How to Be God’s Little Princess, Review and Giveaway

I was never much of a princess as a little girl. I wasn’t quite a tomboy, but I didn’t really care for frilly or pink. My daughter, on the other hand, has loved all things girly since birth. While she can get dirty and play hard, she prefers to do it while wearing a pretty dress and jewelry. I enjoy watching this aspect of her personality with some amazement (because I know it didn’t come from me), and I am sure she sometimes wonders how she ended up with such a plain mom. And while I don’t mind at all that she enjoys fancy things, I want her to understand that true beauty comes from the inside.

In her new book, Sheila Walsh writes to young girls about being God’s princess. How to Be God’s Little Princess: Royal Tips on Manners and Etiquette for Girls encourages young girls to explore topics such as wardrobe, poise, friendships, manners at mealtimes and parties, phone and internet etiquette, and many more. The book includes crafts, quizzes, role playing activities, and other fun interactive lessons, as well as many Bible verses. My six-year-old girl couldn’t wait to read this book, and I am looking forward to discussing some of the topics with her.

What I like most about this book is that it goes much deeper than polite behavior. While I do want my daughter to have proper behavior, my greatest desire is that her actions will reflect what is in her heart. How to Be God’s Little Princess helps young girls to understand that good manners are important because God wants us to treat others with kindness, love, and respect and to live in a way that shows God’s love to others. I appreciate that this book is not just a list of good social behaviors, but more of a way to live for God in everyday situations.

In our world today, it often seems that manners are disappearing. While I am not so concerned with my daughter learning about which knife to use first at dinner, I do want her to understand the importance of serving others with a willing spirit and living a life that is pleasing to God. How to Be God’s Little Princess is a great resource, and I recommend it to you.

We have one copy of this book to giveaway, along with a pink drawstring bag filled with a crown craft activity and some princess mugs. If you would like to win the book and gift bag, please leave a comment on this post (U.S. shipping addresses only) We’ll announce the winner in our books column here on May 9.

Written by 5 Minutes for Books staff reviewer Lauren — a wife, mother of one prince and one princess, and an avid reader. She blogs at Baseballs and Bows.


  1. says

    My little girl seems to be the same way as yours……She is all about dresses and pink and if her hair isnt perfect, well you can not get her out of the house! Oh the drama that comes with being a princess! Thanks for posting!

  2. says

    Your daughter sounds like my granddaughter.. I would love to have this to share with her.
    Thank you for all you bring to our attention. Blessings

  3. Vilmarys says

    I would love to share this with my daughter who behaves like a little princess. Great idea for a giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity!

  4. Suzanne R. says

    I would love to win for my little fru-fru princess. She’s all about the tutus and bows. (Bonus: my birthday is May 9th!)

  5. Elizabeth says

    what a wonderful resource and a fun idea for little girls! i’d love to win it for my little pincess.

  6. Debby says

    My granddaughters are certainly Girly Girls. Their mother was just the opposite! I finally get to buy all of the cute girly clothes. They would love this and it would also be a great tool to teach from.

  7. Ali says

    My two girls would certainly love this. I would love to have a book helping me to teach them too. What a great gift!

  8. Liz V. says

    Just had visit from great-nieces, reminding me that the 21st century is so different from mine. Would love this for them.

  9. Colleen says

    My granddaughter loved her first “Princess” book and I know she would love this one / with goodies.

  10. Junglewife says

    I would love to win this! My little girls are SO into the princesses (especially my 3-year-old) and I would LOVE to direct her passion to God!

  11. darthchrista says

    This would be perfect for our little girl. She has started saying, I’m a princess, and we respond with, “Yes, you are God’s little princess.” This guide will help us put legs to our words.

  12. Deanna Roberts says

    Oh i would love thsi im trying to raise my daughter to be the best she can be while following Gods word

  13. Kristen says

    I have a sweet 7 yr old daughter who really wants to please me and the Lord. This would help teach her more. Thanks for the chance!

  14. ShaRhonda says

    My little girl loves Princess GiGi and of course I love Sheila- especially after seeing and hearing her at WOF! Would love this!

  15. says

    I have a neice who my mother is her caretaker most of the time,when she is with us,she is always a princess.We cant afford those frilly dresses,so we shop at the goodwill and maybe we get lucky and find one in her size.She is 3,and truly beleives she is a princess,and I think this will inspire her mom to believe along with her.

  16. susan ullah says

    God bless Sheila,I would love to win this little princess package for my grandaughter Ireland. Thank you for shareing Gods love with others. Susan Ullah

  17. Tiffanie says

    I love teaching “Tea Party” etiquette to the little girls (and boys) in my life, especially now, when it seems that even the most basic of manners have been thrown out the window. I love the idea of this kit, as it makes learning respect, manners and Godliness a fun experience!

  18. Mary Lynne says

    I have 3 grown, married daughters and would have loved something like this when they were growing up…. but God has blessed me with precious TWIN granddaughters who will be turning 5 next Sunday, and I would LOVE to have this for them! We are in NC and after last week’s tornados, the twins told their Mom that they wanted to color pictures to sell so they could give the money to the poor kids who lost their homes and everything they owned….. precious young hearts willing to help others in their own sweet way! Can you tell I’m a proud Nana?!!!

  19. says

    My daughter is very much girly also 😉 Although she will get dirty as well & sit in her beautiful dresses with her jewelry & dig earth worms- best of both worlds I guess!

  20. Deb Candler says

    Although my hubby and I have no girls of our own, we have neices on both sides of our family. If I win this I would love to give this prize to some darling twin girls that are our great nieces.

  21. says

    I definately have a little princess, she is a ballerina, but yet she burps loudly at the dinner table, LOLOLOL, okay I know I shouldn’t laugh, but to hear that noise come out of such a beautiful little princess, ummmm, yeah, it makes me laugh…anyways…I think this book will be a much welcomed intervention for both of us!

  22. Kathy Staggs says

    I never have been a girlie girl when i was younger. My daughter who is 12 years old is diffently not a girlie girl, she is 100% tomboy…. When she was little no matter how much frills I put on her she found a way to tear a hole in it. But in the last few weeks she is making some changes in her appearance. She is becoming the young lady that God wants her to be and I am forever grateful for God working in her life.

  23. Tara says

    My oldest daughter is the perfect balance of princess and pirate! LOL Seriously…. she loves both. And I’m a big Sheila Walsh fan. Would be a great gift for my 3 princesses (2 yr old twin girls and an almost 4 yr old girl).

  24. Nina says

    I was blessed with a daughter this last year and I have to tell you it ismuch different to raise her than my son (who is 11). I would love this gift as my husband has banned the “princess” word from our house in fear of raising a daughter that has an entitlement issue…I would love to show him she can be God’s princess and not becoem a Diva! :) What a great gift to give your daughters…thank you for the opportunity to win such a wonderful gift!

  25. Debra Appel says

    As a big fan of Sheila’s faith and humor, I would LOVE to share this with my daughter! I truly believe that manners and etiquette go hand in hand with grace and inner beauty. Teaching these principles through the Glory of God is just the icing on the cake, or should I say…the sugar cube in the tea!!! Love you Sheila!!!

  26. Shannon Drinnon says

    God’s love is so amazing… To be thought of by Him as HIS PRINCESS is so endearing! Love it! My grandmother always said “Beauty is as beauty does” I’m passing that on to my little lady in hopes that she too, “Get’s it!” Thanks!

  27. Stacey says

    I don’t have a daughter, but my neices would love to have this book and they certainly little princesses!

  28. Patty says

    I did not start my walk until my daughter was 4 years old. She is very knowledgeable about the word and how much she is the darling of her heavenly father, but her earthly father is not a follower of Christ. So I see the struggle she has when his secular thinking demostrates to her. I pray for a wonderful Christian husband for her but I’m concern that my husband’s skepticism enters her realm of compassion, understanding and non-judgemental thoughts and actions. So to have a book that would tell her that she’s a princesses and she’s his darling that captivates our heavenly Lord. But if she isn’t blessed with this book I pray whom ever wins is blessed!!! Shelia love you at the WOF…rochester, ny…was there the year the policeman proposed!!! So memorable!!! kisses & hugs…til we meet someday official if not here then in eternity don’t forget to hug me!!! ;o)

  29. Cassie says

    My daughter and I love Sheila Walsh’s Gigi book and would love this new one to teach her how God’s princesses should act.

  30. Stephanie reagan says

    My daughter and I just finished her princess bible by shelia. We have been waiting for this book. When were done we pass them on to her girlfriends. Thank you for this chace to win this package.

  31. Brianna Beers says

    Id love to read how I can be God’s Princess. This may just be THE book that will bring me close to God. THankyou for hosting another great giveaway.
    briannabeers at yahoo dot com

  32. Jennifer Molin says

    My daughter and I are both into princess… we are always watching the Disney version… this would be fantastic for us to explore… what? us? princesses too? daughters of the King of Kings? sounds wonderful! bring on the tiara and tea!

  33. Alison says

    I would love to have this for my daughters. They are girly girls and would love the crowns. The book is great too. What a wonderful idea.

  34. Mona says

    I love Shelia Walsh. I have bought 2 of her Gigi books as I am “Gege” to my Grand Daughter’s (one is only a month old) and I read them to the 4 yr old ” ALL THE TIME”. I bought her the video too.
    She is just as you describe a tough 4yr old, love’s to even help Daddy with his car.
    But only if she can wear her Princess dress while doing it…haha. I would love to win this for them both.

  35. says

    Would love to have this for my neice. She’s an MK and this would make a perfect birthday party for her this year to have a God’s Little Princess tea.

  36. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says

    I know a special little girl that would love this and some of us could use a lesson in manners or at the least a refresher course.

  37. JaimeB says

    I have two little princesses I would love to go through this book with! Our church has a princess camp every year for my oldest daughter’s age, but we haven’t been able to do it.

  38. Christina says

    We are trying to raise our daughter to like girly things and neutral things. She is coming into her own style and personality at the age of 17 months. She usually wants to pick out whatever is pink and or sparkly. My husband is loving these moments. lol

  39. says

    my daughter absolutely loves anything pink. and this is a great book i want her to read and have! hope we win! ( i am from the philippines but i have a US shipping address if i win :)

  40. Debra says

    This would be a great gift for my granddaughters. They are certainly girly girls, and they do love to have good manners.

  41. Karin Constable says

    I love stressing the importance of being God’s princess instead of this Disney princess stuff that can dominate our children’s minds! A total difference in being God’s princess (a servant) vs a worldly princess (waiting to be served).

  42. Debby says

    My granddaughters love jewels so the crowns would make them happy. Then to have this book would really be great.

  43. Stacey says

    My neices are certainly girly girls. They love crowns and they love to make people happyl. They would really love the book too.

  44. Pauline says

    My three daughters would love this book because they love everything princessy.

    emscout9 at hotmail dot com

  45. says

    My two little girl’s absolutely LOVE Gigi God’s Little Princess. Their daddy gets to read it to them every night at bedtime and we would love to add this one to our collection. They are having a God’s Little Princess Bday party in August as well! :)

  46. william mckinley says

    if i win this its going to the church youth leader at praise chapel 590 hancock rd bullhead city az 86442 where they are holding a coupon drive to augment the resources for the food bank they host.i know the kids there would enjoy it and support their walk with the lord

  47. Tricia Andrews says

    This looks like a wonderful book for my soon to be 7 year old daughter. We try to buy her Christian books to read at bedtime and she loves anything pink!

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