Monday, December 07, 2009

The Purples are Coming: Book Review

Ilow and Sheri Roque founded Rock House Press, a publishing company that focuses on Catholic Children's books and their first featured book, "The Purples are Coming" is a wonderful read! Here's my review:

I read this book with my ten year old and it instantly became one of his favorites. He read it on his own at least twice after we read it together (which is very unlike him!) The book itself is hardcover and bound with high quality and the illustrations are absolutely beautiful. I also appreciated the cadence of the text and especially the wonderful names like Dink, Derdle and Ladislaus Molski!

The Catholic message is effectively woven into the storyline and is worded in ways that will prompt your child to ask curious questions about the faith. Perhaps more than anything else, it presents the Church and the Catholic faith in a warm and comforting light. We can give a theological lecture on how the Church is our mother, but this book will make your child feel it. Making your young child feel the beauty of the Church is much more effective than waiting until they're a teenager and trying to convince them. I can't recommend this book highly enough and we look forward to reading its sequel.

Here is a video preview of the book and some of the illustrations:

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