Thursday, September 16, 2010
My Princess Bible by Andy Holmes
My Princess Bible by Andy Holmes and illustrated by Sergey Eliseev caught my attention as I have a little girl who adores all things Princesses. I loved the idea of celebrating God's princesses throughout the Bible and drawing the connection that we too can be God's princesses for little girls. The book is beautifully illustrated with images of God's princesses from the Bible and pictures of young girls as princesses. My little girl loved picking out the princess that looked most like her in the book. The cover is pink and sparkly, what little girl wouldn't want to look through it! The book covers 19 Bible stories of various women and a last one featuring us, the readers. The scripture reference is provided as is a rhyming text summary of the story picking up on one main teaching lesson of what made this woman a princess in God's eyes, like being a good helper, telling the truth and being giving for some examples. There is also a place to personalize the book after each story with your child's name. While I like the book and concept I do wish the story summaries weren't so brief and simplistic. It seems substance of story was compromised so that a simple rhyming text could be accomplished. I'd rather the stories didn't try to rhyme; just a well written summary of these stories would work for me.
I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale Publishing's book review program. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and I was not required to provide a positive review.