Friday, August 17, 2012

Review: The Princess Parables


You know that you are holding a good princess book when a group of boys are hanging on to every word you as read.  And that is what happened while I read the Princess Parables while waiting for swimming lesson to begin.  Soon a crowd of children had gathered to join our read-aloud. 

Thus far, three books make up the Princess Parables which each loosely resemble one of Jesus' parable.  Each story introduces you to one of the five princesses.  Following the story, the princess explains what her character-name means and which parable her story represents. 

Princess Charity's Courageous Heart:    Based upon the parable of the Good Samaritan, Charity learns that "showing love and mercy for those who are hurting and reaching out to help is real charity-in-action." I love how Charity makes prayer part of her conversation.  What a wonderful example to young girls. 

Princess Hope and the Hidden Treasure:  Princess Hope gives of herself and her possisions to "gain a special treasure intended" for her.  The story tells of how we "search the world for treasures but all pales in comparison to the joy intende for us in Jesus and in heaven."  This is a story of sacrifice and selflessness.   

Princess Faith's Mysterious Garden:  Perserverance and faith wrap this Parable of the Sower into a precious princess parable. 

Because of the double meanings, these books may be too deep for preschoolers but are perfect for early-elementary-aged children.  And for our family, any time that we can combine moral and biblical plots with princesses, it is a win-win situation. 

And just for the princess in your life...Zonderkidz has created a Princess Party Kit with recipes, invitations, and ideas to help the Princess in your life plan a perfect party. 
 


Share a positive princess book that you have found.



Thank you to Zonderkidz for allowing me to review these precious books!

2 comments :

  1. I am so glad you introduced me to these books. I just ordered a couple for my daughters upcoming 5th birthday! I am so excited to have godly stories that deal with princesses.
    Sad to say but I have had to throw away a handful of princess books because of the witch craft and/or disrespectful attitudes in them.

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    1. My daughter and sons all enjoyed these books. I agree it is hard to find quality princess media. I have reviewed some others as well. Do a search for "princess" or click on the "Review" category to find more.

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