Thursday, April 21, 2011

Review/Giveaway: How To Be God’s Little Princess

hi res HTBGLPTitle:  How To Be God’s Little Princess:  Royal Tips for Manners, Etiquette, and True Beauty

Author:  Sheila Walsh

Genre:  Tween girls nonfiction

How to enter to win a copy of this book and a Princess Tea Kit: Leave a comment with a tip on how to be a princess…  If you're a subscriber or a follower, leave a second comment for a second entry.

Entry deadline: May 7, 2011

Restrictions: US only on this one

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Publisher:  Thomas Nelson

Physical Description:  144-page hardcover

List Price:  $9.99

ISBN:  1400316448

To Buy:  How to Be God's Little Princess: Royal Tips on Manners and Etiquette for Girls

Synopsis:
A fun guide book for God's little princesses. What does it take to be a princess? Sheila Walsh has some important answers to share for every little girl. This trendy design features black & white line art and a two-color pink and black interior. The art will tie to each how-to topic in the book-how to make the best pink cookies, how to wear a tiara, how to earn money at home, how to care for a royal dog, how to be respectful, how to use good manners, how to help Mom, how to follow Jesus, how to act like a princess when things go terribly wrong, and many more.
sm walshAbout the Author:
Sheila Walsh is the creator of the award-winning Gigi, God's Little Princess® brand which has sold over 1.5 million units. Sheila is also a powerful communicator, Bible teacher, and best-selling author with more than 4 million books sold. As a featured speaker with Women of Faith®, Sheila has reached more than 3.5 million women by artistically combining honesty, vulnerability, and humor with God's Word.
Author of the best-selling memoir Honestly and the Gold Medallion nominee for The Heartache No One Sees, Sheila's most recent release, The Shelter of God's Promises, has also been turned into a DVD curriculum and in-depth Bible study. The Gigi, God's Little Princess book and video series has won the National Retailer's Choice Award twice and is the most popular Christian brand for young girls in the United States . Sheila co-hosted The 700 Club and her own show Heart to Heart with Sheila Walsh. She is currently completing her Masters in Theology.
Esme’s Take:  

This book is all about how to be a princess!  I like the book.  I want to do the tiara page!  [a “match the tiara to the face shape it frames best” page]

What Mom Liked:

Where was this book when I was a kid?  I NEVER learned how to be a princess – other than a royal wave lesson from my siblings!  I was never taught that a princess dries between her toes, or that she keeps her sunglasses sparkling clean…

I knew that this book was going to target an age above my daughter’s, but we have been having a blast with it, anyway.  I gave her the “Flashin’ Fashion” quiz, and surprise – Esmé is TOTALLY “Flashy and Fabulous.”  While she needs a little help with her table settings and phone manners, she had an impressive “High and Mighty” friendship style.

I love how this book channels a desire so many girls have – to be royalty – into a positive, uplifting energy.  There is a great blend of outer and inner beauty concepts, with topics including appearance, hygiene, manners, hospitality, friendship, family, attitude, and a heart for God.

The book is graphically easy to read, broken up into short narratives, illustrations, quotes, quizzes, puzzles, and activities:  perfect for today’s younger generation.

My first thought was that this would make a great addition to a homeschool curriculum – maybe allocating a chapter a week to go through the activities and exercises.  Whether you homeschool or not, however, this is a great book for moms and daughters to walk through together.  It would also be a terrific resource for a Christian tween girls’ club or class at church.

What Mom Didn’t Like:

Got nothing for you…  If I were to add anything to the book, it would be a section on charity/acts of service/global view/missions or something along that line, but I think the book does a fabulous job on the topics it covers.

Thanks to LitFuse Publicity Group for coordinating the review and giveaway copies of this book.

And that’s not all…

Sheila Walsh is celebrating the release of How to Be God’s Little Princess with a KINDLE giveaway and Facebook Princess Tea Party!  

“In How to Be God’s Little Princess, it’s my prayer that young girls will learn important life skills and discover for themselves how to navigate the do’s and don’ts of life. I want them to see that making wise decisions about clothes, friends, family, make-up, and more can be FUN! – Sheila Walsh

Read what people are saying here.  

Sheila has put together a Princess prize package worth over $200!

One lucky winner will receive:   
* A brand new KINDLE with Wi-Fi & New Pearl Screen   
* How to Be God’s Little Princess (autographed copy)   
* A Princess Tea Kit (includes princess backpack, tiara, book, jewelry making kit, & mug)

To enter click on entry ports below, then tell your friends!

Hurry, giveaway ends 4/30!

But wait! There’s more … 

On May 4th join Sheila at her Author Page on Facebook for the Princess Tea Party! She will announce the winner of the KINDLE, connect with readers and give away a ton of fun products from the Gigi and God’s Little Princess line! Tweens invited! Don’t miss the fun! She is looking forward to connecting and learning more about you – so be sure to stop by on May 4th at 5:00 PM PST (6 PM MST, 7 PM CST, & 8 PM EST).
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Remember:  You can to win a copy of this book and a Princess Tea Kit right here:
  • Leave a comment with a tip on how to be a princess…
  • If you're a subscriber or a follower, leave a second comment for a second entry.

31 comments:

Jen said...

This would be perfect for my daughter! A princess tip? Drink your juice out of a delicate teacup using only your first finger and thumb! :)

Jen said...

I'm a follower!

Annette W. said...

My tip is to be generous to others. :)

Annette W. said...

I follow you!

ShEiLa said...

It sure sounds like a cute book... maybe its not too late for us to learn how to be a princess.

ToOdLeS.

MJ said...

This sounds so cute! My tip is : Never open a door for yourself!!

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MJ said...

I follow!

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

hold it up high - your head and back straight

apple blossom said...

letting my friends go first is a way I can be a princess.

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Jenndiggy said...

Princess tip? Be kind to others, you can't be pretty on the outside without being pretty inside!

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Julia said...

My daughter would love to read this with me.

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PREETHI said...

Oh, how I would love to win this for my two girls. To divert them from the Disney princesses, I've told them about real princesses ie Queen Esther who was smart, beautiful, brave and tactful in her language. My girls are fascinated by this story. They would enjoy this book.

A princess tip: Princesses don't whine or cry; they use their words to explain how they're feeling.

tatertot374 said...

Be loving and kind
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AmandaSue said...

Always use your manners.

Miranda Ward said...

Being Kind and using manners

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Mama Jenn said...

My daughter would LOVE this book! My princess tip would be that while princesses are usually beautiful on the outside, it is more important to be beautiful on the inside!

turboterp said...

My #1 tip:

Being a princess begins and ends with the Golden Rule!

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DeeDeeBamaGirl said...

I tell my 3 yr. old niece that you might be pretty on the outside but you also want to be pretty on the inside. Caring for others is also very important. Thank you for the chance to win!

DeeDeeBamaGirl said...

I am a subscriber by email. deedeebamagirl@yahoo.com

Summer said...

My tip would be to always be polite and have a smile on your face even when you don't feel like smiling.

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Summer said...

I subscribe to emails.

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SavedSinner said...

A princess tip is to always be polite

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SavedSinner said...

I am a follower (patricia d)

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missreneer said...

My tip is to always have good manners. Thanks for the amazing giveaway :)

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Gianna said...

I'd love this for my daughter!
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Bakersdozen said...

I would say to use your best manners and to be nice to people. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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