Thursday, April 14, 2011
"How To Be God's Little Princess" by, Sheila Walsh
I just finished reading the book “How To Be God’s Little Princess”, by Sheila Walsh. This is a how-to book designed most likely for lower elementary age girls and discusses the topics of how to dress like a princess, wear a tiara, be poised, be a good friend, have table manners, groom yourself, party, be media savvy, be polite, address behavior at home, be a good sport, and knowing if you need an inner beauty makeover. It contains quizzes and craft ideas along with small written discussions.
This book was a lot different than I had expected it to be. I was not very impressed and felt that a lot of the focus was on the appropriate look of a princess instead of the focus being on God. I did however like the concept of the book because it is important for everyone to know that no matter what that they are always God’s princess. My daughter is only one year old right now so maybe I am just not able to see its relevancy until she is older and we are in the “princess” phase of life. I think that the chapters that I had the most difficult time reading and relating it to a biblical message were those that were about princess attire and beauty, the outward view of oneself. The first few chapters seemed to be focused a lot on this outward appearance and didn’t seem to put God into the picture thoroughly enough. I did however begin to like the book more towards the end chapters when it began to discuss good character traits instead of fashion.
All-in-all I would probably only recommend this book to a parent that has a young elementary daughter that is obsessed with princesses and is struggling with her ability to lover herself or love others. I received a free copy of this book for an honest review through the publishers at BookSneeze.com.
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