Monday, January 21, 2013

Review: Umbert the Unborn

My husband is a huge comic book fan... HUGE! We have giant comic book boxes in the closet where every comic is put in order with protective sleeves over them. So when I saw Umbert the Unborn,  pro-life comic book written from the viewpoint of an unborn baby, I knew I had to have it. I had heard of Umbert before and I had seen a cartoon or two, but was very happy to see a bunch of them all compiled in one book. It's a great combination of faith, facts, and fun! One thing that I love about it is that the book seems appropriate for all ages. Young children will enjoy the cartoon blocks and drawings, while older children and adults will enjoy the humor (sometimes subtle) and information about life inside the womb. There are many great points for conversation included on each page. In fact, some of the statistics and information led to a lot of discussion for us, and we learned some things- a bonus in a comic book! The book is laid out in chapters, and we have really enjoyed reading a chapter before bed each night which takes about 10 minutes. This would be a great book to purchase as we enter the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade tomorrow. We are now big Umbert fans! How can you look at him and NOT be!?

This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on Umbert the Unborn - A Womb with a View. The Catholic Company is the best resource for gifts for every Sacrament celebration, such as First Communion gifts and Baptism gifts, as well as a great selection of limited-time Year of Faith gifts and resources.

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