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Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite
Sandy Sprott’s Little Kicker series begins with “A Prayer for Little Kicker.” Mother and Daddy Donkey have a baby donkey named Little Kicker. They love Little Kicker and they also love God and they want Little Kicker to love God and do great things in his life. Mother and Daddy decide to invite all of their friends for a special day of prayer for Little Kicker. Their friends arrive and circle around Little Kicker and pray for him and bless his life.
This book would be an excellent gift for new parents as they begin their lives caring for a baby. “A Prayer For Little Kicker” has such positive messages throughout the book. Mother and Daddy Donkey love Little Kicker and it is their responsibility to raise him; however, they know that they are not alone or that they can raise him without the love and support of others. The Donkeys show their faith in God and love for both Him and Little Kicker by having a day dedicated to praying for Little Kicker. By including their friends they are making their desire clear to others and are asking for support throughout Little Kicker’s life just as parents need others’ support and guidance while raising children. Most of all they need to be looking to God and asking for His blessings along the way. Children will love Little Kicker and the animal friends in this book. Some of the other animals are described in detail at the end of the book to educate children about them. The illustrations throughout this book are beautiful and there are so many details in the pictures. I love the map that is included of the land and the animals’ habitats. There are also activities included making this book interactive to use with children.