Thursday, April 14, 2011
How to Be God's Little Princess: Royal Tips of Manners and Etiquette for Girls
So begins Miss Walsh's book How to Be God's Little Princess: Royal Tips of Manners and Etiquette for Girls. It's for any little girl because, after all, every little girl is a princess because her Father is the King. And, honestly, that intro touched my own heart. Even we grown-up princesses sometimes need to remember what grace really is and that we are daughters of a wonderful King, too.
I homeschool my daughters and we're using this as the textbook for a fun class on, you guessed it, "Royal Manners and Etiquette for Girls." The idea that every girl is a princess is one that I think of often (I'm actually writing a YA novel about that very thing) so as soon as I saw this book, I wanted it for my little girls. They already believe they are princesses inside because Jesus is the King but, as 5 and 6 year olds, their manners and etiquette need a little work. This book is a fun way to teach them those things. It teaches everyday things like how to be respectful and use good table manners and dress modestly, spiritual things like how to love Jesus and how to live in grace, fun things like how to make tiaras and party invitations and how to bake pink cookies, and silly things like how to bathe a royal dog.
I think this book is spectacular and believe it would benefit any little girl from 5 to 12. It helps girls to understand what it mean to be a real princess, a Jesus-is-my-Savior kind of princess, and it does it in a fun, easy going way. I've seen some reviewers saying that the biblical message isn't present in every section and so they gave it 3 stars, but I don't find that to be true--God relates to every part of our lives and is very evident in this book. Even though the author doesn't point Him out in every little section, He's there through and through!
I give How to Be God's Little Princess 5 stars but don't just take my word for it. Head on over to Amazon or Christianbook.com and read it for yourself here! By the way, this book is a nice hardcover & it's only $7.99 at Christianbook.com (a better price than Amazon's $9.99).
This book was provided by Thomas Nelson to facilitate an honest and thoughtful review.