My Jesus and I. Exceptional pictures. This reader/picture book teaches young children to make the Sign of the Cross, Hail Mary, Our Father, Glory Be, and a child's Act of Contrition. The lovely pictures make it a book that you and your child will treasure. Full color illustrations. 1992 Copyright, reprinted in 2003. 5 x 8 inches. Soft Cover. 40 pp.
This little book teaches the Sign of the Cross, Hail Mary and Our Father with the help of many gorgeous pictures that captivate little ones. The pictures and explanations offer many opportunities for discussion with your little child on so much more than just the prayers introduced. This has been my favorite book for early catechism to my youngest children. It is also a favorite to bring to mass for my toddlers.
The book and flip chart are identical, so you could get along with just one or the other if money is tight, but the art work is so pretty you should spring for the flip chart if you can. The material offers beautiful pictures that will inspire conversation between the child and parent. What a wonderful way for little ones to learn about the Faith!
As another reviewer has written, there are pictures of the devil, but children need to be warned about the devil and his tricks even from an early age! I would suggest just telling the child they needn't be afraid. Parents can reasure children that the devil has no power over us if we don't listen to temptations, and if we do act on a temptation, we can always tell Jesus we are sorry for our sins and we will do better next time.
In any event, it's important to note that the material has numerous pictures of the good angels who are helping the children with their devotions and good works. Very pretty!