Sunday, July 25, 2010

"God's Promises for Girls" by Jack Countryman and Amy Parker

Sweet as a batch of cupcakes, this book delivers what its title decrees. Instead of concrete chapters, each left and right page holds a lesson for girls. There is a title, a picture, a short poem, and a collection of relevant Bible verses. The illustration are adorable and display various acts of kindness and good behavior. While girls are depicted in dresses and oftentimes with dolls, readers do not get a sense of pigeonholing. Rather, they get a sense that girls are portrayed as princesses--God's princesses. This book will get little girls excited about the Bible. The glossy pages and short nature of this book will prepare girls for the larger size and depth of the actual Bible.

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