Thursday, February 17, 2011

Princess Grace and the Little Lost Kitten

Princess Grace and the Little Lost Kitten is a one book in the Princess Parables Series, which is written by Jeanna Young and Jacqueline Johnson. The series focuses on five princesses: Grace, Joy, Faith, Charity, and Hope. This story is about Princess Grace, and is based on Matthew 18:12-14, which is the parable of the lost sheep. The illustrations by Omar Aranda are vibrant and eye catching.

Princess Grace discovers five kittens inside the stairwell closet and is attracted to one curious gray kitten. She begs her father to let her keep all of them, and he agrees, as long as she promises to make sure they don't get into any trouble. She names the curious kitten Poppy.

The princesses enjoy playing with their kittens every day, but one day, Princess Grace realizes with dismay that Poppy is missing. After looking everywhere imaginable in and outside of the castle, Grace confesses to her father that Poppy is gone. The king sends his best horses and trusted riders to assist the princesses in their search:

"You are each important to me, even when you get into trouble. Search everywhere for our lost kitten. Bring her back safely to the castle. Go now, with my blessing."

The princesses' search takes them into the scary Black Woods, but even then they don't give up. Princess Grace was filled with joy when she found her beloved Poppy hiding under a hollow log.

The story ends with a letter from Princess Grace to the reader of the story, which ties her fictional story to the parable of the lost sheep.

What I Like: The letter at the end from Princess Grace was my favorite part of the story. It really made the lessons of the story clear, and tied it into the Biblical parable.

What I Dislike:
Although my girls loved the story and the bright illustrations, the story seemed a little contrived to me. My daughters definitely didn't mind!

Overall Rating:
Very Good

Age Appeal:

Publisher Info:
Zonderkidz, 2011; ISBN:0310716403 ; Hardcover, 32 PGS., $12.99.

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Additional Info: We've reviewed another book in this series!

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