Bright And Holy Kids — Young Kids
I had seen a couple of little “Shine the Light” style books before, and thought it was a cute concept. Take a flashlight, hold it behind the page you are reading, and a new image appears. It works especially well when applied to the Saints! Their lives were full of the hidden mysteries of God, and their virtues shined through. Hold a flashlight to Light of the Saints by Cory Heimann, illustrated by Tricia Dugat, and holy attributes and images physically appear. It is wonderful!
Educator Christine Peters recommends this beautifully written and illustrated rhyming book for children. In portraying the strength and faithfulness of the donkey, the author and illustrator also show the same virtues in Joseph.
Time for Christmas books! I’ve been waiting all year to share A Child’s Christmas ABC Book: Angels in the Air Arrayed, having received it last Christmas, and really admiring it. It was written by Paul Thigpen, and beautifully illustrated by John Folley.
So simple, so sweet! Hail Mary by Maïte Roche is exactly what you’d expect, the Hail Mary prayer, but in a beautiful little presentation.
Last week I hinted that my Light of Heaven Saints Coloring book had a larger story with it. Here is the rest of the story. When Our Sunday Visitor accepted my coloring book for publication, they sent along a question- would I be interested in doing a picture book version? I responded yes!