The first chance I got, I picked up a copy of both books—The Secret of the Shamrock and The Sign of the Carved Cross—for my 9-year-old daughter, Riley, I hoped that maybe these books could be the ones to grab her attention. At first she was hesitant, but once she got into the books she was hooked. As an added bonus, even my younger daughter was drawn in and had me and her dad reading the book to her.
The books feature prayers and a short bio to a major saint's life and legend. They also include discussion questions about saints, sacraments, and Catholic life that will help children understand what they've learned through the stories. This mom appreciated those discussion starters.
Riley said she loved learning about the saints in a new and different way. As of this writing she has already read both books, and said she hopes more will be on the way. I agree.