Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Our Lady of Guadalupe Pop-Up Book

Our Lady of Guadalupe
by Francisco Serrano

I mentioned the other day that I did have another new book to surprise the kids with this Advent. I actually pre-ordered this book last year, but it ended up not arriving in time for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, so I saved it for this year. All year I've been dying to take it out of my closet to share with the kids. They are going to love it!

This book has twelve pages, which create six beautiful double page pop-ups, telling the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Here are a few examples:

The price for this book on Amazon seems to change frequently... It was listed at 20% off  the other day, and is now currently 32% off! Either way, I think it is definitely worth the price. 

The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is coming up on December 12th, preceded by the feast of St. Juan Diego on December 9th.   I'm not making any definite plans for a Mexican Fiesta or another Our Lady of Guadalupe Tea this year, since I will be "full term" by then, but at the very least we will be reading this book, beginning our Christmas Rose Novena, and enjoying some sort of Catholic Cuisine!

P.S.  Could you please say an extra prayer for us, as we all try and get over coughs, colds, sore throats, and earaches?  Nothing like getting sick to force me to try and rest and to cancel/reschedule the rest of our plans for the week... Thank you! 


  1. Feel better beautiful family! Angels watch over you.Happy Advent! The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is so wonderful. Your kids are going to be delighted with the book you found. Thanks for sharing the title! You've got me thinking about the feast last the cathedral while praying for your peecious little rose I smelled roses. Nobody else could smell them. I thought it might be the roses in the church but after mass I eagerly went closer only to discover they smelled nothing like the one that I smelled during consecration. The fregrance is with me still and a reminder of heavenly roses meant just for you! Happy pre feast and God continue to shower you in roses, graces and love!

  2. Beautiful new book to share...On my llst:) Just wanted you to know that you are one of the pregnant Mamas that I mentioned in my novena post. Offering my Immaculate Conception Novena for all of your intentions. (Including good health) God Bless you and wishing you a peaceful Advent, despite your extra watchful and joyful anticipation:)

  3. What a wonderful book! The books you recommend on this blog are reason enough for me to visit here, never mind all of your other wonderful ideas! Thank you so much for sharing with us! And prayers for everyone to feel better!!!

  4. Beautiful book! I fondly remember receiving a pop up book of St. Nicholas when I was about 4 or 5. St. Nick had left it "in" my shoe on his feast day. The pop up effect made it come to life. I'm sure your children will remember this one in particular with great fondness as well!

  5. offering prayers!

    This book looks amazing!!! On my way to get it now...

    I really will be praying for you all to get better. Especially being so close to birth of a new baby.

    God bless!

  6. Love and prayers from a grateful heart, and a family so blessed by you my friend .
    The book is ordered and on it's way , i can't wait to share it with my little ones !
    Thank you for all the wonderful reading tips, I used to be a children's librarian before i married ,
    and i still adore children's books.
    I pray that you all get some good rest ,and that December find you happy and healthy.
    Love,Emma in Norway

  7. Amazing book! It's like a 3d movie. I think children will love to read books if all books are like that.

  8. wow. its a nice book. now the kids will enjoy reading that book


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