All Books have the power to spark real meaningful conversation - even Picture Books.
In my 15 years as a childcare provider and preschool teacher, I never once read a book with a child and thought, "That was a waste of time". Never once!
Thoughts on Sharing a Picture Book with a child:
Last week I featured The Life of Saint Benedict by Brother John McKenzie - from Ignatius Press. The well crafted picture book created conversation for 3 days!! I discovered how little I knew about Saint Benedict, and how remarkable a Saint he is! I was reminded of the awe of the miraculous and the power of prayer. Conveniently, Br. John described the illustrations in his writing making this radio girl's life super easy. Listen in as I spend some time with The Life of Saint Benedict:
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On Friday, I was joined by Brother John McKenzie, all the way from Italy to discuss how this book came to be, the pilgrimage behind the creation, and the difficulties they encountered choosing what would be included...
All rights reserved Allison Gingras, 2015.
Image courtesy of Pixaby.com, PD.