Thursday, February 7, 2013

Book Review: Umbert the Unborn A Womb With A View

A few years ago I became familiar with Gary Cangemi's Umbert the Unborn comic strip.  I had come across it in the Faith and Family magazine as well as online.  Umbert is a cute little baby who hangs out waiting to be born and shares his pro-life message.

In Umber the Unborn: A Womb With a View we are not only treated to many Umbert comic strips from over the years, but we also get to see the development of an unborn baby from conception to the end of the third trimester.  There are life sized and scaled drawings depicting these changes.  Throughout the book readers are also treated to "Umbert's facts of life" in which you will learn interesting facts about unborn babies and some interesting fun facts.

Overall, this is a fun book filled with lots of Umbert comic strips.  I think Umbert is pretty cute and witty.  Because this is a comic strip it appeals to kids and adults alike.  My eleven year old couldn't wait for me to be finished reading this because she wanted to read it, too. [The book gets her seal of approval, by the way.] I don't mind my children reading through this book because I think it's a great way to help reinforce the pro-life values that we are raising them to have.  Now, if you're a parent and you're worried that you child is going to ask what an abortion is and you aren't prepared to answer it, then you might not want to hand this book off to your child.  The topic of abortion is mentioned in the comic strips but there's nothing that I would deem inappropriate.  In fact, I would have no reservations about handing this book off to my seven year old.

 This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company.  I was provided with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  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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