I have a couple of books I would like to give you a review on today:
The Princess and the Kiss and The Squire and the Scroll Both by Jennie Bishop (click to follow her on facebook!)
Both of them are beautifully illustrated hard bound short stories. They are perfect to read to children of any age because the stories are short, but intriguing, and the gorgeous, vibrant illustrations are riveting for any little set of eyes. They are very nice books.
My mom bought the Princess and the Kiss in 2003 and the Squire and the Scroll not long after that. They have been read very often and have been very well loved by our family. Like, seriously well loved. You can see the love beginning to grow on the binding and on the page edges.
The Princess and the Kiss is the story of a princess who was given a gift from God: her first kiss. It was her choice to keep it or to give it away as she saw fit. The wise princess sees how precious this gift is, and determines to keep it safe until she finds a man that will cherish it as much as she does. Several suitors come and offer for her hand in marriage, and though she is flattered, she carefully studies and considers each one to learn if he would cherish her kiss and keep it safe.
It is a great story for little girls to teach them that God has given them each a precious gift that they should guard with wisdom.
"Mama," the princess asked "will I ever find a man so special that I will be able to give him my kiss?"
The Squire and the Scroll is the story of a young squire who goes with a knight on a dangerous journey to slay a dragon. As they travel, the squire learns that the words of the scroll, which he has memorized and put into practice, is the only thing keeping him and the knight from falling into the many deadly traps that accompany the journey to the dragon's lair. When he finally makes it to the lair, he must fight the dragon, and once again he finds that God's word is indeed sharper than any two edged sword!
It is a great story to teach those growing boys that the words of the Bible are important and to be greatly cherished, for with them comes wisdom to help them along the journey of life.
His parents were not people of great position, but they had clean hearts and honored the Lantern of Purest Light as the people of the kingdom did. They taught their son how to guard his pure heart by the words from a simple scroll.
I would recommend both books for any age group and for any household. The morals of the stories are good for both boys and girls to learn, the books are sturdy and gorgeous, and kids, as well as adults, love looking at them and reading the stories. I personally have seen little kids of 4 and 5 years old just sit down on the floor and look at the pictures.
Sheesh! I like to sit down with them and look at the pictures too!