This year, Lydia is having a Snow White birthday party. In keeping with the theme, I wanted to buy her a princess book. She has plenty of the Disney books so I went on a hunt for a princess book that might have a little more to it than a pretty dress and a shiny tiara. And I found it!
The book is I’d Be Your Princess by Kathryn O’Brien and illustrated by Michael Garland. It’s a conversation between a little girl and her dad. The little girl is imagining that her dad is a king and she, his princess.
With every exciting event in this little princess’ life (a feast, a drawbridge, a royal sailing adventure, etc.) her dad adds to it by imagining how she would react–showing Godly character. Each adventure is also supported by a short scripture.
Here’s an exerpt:
I love it because of the cute illustrations, the imagination of the little girl and the direction of her dad. It’s how I want to teach Lydia–making God’s Word a normal part of our life. I also love seeing the warm connection between a dad and his daughter. It’s a big departure from the typical rolling-eyes-girl and bumbling-dad you see on kids’ tv.
This book is perfect for Lydia because so many of the dad’s encouragements are exactly things we’ve been talking about with her–how she is brave, a good friend and a helper.
My favorite part is the end, the little girl says that she would ask her dad to dance at the royal ball. He tells her that he will let her stay up past her bedtime because she is such good company. My husband read this book to Lydia and I loved hearing him speak those words over his daughter. I pray Lydia hears the same words and knows they also come from her father’s heart!
This is the perfect gift for your little princess–especially if you can get Daddy in on it, too. It will be a special book for the two of them to share! I highly recommend this one!
And oh, if you don’t have a princess in your family, check out I’d Be Your Hero for your little boys! (I haven’t read this one yet, but I know it’s in Asa’s future!)