SKU (ISBN): 9780809167234
Elizabeth Ficocelli | Illustrator: Anne Blake
Binding: Cloth Text
Publisher: Paulist Press
In this next volume of the bestselling Child’s Guide series, Elizabeth Ficocelli makes the seven sacraments come alive for youngsters five to nine. We meet Dominic, a little boy who has a school assignment to do a report on the seven sacraments.
The author presents the sacraments in simple and understandable terms, based on the truths of the Catechism. Each sacrament is referenced to its origin in scripture, and then presented in a way the child might experience it today. Throughout the book, there are interactive questions designed to encourage discussion between the child and parent or teacher What is the name of your priest? Can you think of one special job he does? There are also several Catholic terms which are explained on an appropriate level.
Whether a child receives religious education through Catholic school or a supplemental catechism class, the book is helpful in explaining the seven sacraments and encouraging the child–and the parent–to make use of these special gifts from God.
Written in clear, simple language, this book:
–has vivid full-color illustrations throughout –can be either read to children or used by beginning readers –is a meaningful gift from parents and other family members –is the perfect teaching tool for use in Catholic schools or parish CCD classes