How to Be God's Little Princess: Royal Tips on Manners and Etiquette for Girls - eBook
Wonderful Book for young girls
Needed a book to use at our church for our young GA girls..after reading through the book we all ageed that this book would fit well in our program.
April 24, 2013
a very, very good resource for little girls
My two youngest daughters were so excited when this book came. Settling down together, side by side they explored the wisdom contained within this volume; Ã¢ÂÂWhat does GodÃ¢ÂÂs princess do? LetÃ¢ÂÂs seeÃ¢ÂÂ¦it says hereÃ¢ÂÂ¦.Ã¢ÂÂ
My daughters love doing the quizzes and going through the check-lists: Ã¢ÂÂAh, this is what GodÃ¢ÂÂs princess does!Ã¢ÂÂ
Covering issues such as personal hygiene, etiquette, respecting their families, enjoying being a girl and, most importantly, how to look to God for answers to their questions, this book is a boon for the younger ladies. With a pretty pink cover (thatÃ¢ÂÂs hardback) and lovely drawings, this book is well-pleasing to the eye as well as a good resource and a lot of fun!
While this book teaches young ladies to care about how they look, the focus isnÃ¢ÂÂt ultimately on them. While the girls are taught to brush their hair, keep their clothes neat, enjoy their femininity, they are also taught about the ultimate purpose in doing these things. Unlike secular resources on grooming, How to Be GodÃ¢ÂÂs Little Princess keeps the focus on GodÃ¢ÂÂ¦where it belongs. The same tact is used in everything else it teaches: in the end, itÃ¢ÂÂs all about God.
My take? Your daughters will benefit from this book while having a lot of fun. This is a very, very good resource to have on hand.
I received a free copy of this title from BookSneeze for purposes of review. I wasnÃ¢ÂÂt required to give a positive review only a fair one.
September 15, 2011
Sweet Book, worth a read!
How To Be... is not your standard book of etiquette. Like I said, I really expected a bunch of fluff out of this book, but I was pleasantly surprised by how author Sheila Walsh moves from matters of royalty, to matters of personal hygiene and self-care, time management and developing a good attitude. There are 12 sections, from how to dress appropriately (and thank goodness for illustrations that are modest, but not babyish or frumpy!) to manners in different situations to how to be a friend to media wisdom and etiquette. This book is really quite full of information that doesnÃ¢ÂÂt gloss over things in one blanket statement, but doesnÃ¢ÂÂt get heavy at all.
This book is definitely geared towards the more girly of girls. While my oldest daughter would (and probably did) roll her eyes at how to wear a tiara or how to properly paint her nails, she would (and probably did) like doing the various puzzles, quizzes, reading the snippets of facts and verses included, and other activities that make up a fair chunk of the book. The examples and scenarios given include girls who like to climb trees,
don't like to wear dresses, and prefer function over fashion.
There are couple items in the book that I didnÃ¢ÂÂt think my girls were ready to work with, such as how to be Internet-safe. Our girls have very limited access to the Internet, and zero access to social networking sites such as Facebook, so the Internet section is not applicable at this time. Still, I think it does a good job of presenting the girls with the do's and don't of using the Internet. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this, for future reference!
I am really glad I have this book a try. Walsh does a good job of hitting the outside beauty notes, while always and again returning to the Bible and biblical principles for WHY we should Ã¢ÂÂ¦
Ã¢ÂÂ¦care for our bodies
Ã¢ÂÂ¦offer forgiveness to friends and siblings who hurt us
Ã¢ÂÂ¦start to consider our gifts and how they can be used to bless others
Ã¢ÂÂ¦put others before ourselves
Ã¢ÂÂ¦think about how we write, text, and otherwise communicate with others
Ã¢ÂÂ¦not wear a ballroom gown to a school pizza party.
May 16, 2011
how to be god's little princess review
I received How to Be God's Little Princess for free from Booksneeze.com. This is a collection of "Royal Tips for Manners, Etiquette, and True Beauty" by Sheila Walsh. This book includes scripture, tips, quizes, questions, recipes, and ideas about handling onself in a manner that would be pleasing to God and acceptable in polite society. It covers everything from how to make a royal wave to internet safety.
At first I thought the book seemed to strip away all individuality and creativity of the girl and pigeon-hole them into cookie cutter like girls. And it does. A great deal of the book does take the girl and tell them how to do everything exactly like every other girl, so that there won't be any uniquness. But it also has some good stuff on how to behave when a rural girl gets plopped into class with some warning on what to expect. It will never be a big seller would be my guess. But there are some things that would be useful such as what is the polite thing to do when one farts in public. (pretend it never happened) The whole proper fork thing gets addressed as well. It might be a good book to have around for manners and society questions, but it's never gonna be a classic.
May 9, 2011