Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine retold and illustrated by Robert Sabuda

This standard size picture book tells the story of the real Saint Valentine and leads us to understand why February 14 was declared St. Valentine's Day by the Pope in 496 AD. A well-written story with a plot that ends just before his execution. I've read this before to my older son and the 8yo enjoyed it very much. The first thing to strike him was the illustrations. "Why are the pictures all squares, mum?" So before reading the book I told him a bit about ancient Rome and the art of mosaics. Enjoyable book and a must for Christians who want to explain the religious meaning of the secular holiday.

1 comment:

  1. We love this book and have read it many, many times. Each time my son has a different question about it. Have enjoyed reading all your reviews today. Many books to add to my wishlist.

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