Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Potluck Wednesday, Volume Two

Welcome to the second edition of the Potluck Wednesday post! I've got some wonderful things to share from hither and yon, so please enjoy!

From my Dear Little Sister who works at EWTN's bookstore comes the following recommendation:

"Questions for God is a wonderful series of books geared especially for little ones ages 3-6 (or 2-7 depending on comprehension levels etc.). It comes as a set of ten books explaining the basic tenets of the Catholic faith in a simple yet thorough way. The books are beautifully illustrated and are completely printed in the USA. The Diocese of Chicago (under Cardinal George) issued a Nihil Obstat and an Imprimatur and the books have the approval of the USCCB. Books 1 through 7 focus on Salvation History and books 8 through 10 teach the richness of the Catholic Faith and its Heritage. The cost of the set is $54.95 (less than six dollars per book!) and it is available from This is a great resource for Home-schooling or for religious education." Thanks for the recommendation, D.L.S.! It can be hard to find good religious resources for the preschoolers, or so I recall--and the website for these books is very inspiring.

While we're on the subject of preschoolers, Karen Edmisten's Ramona sounds like a wonderful little girl! Ramona, I'm with you on that "cocoa starter" thing--the perfect name for milk, isn't it?

And another little five-year-old, snuggled up in a Cajun Cottage, illustrates rather vividly the whole "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" saying. I don't think I'll ever look at those framed "Mother" sentiments exactly the same way again...

What's a child to do when the radishes in her garden are still small? Why, create an artistic and lovely small salad. For some of us, that size salad is the perfect size: big enough to hold your favorite dressing, but small enough not to get in the way of the rest of the meal. Well done!

And one final "out of the mouths of babes" moment, this time from a young lady concerned about whether her future husband would in any way resemble the frigate bird. I'm reminded of that day a few years ago, when the only thing my youngest dd knew for sure about her future prince charming was that he had to wear a light blue (!) tuxedo...

I should have called this post "The Loveliness of the Little Ones," shouldn't I?

1 comment:

Karen E. said...

Thank you, Red Cardigan! We like Ramona loads, but then we're a little biased. :-)