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Much earlier in the spring, far earlier than I want to acknowledge, I received Forever My Little Girl, written by Karen Kingsbury and illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff.
I got this book in hopes of giving it to my younger daughter, Princess, who is seven years old, as a book that was solidly for little girls and about Jesus. The actual text in the book is wonderful-it follows one little girl through her entire life, from the moms pregnancy to the foreshadowed death of the parents. Each page has prayers or Bible verses with them as well.
The illustrations in the book were magnificent, a simplistic and rustic look that I would love to have blown up and put on the kids walls. They were absolutely beautiful.
I think this particular book could be cute for any age, personally. A teenaged daughter may appreciate it in a reminiscent sort of way; your daughter that you are giving away for marriage may love it. My 7 year old can read the text in the book on her own.
The message in this book is wonderful, but it was not conducive to what I was hoping to share with my daughter-something I probably should have been aware of before I began reading it. The book is written for a biological child, without a doubt. To any friends who have baby girls, I would completely suggest it.
However, in our scenario, it created a lot of questions and feelings came up that surrounded her first family. If you have a child who is adopted or fostered, this may not be the best choice for them.
After talking a bit about it though, Princess does love this book. She recognizes her life doesn’t match it, but enjoys the rhymes and pictures in it. Plus, she tries to guess which testament each Bible verse is from!
“Forever My Little Girl” is well worth the buy!