I chose to review The Beauty Book (The Lily Series) by Nancy Rue because I have girls in the age range this book is geared towards…and I am looking for all the help I can get as they get closer to the teen years!! 🙂
I love the idea behind this book:
Learn with Lily and her friends just what it means to be beautiful in God’s eyes—inside and out!
I am one of those moms who isn’t great at coming up with conversations or always knowing what to say…especially about the hard topics! So, I appreciate all the help I can get! This book is a question & answer type format which I think is fun for kids. I know that some of the same questions in this book are questions that many girls (my girls ages) have asked before!
There are questions on a lot of different topics in this book: beauty, hygiene, feelings, shaving, girls teasing, clothing, etc. There are also questions that help you to talk to God about these things. At the end of each chapter is a prayer that girls are encouraged to use to talk with God about the topics that concern them. I love this idea because I want my children to know that they really can talk to God about anything!
This book has sparked some good conversations with my girls. And that is very important to me, so I appreciate the book very much! I don’t feel like the book is an on-the-edge-of-your-seat type book…I don’t think it was meant to be. This book is a conversation starter for you and your girls. While it doesn’t have all the topics that need to be addressed with teens, this book does do a good job of focusing on the beauty aspect, which is a big deal for girls.
The book is also filled with fun quizzes, (that Hannah loves!) imaginative activities, fun pictures and lots of beauty topics. There are also Scriptures and prayers in each chapter to tie all of these ideas back to God and what He thinks and how He made us unique and beautiful.
This is also a book that girls in this age group, 7-11yrs, could read independently, which is how I plan to use the rest of this book that we haven’t finished yet! 🙂
All in all, a great book for tween girls that are just starting to ask lots of questions about their bodies and changes and how they fit into this world full of certain images on how to fit in.
**Full disclosure: I received this book from BookSneeze, free of charge, in exchange for sharing my honest opinion here on my blog.