Tyndale House Publishers
Fueled by Disney’s princesses, princess mania is a strong force with the younger set. One of the most used books in our school’s early education reading area is Disney’s Pretty Princess Poems*. My Princess Bible shares many similarities with Disney’s book, both being padded-cover board books with rhyming narrative and brightly colored, little girl engaging illustrations. But there the similarity ends. My Princess Bible aims at letting your daughters know they are special in the eyes of their very special God. Twenty Bible women, “princesses” such as Eve, Rahab, Huldah, Mary, and Jairus’s daughter are poetically introduced. Because the pages of this board have a wipe off finish, your little princess can write her name over and over again on the special devotional pages which follow each princess narrative. A bevy of six little princesses of varying nationalities and races (one is sure to match your daughter) takes turns appearing on the devotional pages. Add to this the sparkles which enhance the front and back covers and you have a princess- and parent-pleasing book. Andy Holmes, creator of the popular character Gerbert, has written several other Bible story books, including one very similar to this, The Pajama Bible (also published by Tyndale). His narrative enchants the ear while providing Scripture-based accounts. Eliseev’s bright, happy, action filled illustrations gleefully complement the narrative. My Princess Bible provides good interactive, parent-child devotions. It also will keep individual readers of elementary age contentedly engaged. – Donna Eggett, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com *Pretty Princess Poems by Fran Posner illustrated by Baker and Marrucchi, Random House, 2003, ISBN 0736421661
My Princess Bible is based on the popular format of My Pajama Bible. The new board book combines princess-like art of women of the Bible with art more reflective of the modern-day princesses who will learn of biblical women. My Princess Bible shares stories of 19 women of the Bible through a rhyming story and a short takeaway summary in prose. Each story ends with two lines that remind the reader of valuable character traits of a princess; the little princesses are even encouraged to recite the learning of the biblical princess using her name in the blank instead: “________ is God’s special princess; ________ is sad when she does something bad” (the takeaway from the story of Eve). This format helps children see biblical women as princesses who teach us about godly principles. It also helps reinforce that the little girl reader is special and seen as a princess because she is created by God. The final story (number 20) is taken from Psalm 139 and features the reader as the godly princess. It reminds the reader that princesses are daughters of the King and are loved by God. Little girls will love to read My Princess Bible over and over to learn about God’s princesses.