Metz and Bradley teamed together to write this sweet book of faith and prayer for young children. Metz credits her grandmother for the inspiration to write this book for young children. She writes that her grandmother instilled self-confidence in her when she was growing up. Her grandmother taught her that parents are grateful to God for their children and are very proud of their children. The power of prayer was also part of her life when growing up. Metz taught preschool and believes that instilling self-confidence in young children is very important. She believes in giving children a sense of a higher power.

Lisa Fields contributed her talents as an illustrator to give the animals sweet personalities in When I Talk to God, I Talk About You. Each animal shows pride in their children and their eyes reflect this pride. Lisa received her BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.

© 2023 Cindy Hewitt

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