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Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 7.00 X 7.00 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
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Out of a heart to minister to kids, mom and author Kelly Chapman created the popular A Warrior Prince for God and Princess with a Purpose children's books and curriculum to teach kids about the joys of being God's child. Now those engaging characters and the fun artwork of Tammie Lyon shine in a story about manners for girls ages 3 to 8.
Caroline and her friends are passionate about all things princessexcept for the matters of manners. So when they are transported to Miss Lily's Princess Prep School the fun ensues as they are taught Kingdom-worthy etiquette, including ways to:
- let kindness reign
- dine with divine dignity
- practice princess pleasantries
- be a gracious friend
Parents, grandparents, and Sunday school teachers will be excited to introduce young girls to the royally right way to treat others and just in time for the Pretty Please Princess Tea.
Tammie Lyon pursues a freelance career in the children's market. When working on creative projects, including the Princess with a Purpose and related products, she loves spending the day in her studio with her dog, Gus. She and her husband, Lee, live in Ohio.
Kristina4 Stars Out Of 5Manners with a Christian World ViewSeptember 28, 2011KristinaQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4There are a lot of children's books on manners available today - even a number from Christian publishing houses. But none incorporates a Christian worldview as well as Kelly Chapman's Good Manners for a Little Princess. A spin off of Chapman's Princess with a Purpose, we meet all the same characters, but this time Caroline learns a different lesson: How to have manner's like God's princesses should.
The story begins with a class where the girls sit down to eat, but argue over the food, grab food across the table, bubble their pink tea, talk with their mouths full, and so on. When Caroline falls off a chair because she's not sitting properly in it, she has a dream of a fancy princess manners lesson where she learns the Bible talks a lot about manners and that The Golden Rule is the most important bit of etiquette she can know.
Miss Lily, the teacher, provides specific examples of what The Golden Rule looks like in life. For example, a Golden Rule Keeper loves others, while a Golden Rule Breaker thinks of herself first. Grace, courtesy, and and kindness are emphasized. The girls also learn a little bit about setting the table and dance the "Tutu Trot" to remember some mannerly basics (like "before you eat, say a prayer" and "cover when you sneeze").
The last page of the book has a short, fun quiz for girls to test their manners.
What I Like: My 6 year old actually found this book interesting; any other book on the topic seems to bore her. The illustrations by Tammie Lyon are also well executed and provide lots of interest. Most of all, however, I appreciate how well Christian principles are applied to manners; only by pointing to The Golden Rule can we even explain why manners are even necessary.
What I Dislike: It seems as though the author wrote this story to be a full sized book, but the publisher chose to make it a smaller one. It measures about 7 x 7 inches, which means the text is in a relatively small type and rather dense on each page.
Overall Rating: Very good.
Kristina Seleshanko, Christian Children's Book Review