A Little Princess in the Making: A Royal Guide to Becoming a Girl of Grace  -     By: Emilie Barnes, Michal Sparks
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A Little Princess in the Making: A Royal Guide to Becoming a Girl of Grace

Harvest House Publishers / 2007 / Hardcover

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Help your little girl discover noble manners and modest demeanor in this guide to gracious behavior by best-selling author Emelie Barnes! She'll learn how to become an excellent friend, care for the home, make herself pretty, set a fine table, and express an attitude of gratitude. The red carpet is rolled out and ready for your visit to he court of courtesy. Just watch how the sparkle of good graces inspires others and transforms you into a true princess of the heart! Features illustrations by Michal Sparks. Recommended for ages 5 to 8.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 8.00 X 8.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0736918558
ISBN-13: 9780736918558
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 5-8

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Publisher's Description

Bestselling author Emilie Barnes shares how little girls can act like a princess by learning their manners. Each gem of a lesson reveals ways to be royally kind and good as they:

  • become a good friend
  • care for their castles
  • make themselves pretty
  • dine at their fancy table
  • have a grateful heart

Whether read aloud to little ones or given to young girls of reading age, this enjoyable visit to the kingdom of courtesy, adorned with jewel-toned paintings by artist Michal Sparks, will inspire manners and cause hearts to shine.

Author Bio

Emilie Barnes is the author of 70 books, including 101 Ways to Clean Out the Clutter; Heal My Heart, Lord; and 15 Minutes Alone with God. She appears on more than 300 radio stations as host of "Keep It Simple." Emilie and her husband, Bob, are also the founders of More Hours in My Day time-management seminars.
Michal Sparks' artwork can be found throughout the home-furnishings industry in textiles, gift items, dinnerware, and more. She is the artist for Words of Comfort for Times of Loss, When Someone you Love Has Cancer and A Simple Gift of Comfort. She and her family live in New Jersey.

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  1. Kristina
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    January 8, 2009
    Kristina

    This book begins by introducing a young girl who calls herself a princess. "Would you like to start your princess training with me?" she asks. Then, every four pages features one attribute: caring for the "castle," being a good friend, meeting strangers and traveling through the kingdom with good manners, being pretty on the inside and the outside, dining, and having a grateful heart. In a conversational manner, our young princess explains the best way to behave, often reminding us what God desires of us in these areas. What I Like: Barnes makes learning good manners fun by incorporating playtime activities many girls enjoy, like tea parties and playing princess. Michal Sparks' watercolor illustrations show lots of fun costumes, and the last two pages of the book are actually paper dolls. (If you don't want to cut up the book, you could easily make color copies of these pages.)What I Dislike: While the author does a pretty good job of bringing up biblical principles where appropriate, I wish she'd included Bible references and quotes, too. And although the Golden Rule is mentioned a few times, the author never explains that it comes from the Bible. Too, all the girls in this book are conspicuously caucasian (although I do appreciate that they have healthy figures). Some parents will also be put off by the mention of "magic words" (like "please" and "thank you").Overall Rating: I've hemmed and hawed whether to give this book a "Good" or "Very Good" review. For my daughter and me, it's somewhere in-between. She likes princess things only somewhat. If your child adores princesses, however, this is probably an ideal book for her

  2. Sharlene Brown
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    October 26, 2008
    Sharlene Brown

    I love Emilie Barnes stuff but was not a fan of the magic side of things my daughter who is 6 did not like the fantasy and magic stuff that for most kids who grow up with Cinderella suppose that would be fine but for our family was not what I was looking for. All the manner stuff was covered in a nice pretty girlie manner though.

  3. Kimberly Best-parris
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    October 31, 2007
    Kimberly Best-parris

    This is an excellent book that almost every little girl can relate to. Every little girl wants to be a princess. This is also an excellent way to teach manners. My little girl remembered to use her manners in many different ways due to this book. The only reason I didn't give the 5 stars is because there are no pictures of people of color (african or latin heritage) in the book at all. Every little girl wants to be a princess and I considered purchasing this book in bulk but later decided not to since it does not reflect the ethnic population that my children and their friends represent.

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