The big sister to My Princess Bible, Princess Stories is a collection of first-person narrative stories about 29 women in the Bible-and the 30th story is about another one of God's princesses, you the reader! In addition to the first-person story about the princess, there is also a rhyming verse about the princess, a Bible verse from another passage of Scripture that summarizes or relates to the character trait, and the Princess Ponderings-questions that help girls and their parents discuss the stories and relate the lessons to real life.
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Review 1 for Princess Stories
We are impressed
Date:May 2, 2012
We are really impressed with this book. It makes Bible stories exicting for little girls ... with a new twist, as it relates each one to a Princess. We especially love the values that are taught.
Princess Stories by Carolyn Larson and Illustrator Sergey Eliseev has become my daughters’ (ages 5 and 8) favorite book to end their day with. My husband or I will read a chapter or two before we tuck our girls into bed. We talk about the story using the discussion questions provided, reminding the girls that these princesses were real people from history, and learn the memory verse.
Each chapter focuses on one Bible “princess”, some of them are Eve,Sarah. Naomi, Ruth, Hannah, Abigail, Esther, Elizabeth, Mary, and Priscilla. Lists the Bible passage that the story is based on, a short story, Bible memory verse, and discussion questions. They are the perfect length to read at bedtime, and a wonderful way to end our day.
My daughters say “We liiiiike the book!”
**Princess Stories by Carolyn Larson and Illustrated by Sergey Eliseev was provided for me free by Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.
I loved this book, but my 6 year old granddaughter loved it even more! She was sold on it the minute she saw the beautiful pink cover with sparkly purple flowers (her two favorite colors). Since she sees herself as God’s little princess and a princess in training, she was surprised there were such princesses in the Bible. That sparked her curiosity immediately! The stories were written in such a way that kept her attention. Each princess/ female Bible character is given a title, such as “Rebekah the Helpful Princess.” This gave her an idea right away what the special character quality of that woman. The story has a rhyme that begins with “Mirror, mirror on the wall. . . “and introduces how the “princess” displayed the character quality. I was impressed with how each account clearly told the Bible story. They were short but very easy for a child to understand. My granddaughter quickly grasped the biblical concepts. Each story has a Bible verse to read and memorize that brings home the main truth presented. At the end of each story there is a section called, “Princess Ponderings”. It contains 3 parts: A comprehension question about what was read, a quick activity or thought to apply the truth of the story to their lives and another scripture with a question about what was learned. Each part was perfect in length, not too long and not too short. The pages are beautiful with flower boarders and the illustrations are stunning and appealing to any little girl. My granddaughter begged for me to read more, and was excited about how she could be like each princess. Every little girl should have this book in their library! I received this book free from Tyndale Press. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255
"Princess Stories" would be appropriate for girls ages 4 to 8. The book contains stories about 29 women in the Bible. It wraps up with the 30th story about the reader, who is God's princess too. Each story has a rhyme about the featured Bible princess followed by a narrative about the woman. There is a Bible verse from a passage of Scripture different from the actual Bible story that relates to that Princess' character trait. There is a teaching moment opportunity presented via the Princess Ponderings which are questions to guide discussion at the end of each story.
This little book is a delightful way to begin introducing young girls to women in the Bible with more detail than your typical "story book." Girls are inundated with Princesses in fairy tale literature and other venues of entertainment and play, it is time we introduce them to God's princesses and let them learn the real meaning of being a princess.
This hardcover book is printed in lovely feminine colors and designs on durable paper. The illustrations are nice and appropriate for the storyline.
I received a complimentary copy of Princess Stories from Tyndale Publishers and was not required to give a positive review. All comments and ideas expressed are my own.
Every little girl wants to be a princess, and this book operates under the theory that each one is - a daughter of the King Himself. A devotional book in story format, author Carolyn Larsen tells the stories of nearly 30 women from the Bible. She begins each story with an original Mirror, mirror poem and then tells that person's basic story, written from a first person perspective. Each chapter is two to three pages in length and is followed by a Bible verse, a prayer, and three discussion questions, one of which focuses on the verse specifically. The best part is that each 'princess' is chosen for a different character trait, so that throughout the course of the book nearly 30 traits are explained, including those of wisdom, peacefulness, faithfulness, and bravery, just to name a few.
The last chapter of the book focuses on on Psalm 139 and the uniqueness with which God has created each one of us. Larsen explains how God has created each little girl to be special and how they, too, can be God's princesses!
This book is pink and purple and a little girl's dream! The artwork is colorful and sparkly and though animated in many places, it draws in the viewer with the attractive and colorful pictures. There are also drawings that are meant to be of the Bible characters and the readers, as well, and the readers are depicted as little girls of many different nationalities.
I LOVE this book! It is difficult to find devotional books which interest both of my children - a girl and a boy - and incorporate Bible stories, scripture, and questions at a level which will excite them and challenge them, but this book does it all!
My children are eager to read their 'princess story' each evening and want to answer the questions. They are excited to learn about each princess and anxious to relate the stories to their own lives. Even my son, who is rather princess-phobic, is excited to participate.
The stories are written in language that my first-grader, though a super reader, is able to read on her own, and she is happy to do so.
What more could a mommy want than to find her children huddled together around a Bible book, so ready to read that they'll begin on their own?
If you have young children, this is a book you'll definitely want to add to your library.
I received a free copy of Princess Stories: Real Bible Stories of God's Princesses from Tyndale House in exchange for an honest review.
I recently received a copy of Princess Stories: Real Bible Stories of God's Princesses by Carolyn Larsen. Not only did I like it and was impressed by it, but my little princess was, as well. And that's really what this is all about right? If I'm going to review a book for children, I want my child to like it!
So, back to the book. I opened up the large envelope and pulled out a bright pink, hardback book. It was covered in sparkly purple flowers with a picture of a princess on the front and back. Right away, it caught both my eye and my daughter's. The pages, the font, the pictures, everything inside is just beautiful. Very captivating for a young girl. Each chapter is about a different woman in the Bible. Each woman has a character trait that is highlighted - bravery, wisdom, sharing, faithfulness, etc. Each chapter gives the scripture reference where the woman is found in the Bible and then gives a brief overview of her story. There is also a Bible verse to go with each story. At the end of each chapter is a section called "Princess Ponderings" where you can delve into the story a bit with your little princess. I love that the questions reflect on the story, your little girl's life, and the Bible verses given, as well. There were a few "princesses" I was surprised to see in the book, a few I didn't know about, and of course, your usual suspects. All in all, I thought this book was extremely well done, beautiful, and thought-provoking. My daughter is almost 5, and I think she is the perfect age for this book. Very happy to have found this gem.
I received a complimentary copy of this book and was not required to write a positive review.
Princess Stories – Carolyn Larsen, illustrated by Sergey Eliseev This hard cover book hold is a collection of Bible stories of women like Ruth, Sarah, Esther, Mary and many others. Each story begins with a “Mirror, mirror on the wall” verse, pertaining to the woman presented in that story. Following each story is a pertinent Bible verse and a page with, “Princess Ponderings” – questions for young readers. The book was clearly designed for little girls; complete with pink flowery pages and the biblical women are referred to as ‘God’s princesses’. I enjoyed reading the simply written stories in this attractive book, clearly catering to young readers. The illustrations are bright and colourful and go well with the stories. No doubt any little girl would absolutely love it. I couldn’t help wondering, though if there’s too much emphases on pink, pretty and princesses. I especially didn’t appreciate the fairytale-ish Mirror, Mirror verses which opens each story. The worldly view of princesses is mostly about pomp and prestige, contrary to what the Bible teaches for sons and daughters of the King. In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5.
In exchange for an honest review, Tyndale house provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.
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Review 8 for Princess Stories
Far surpasses my expectation
Date:January 1, 2012
If you are looking for a way to teach your daughter Bible verses and about the women within the Bible, this is the book for you!
Surprisingly both of my daughters love it, usually one or the other will like a book and with this one being so “girlie” I didn’t think Sydney would enjoy it. We have already enjoyed time together reading about God’s princesses.
Each story begins with a scripture reference for your daughter to look up and read (or for you to read with her) in her Bible, a first-person story of the featured Bible woman and the special quality her life reflects. It ends with a Bible verse for your little girl to memorize, and then Princess Ponderings – questions for her to think about and discuss with her parents to learn the lessons within her own life.
This is a beautiful book, with lovely illustrations which is based upon scripture and the values which I want to instill in my girls. The 29 women who were chosen from the Bible vary, from Eve to Jesus’ Mother Mary to Mary Magdalene and more….each one tells our daughters a story which will help her through life.
This book will definitely be read often in this house
I have three young daughters and we do all things princess in my house. It goes beyond the boxes of dress-up clothes and the shelf of Disney movies. We talk about princess table manners and princess character, how a princess would treat others and what kinds of things a princess would not say.
So, when I saw Carolyn Larsen’s book, “Princess Stories: Real Bible Stories of God’s Princesses,” I knew it was for us. She has gathered together a fantastic and surprisingly large collection of Bible “princess stories,” including the well-known heroines like Sarah and Hannah and the little-known women like Huldah and the Widow of Zarephath.
For each Biblical princess, Larsen highlights a specific character trait, sch as “Ruth: The Loyal Princess” and “Rahab: The Brave Princess.” The variety here is fantastic, showing our girls that women of God are smart, brave, loyal and wise.
This can serve as a great teaching tool for girls or nightly devotional. It goes beyond the same-old few Bible stories and engages them in relevant and interesting stories about real women in history. She also encourages girls that “You can be a real princess–God’s princess!”
Each story is told from the first-person perspective and includes corresponding Scripture verses so you can read the actual account in the Bible. You finish up with a Bible verse and some Princess Ponderings—questions to talk over with your little girl.
This book makes a great gift for the princess in your life with a lovely layout and pictures girls will enjoy. More importantly, it could serve as a great conversation starter as you teach your little girl about Godly character and what it means to be a woman of God.
I received this book free from the publisher’s book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
This is a perfect book to have for the little princess in your life! We enjoyed this book the minute we got it. My little 5 year old loves reading it and enjoys the stories and questions. I love the introduction to each story all little girls know about " Mirror Mirror" on the wall that happens in the Princess books and movies. This is a wonderful way to introduce your little girls to the first princesses (before snow white and cinderella) in the world. Our favorite is Princess # 30 Her!!!
Looking for a great birthday, holiday (hey Easter is in April) or Just Because your Mommies Little Princess gift then check this book out you and your Princess will love it!
thank you so much Tyndale for allowing us to review it.
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Review 11 for Princess Stories
Date:December 24, 2011
I received a complimentary copy of Princess Stories by Carolyn Larsen through the Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for a review. I was not required to provide a positive review and all opinions are my own.
This is a cute book about the women of the Bible, designed to capitalize on society's infatuation with the Disney princesses. I enjoyed the format of the book, using a "Mirror Mirror" poem at the beginning of reach story is a nice way to draw the kids into the story. Changing to the princess' point of view allows the children to feel like the character is more real than it would be in a third person storyline. The last page for each princess has three discussion questions that the parent/guardian can talk with the kid(s) about after each story, helping to bring the story into real life and the child's life. My girls are 3 and 2, and this is a little bit beyond them right now. I'd say that if would be much better suited for children 5 and up.
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Review 12 for Princess Stories
Going To Use This For Sunday School Teachings
Date:December 14, 2011
I help teach Sunday school classes to children ages 4 - 8 and this will be an awesome book to share with the children from time to time. Yes, it's basically geared to girls, but I think all children will benefit from learning about these 29 amazing women from the bible. In each of these short, 4 page stories, children get a rhyming style of writing that tells them about each "princess" in the first person - which will definitely hold a child's attention. I'm excited to begin using this material on my next teaching Sunday! Special thanks to Tyndale for the complimentary copy of this book for my review.