By: Cathy Gilmore
“I thought He was with you, and you thought He was with me! Where could He be?”
When the Son of Man goes missing, only tiny, fennel-munching Eli the caterpillar knows the truth. Will he be able to make his kind hero Jospeh understand him?
Eli the caterpillar is the tiny Virtue Hero of KINDNESS. He invites readers to admire his hero, Saint Jospeh. Jesus Lost and Found is part of Cathy Gilmore’s Virtue Heroes storybook series. Gently reframing our notions of super heroes, each story unfolds through the eyes of an animal character witnessing a major moment in Christian history. Each super sidekick is the icon of a specific virtue. Readers who get to know and love these heroes will effortlessly learn the virtues they represent. What a great way to teach our kids that heroic virtue is REAL super power!
Just when you thought YOU were the worst parent ever, experience the 5th Joyful Mystery of the Rosary through the eyes of panicky (though still holy!) parents and fun-loving, fennel-munching Eli the caterpillar. Continuing to make “virtue literacy” a snap for parents, teachers, and DREs with her Virtue Heroes™? series of children’s picture books, Cathy Gilmore, with illustrator Jeanie Egolf, spin the tale of the Finding in the Temple in a super-cute, kindergartener-friendly storybook. Jesus Lost and Found, the Virtue Story of KINDNESS is Book FIVE in the Virtue Heroes series, and the folks at Perpetual Light Publishing thought it would be nice to go ahead and get this STORY OF SAINT JOSEPH out now, in THIS YEAR OF SAINT JOSEPH. Pretty heroic, if you ask us!