How To Be God’s Little Princess by Sheila Walsh
From fashion to handmade crafts, How To Be God’s Little Princess embraces most everything in a girl’s life. Computer safety, table manners, and friendship etiquette are covered. A scripture verse is appropriately incorporated into each section, though not preachy or contrived. It always fit the subject in a language girls can grasp.
Included are step-by-step craft instructions, fun quizzes, and self evaluation opportunities.
I got this book with my eleven year old niece in mind. From the frilly cover, I wondered if it was too young for her. But after a few pages, confidence grew that this was the perfect age. It targets girls making that transition from baby dolls to fashion, but not in too much of a rush.
The tone throughout the book remained conversational and on the appropriate level for the target audience.
It touches on modesty, something I greatly appreciated. One passage encouraged girls to shop for skinny boys’ jeans to find some with higher waists. It advised girls to stand in front of a mirror and raise their arms to ensure their shirts were long enough.
Sheila Walsh called on the reader to seek the advice of “royal advisors” (mom, grandmothers, aunts, etc.). The scripture verses used impressed me in their gentle encouragement to seek the kind of real beauty God wants girls to have, beginning with the inside.
I especially loved the last activity in creating a system for scripture memorization. Following the simple steps, girls can have 52 verses memorized every year. What better way to cultivate beauty?
Yes, I highly recommend this book for young girls.
Note: I received this complimentary copy from Book Sneeze, but was not requested to write a positive review.