Meg Herriot and her son found a lot to like in a picture book about the saints from TAN Books.
I was excited to receive Katie Warner’s new book, Lily Lolek, Future Saint. The illustrations are playful and well-done and the storyline is even better.
It tells of a girl named Lily who “there was nothing that she wanted more than to love with her might and to burst with God’s joy." It then is a whimsical introduction to the charisms of the saints, describing their virtues that Lily wants to emulate. She becomes disheartened when she is told she won’t be exactly like these saints. A priest comes to dinner and shares with her that God loves her and doesn’t want people to be exactly like a previous saint, but like the saint God made her to be.
Lily Lolek, Future Saint talks about building a relationship with God and following the examples of the saints, not copying them. A wonderful message!
Overall, my son and I enjoyed Lily Lolek, Future Saint. He was familiar with the saints mentioned, but I think this book would be a great way to also introduce children to new saints and do further investigation. The message of the book overall was wonderful to share with my son. I think we will enjoy this book in years to come.
Copyright 2020 Meg Herriot
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