Monday, March 21, 2011

Book Review: A wish and a Prayer

By Beth Bence Reinke 
4RV Publishing
Ages 4-8
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Irene S. Roth

Synopsis:  This is an enchanting book about a boy, Jason, who has a pet parakeet. Jason loved to let Sonny, the parakeet, fly around his room as often as he could. However, on one particular morning, Jason's mother came in to clean up his room. When she opened the door to shake out the mat, Sonny flew out the window. Jason looked for him everywhere, but there was no sign of him. Jason was devastated and made several wishes for Sonny to come back home. But sadly he didn't for quite a few days. Then, finally, Jason decided to pray that his little feathered friend was safe and would return, and his wish was granted.

Overall thoughts: This is a great book that has many messages for kids. One of them is the power of prayer. If kids can learn to trust  prayer, their lives could be forever transformed. Also, there's a lesson about the importance of perseverance and patience. Jason was patient, although he worried that Sonny would not come back.


  1. Irene and SFC, thank you so much for this lovely review. I appreciate you helping to spread the word so that more children will be introduced to my book. Blessings! :o)

  2. Interesting review. Thank you for reviewing Beth's book.

  3. Nice review. It's a good thing for children to learn the difference between wishing and praying and about the power of prayer.



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