Catholic Review of: Once Upon a Time Saints
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By Mrs. Amy Hutcheson (MO) - See all my reviews
A great stater book for children to learn about Catholic saints.
Once Upon a time Saints by Ethel Pochocki, illustrated by Tom Matt, published by Bethlehem Books. This book is a great read a loud book for children ages toddler and up. With short, to-the-point stories you can keep the interest of the child you are reading to or who is reading the story on their own. This would make wonderful early reader for children just learning to read. With it's easy-to-hold size, sightly larger then a regular paperback book, and it's nice large size easy to read print. Most of the stories are just a few short pages long and have beautiful pencil drawings depicting the lives of the saints. It also is filled with stories of saints who you don't hear about all that often. St. Comgall, St. Felix, And St. Hubert to name a few of the sixteen saint stories listed in this book. The stories do not go in liturgical order, although there is a list in the back of the book that does show them in that way. This would make a great book for, grandma and grandpa's house, or bedtime stories, but it is not limited to younger children. This book would be great for any age child that is interested in learning more about the saints. It works great with home schooling as well. With the short story size it makes it perfect to assign any where from two to five stories for your child to read each week. And in no time your child will know tons about the lives of the saints. And all that they have to teach us about God's love for each of us. And that we each have our own path to holiness. There are three books in this series that I know of.