Saturday, December 24, 2011

Princess Stories

Princess Stories is the big sister to popular board book My Princess Bible. Princess Stories, appropriate for girls ages 4 to 8, is a collection of first-person narrative stories about 29 women in the Bible—and the 30th story is about the reader, who is God's princess too.

In each four-page story, the reader gets a rhyming verse about the princess (addressed to "Mirror, mirror on the wall"), a first-person story of the featured Bible woman and the special quality her life reflects, a Bible verse from another passage of Scripture that summarizes/relates to the character trait, and Princess Ponderings—questions that help girls and their parents discuss the stories and relate the lessons to life.

Through this book, girls will learn more in-depth stories of women of the Bible and how to apply Scripture to their own lives.

I received a complimentary copy of Princess Stories by Carolyn Larsen through the Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for a review. I was not required to provide a positive review and all opinions are my own.

This is a cute book about the women of the Bible, designed to capitalize on society's infatuation with the Disney princesses. I enjoyed the format of the book, using a "Mirror Mirror" poem at the beginning of reach story is a nice way to draw the kids into the story. Changing to the princess' point of view allows the children to feel like the character is more real than it would be in a third person storyline. The last page for each princess has three discussion questions that the parent/guardian can talk with the kid(s) about after each story, helping to bring the story into real life and the child's life. My girls are 3 and 2, and this is a little bit beyond them right now. I'd say that if would be much better suited for children 5 and up.

1 comment:

Diane said...

I reviewed this book also and enjoyed it. Hugs and have a great weekend! :O)

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