“Little girls love princesses—complete with tiaras, gowns, and all things sparkly. This new, affordable picture book series captures the love of princesses and adds a biblical lesson, teaching girls that they are daughters of the King and are encouraged to live as God would want them to. The full-color art features adorable, multicultural princess characters created by Heather Heyworth.
Each story begins with a special rhyme about being a princess and includes a Bible lesson—and will provide many hours of reading fun for young princesses!
In My Princesses Learn to Be Brave, friends Grace and Hope want to play on their favorite slide at the park. However, when they get to the slide, they meet a mean bully who won’t let them. As the girls turn to leave, Grace recalls the story of Queen Esther, who bravely stood up for her people. Inspired by Esther’s story, the girls ask the bully to be their knight and invite him to play with them on the slide.”
Little girls love princesses–complete with tiaras, gowns, and all things sparkly. This new, affordable picture book series captures the love of princesses and adds a biblical lesson, teaching girls they are daughters of the King and encouraging them to live as God would have them live. The full-color art features the adorable, multicultural princess characters created by Heather Heyworth.Each story begins with a special rhyme about being a princess and includes a Bible lesson–sure to provide many hours of reading fun for young princesses!In “My Princesses Learn to Share,” Princess Grace and Princess Hope want to wear the same pink dress when they play dress-up. They end up ripping the dress, but Mom has a story to help them learn to share. She tells them the story of Jesus and the young boy who shared his lunch. The girls get the picture, Mom mends the dress, and they learn to share.
*This review is also completely true for My Princesses Learn To Share by Amie Carlson, which I received as a surprise in addition to My Princesses Learn to be Brave. 🙂
UPS: My Princesses Learn to be Brave is a really cute book. I loved the scripture content as well as how the girls help tell Bible stories. The illustrations give this book it’s own neat little personality and the way it is written is excellent! Both books open in the girls imaginations of being princesses and then goes right into them playing dress up or whichever game they are playing at that moment. Again, the Bible stories are told in a very simple way so that youngsters’ can understand, but not completely rewritten like I have seen some children’s books do.
DOWNS: I am very glad to say that I could not find a single thing wrong with these books!
OVERALL: I give both My Princesses Learn to be Brave and My Princesses Learn to Share 5 out of 5 stars for any girl that likes princess stories! I will definitely be quick to review other books by Stephanie Rische and Amie Carlson in the future!
“I received this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are my own.”
Stephanie Rische is a senior editor of nonfiction books at Tyndale House Publishers, as well as a freelance writer for various publications, including Today’s Christian Woman, Today’s Christian Living magazine, Marriage Partnership, and hermeneutics. She and her husband, Daniel, live in the Chicago area, where they enjoy riding their bikes, making homemade ice cream, and swapping bad puns. She has several little princesses in her life, including her much-loved nieces. She blogs at stephanierische.com.
Amie Carlson is a freelance writer who has contributed to 365 Pocket Prayers for Mothers and Relevant magazine and written for Willow Creek Community Church and the Willow Creek Association. She is the mother of two grown children who loved to play dress-up when they were little. She came up with the idea for this story in a brainstorming session with her daughter, Molly, while sitting outside Panera on a sunny, summer afternoon, remembering hours of giggling fun and little-girl drama from playdates filled with piles of well-loved dress-up clothes.
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