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Book Review: Little Life of Jesus

Book Review: Little Life of Jesus

 Artwork © 2013 Ignatius Press “This book reminds me of an animated movie,” my husband said upon first reading Little Life of Jesus by Anne Gravier to our young son. I thought it an apt description! The illustrations by Adeline Avril have a cinematic feel to them, upon which I will elaborate below.    The text of Little Life of Jesus hits highlights of the New Testament; Jesus’ birth, the Presentation in the Temple, the Finding of the Boy Jesus in the Temple, the Baptism of Jesus, the calling of the disciples, Jesus performing miracles, Jesus letting the children come to...


Book Pre-Order: The Women Doctors of the Church

Book Pre-Order: The Women Doctors of the Church

I hit the ground running this month, and I haven’t stopped!  I am hoping to be able to do another book review next week. But in the meantime, I have exciting news: a book I illustrated, The Women Doctors of the Church by Colleen Pressprich, is now available for pre-order! I must say, I think this is the loveliest book I’ve worked on yet, and I can’t wait for its release.

UPDATE: Well... I just heard from the editor that Amazon has it wrong! It is slated for a Fall 2022 release now. So stay tuned....


Book Review: Stations of the Cross for Kids

Book Review: Stations of the Cross for Kids
Recently, I acquired a copy of Stations of the Cross for Kids by Regina Doman and illustrated by Chris Lewis.  Now that Lent is upon us, it is a timely book to review, especially if yours is a family that attends the Stations of the Cross at church.

Book Review: The Beggar and the Bluebird

Book Review: The Beggar and the Bluebird

Artwork © Sophia Press    Guest Reviewer: Christine Peters   By Anthony DeStefano &  Illustrated by: Richard Cowdrey This beautifully written and illustrated children’s book follows the pattern of a fairy tale.  The beggar and bluebird meet in a snowy city park on the day before Christmas.  Like a fairy tale with 3 turn-of-events, the beggar pleadingly charges the bluebird with 3 tasks of flying across town to help people in need – a hungry beggar, a poor young widow with children, and a boy in the hospital.    All art © Richard Cowdrey/Sophia Institute Press   The bluebird knows a winter storm is...


Book Review: The Monks Make Amends

Book Review: The Monks Make Amends
I have read a few children’s books that deal with anger, but The Monks Make Amends by Sylvia Dorham, illustrated by Christopher Tupa, has been my favorite so far.