This morning I visited my friend Elisa’s blog, Elisa Loves and read her post A Few of Our Favourite Books for Children 0-6. I saw the name Tomie de Paola on Elisa’s list, and I smiled. He is one of our family’s favourite picture book authors and illustrators.
Tomie de Paola’s books are so delightful. Even though my girls are older than 6, they all love his books. So do I! The artwork is exquisite and the stories well written.
Today I wanted to share Tomie de Paola’s saints books with you. We have a number of these which we love to read together. We also like to turn the pages slowly and look carefully at the illustrations.
The Holy Twins, Benedict and Scholastica from Amazon
Mary, the Mother of Jesus, new from Amazon but expensive. There are second-hand copies listed
Francis, the Poor Man of Assisi, from Amazon
The Lady of Guadalupe, from Amazon but both new and second-hand copies are expensive
Christopher the Holy Giant, from Amazon
Some of Tomie de Paola’s books seem to be unavailable at the moment but you might find copies in your library or you might be able to buy them second-hand. They are certainly worth hunting down!