Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Review: "How to Be God's Little Princess" by Sheila Walsh

“How to Be God’s Little Princess” is a how-to guide on the expected behavior of a Christian girl. It bears the subtitle “Royal Tips for Manners, Etiquette, and True Beauty”. There are tips and instructions on matters of clothing, posture and poise, entertaining, etc. It is pretty much an etiquette book with a Christian twist. Geared towards tween and older reading, this book is a great resource for Christian girls on their journey to womanhood.

I found the book very thorough. It is rather like a compilation of the things we learned growing up. Of course, this is better because everything is in one package, including things that perhaps we learned quite late. A grown girl might find it boring since the information wouldn’t be anything new, but it should prove to be a treasure for girls 8-14. It is a fun book to read, channeling the “princess trend” that many girls are into and providing crafts, quizzes and other activities for the reader to try out. It wouldn’t have been an interesting read for a woman of my age, unless of course she had a daughter who’s about the right age for it or will get to the stage sometime in the future. If this is the case, I imagine it to be something that mother and daughter could read together. Let me add that even if it doesn’t really cater to older females, it would still be a good book to have handy, a helpful resource to review from time to time.

Available in hard cover with an appealing pink, purple and silver color combo, this book is sure to appeal to young girls. The illustrations are also fun and young. The book may look trendy, but the nuggets of wisdom within will apply and remain true forever.

(Disclaimer: As a blogger I received a free review copy of this book from Booksneeze. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.)


Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Amazing that anyone is paying attention to manners at all anymore.

spinninglovelydays said...

I know! They just seem so "uncool" nowadays...