Say a Little Prayer

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9780762432684: Say a Little Prayer

American icon and international superstar Dionne Warwick presents an inspiring and entertaining children’s picture book that encourages kids to find their best talent in life and embrace it.

Little D” is ambling through childhood like any other little kid enjoying her family and neighbors, her pet dog, her hobbies, and school when one day she discovers that she has a special talent. In her first-ever singing performance in front of an audience, Little D brings the house down! And she discovers, with her grandfather’s encouragement ( If you think it, you can do it!”), that everyone has a special talent and it’s up to each person to find it, embrace it, perfect it, and enjoy it!

The book includes audio CD featuring an exclusive recording of the gospel song Jesus Loves Me” (the first song young Dionne performed before an audience, as told in the book), as well as a reading of the book by Ms. Warwick.

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About the Author:

Dionne Warwick is a legendary singer with an unparalleled career spanning 47 years, 56 charted singles, five Grammys, and countless other awards and honors. Her hits include Do You Know the Way to San Jose,” I’ll Never Fall in Love Again,” Heartbreaker,” I’ll Never Love This Way Again,” That’s What Friends Are For,” and many more. She divides her time between East Orange, NJ, and Brazil. Please visit her at www.dionnewarwick.info.

David Freeman Wooley is an adjunct professor at Wilmington University and an advocate for children’s art and education programs. He lives in Wilmington, DE.

Tonya Bolden has written more than 20 books for children and adults, winning numerous awards and honors. She lives in New York. Visit her online at www.tonyabolden.com.

Soud has illustrated books for children and young readers for numerous publishers in his native Brazil. He is a freelance illustrator working for advertising, magazines, and newspapers, and has won the Abril Award of Journalism for Best Illustration. He lives in Brazil.

From School Library Journal:

Kindergarten-Grade 2—Young Dionne Warwick—Little D—is presented as an ordinary girl wandering through her neighborhood, enjoying school and games with friends, and dreaming about her future. When her preacher grandfather asks her to sing in church one Sunday, Little D realizes that her voice is her God-given talent and that her life should be "giving herself to song." There seems to be some attempt at a rhyme scheme in the first half of the book, but the result is awkward doggerel: "Plus, I have a treasure chest of pranks,/for hiding one of my brother's toys/or/my sister's left shoe/or/dressing our bow-wow/Sonny Boy/in my fabulicious tutu." Halfway through, any attempt at rhyme seems to have been abandoned, and what remains is equally awkward prose. Soud's illustrations are bright and sunny and feature a multigenerational, multiethnic cast of characters, but they can't compensate for the flawed text. On the accompanying CD, Warwick reads the book and sings "Jesus Loves Me," which she sang in church at her grandfather's request.—Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ
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