Always Daddy's Princess

Always Daddy's Princess

by Karen Kingsbury, Valeria Docampo
     
 

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Blow the trumpet, sound the horn,

Daddy’s princess has been born!

The timeless journey of a daughter and father is poignantly captured in the story of a girl’s growth from childhood to motherhood in this board book edition of Always Daddy’s Princess. Playful, emotive prose, enriched by the whisper of God’s scripture on each

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Blow the trumpet, sound the horn,

Daddy’s princess has been born!

The timeless journey of a daughter and father is poignantly captured in the story of a girl’s growth from childhood to motherhood in this board book edition of Always Daddy’s Princess. Playful, emotive prose, enriched by the whisper of God’s scripture on each beautifully illustrated page, invites girls and dads to see themselves reflected in this keepsake book and to be reminded of the blessings and the bonds between them. Throughout tea parties, soccer games, braces, and boys, a girl is her daddy’s princess every step of the way.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1–3—Adoring parents celebrate the birth of a baby girl, who, from the beginning, is her daddy's princess. At each milestone in her life-tea parties, soccer practice, middle school, driving lessons, and senior prom-her father is there. Whether or not she looks at him, his expressive eyes are always watching her. "College takes her far from home./Then, travel: London, Paris, Rome…/But even when she's far away,/his heart is hers, and so he prays,/for his girl's life has just begun,/his princess, now at twenty-one." On her wedding day, he walks her down the aisle, and later they share a dance. The artwork shows the two of them, her dress billowing around her, ginkgo leaves framing the spread. When her baby is born, her father is there, "his heart, all joy and happiness,/TWO princess girls, a life so blessed." And so the book ends. The illustrations feature a palette of deep fuchsia, teal, gold, and green, giving weight to the story of a girl growing up as her father grows old. Thoughtful illustrations include the girl's mother, dog, and cat, also constants in her life. Well-chosen Bible verses, which echo the rhymed text, are printed in small type on the bottom of the spreads. Though this book will appeal to new parents, children may have difficulty relating to the story on their own. It's best read one-on-one in a family setting.—Mary Jean Smith, formerly at Southside Elementary School, Lebanon, TN

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310716471
Publisher:
Zonderkidz
Publication date:
03/26/2013
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
192,939
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

New York Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury is America’s favorite inspirational novelist with over 20 million books in print. Her Life-Changing Fiction™ has produced multiple best sellers including Unlocked, Leaving, Take One, Between Sundays, Even Now, One Tuesday Morning, Beyond Tuesday Morning, and Ever After, which was named the 2007 Christian Book of the Year. An award-winning author and newly published songwriter, Karen has several movies optioned for production, and her novel Like Dandelion Dust was made into a major motion picture and is now available on DVD. Karen is also a nationally known speaker with several women’s groups including Women of Faith. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Don, and their five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. Their daughter Kelsey is married to Christian artist Kyle Kupecky.

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