Monday, May 16, 2011
How to Be God's Little Princess- Sheila Walsh
I just love Sheila Walsh and her GiGi series of picture books and dvd's. My daughter just loves to play dress up and princess. When a friend gave me this book to borrow I was sure it would be a great time with my daughter and I to bond and be princesslike.
The subtitle to the book is Royal tips for manners, etiquette, and true beauty. Chapters discuss how to dress, take care of your health, how to be a true friend, how to dine with manners, how to host a party and others. Cute pictures and interactive quizzes and activities. My 6 year old loved the pictures and the concept of becoming like a princess.
It was written a bit old for her, and I am wondering if a girl age 8 or 9 who may be more into having a 'Rockin Royal Party' or 'Being media wise' may find the book too childish. Much of the book did not apply to the younger set who are still living in the fantasy of being a princess, the same set targeted in the GiGi series. I think the ones that would understand and can apply it, won't want to read it. I think it should be simplified and it would be much better.