When I agreed to write a review for a new children’s book, The Prince Who Was Just Himself, I had no idea that I would suddenly get so busy the book would be left on my shelf for months before I could even crack the pages open.
Every once in awhile I would look at it and think, “Oh, man. I need to do that!” But with the Christmas book due to my publisher, and a move, and an adoption in the works– one little review was the least of my concerns.
But then a few weeks ago things settled down. We were moved and settled and finally, finally, we had the go-ahead to bring the newest member of our family home. It was glorious.
And the very first night he saw the book, snatched it up, and asked me to read it to him.
So we read about a fairy tale kingdom where a Queen Mommy and King Daddy had two charming little princes. The King and Queen loved those little boys so much and then they had one more. Yet, Prince Noah was not like the others. He looked different. He acted different. He was just himself.
In the end, when the terrible Scarface came to attack the kingdom, it was Prince Noah who saved them all with a brave act of kindness.
And our new son asked for the book night after night after night.
Because there is something marvelous about remembering that it’s not always the strongest or the smartest or the quickest who saves the day. Sometimes it is the one who is the kindest.
If you are looking for a Christmas gift for a little boy in your life, perhaps check into this one? The Prince Who Was Just Himself is a colorful and fun way to remember that every single one of us has something to offer just the way God created us.
**I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
p.s. in case you didn’t catch it on Facebook… a little video review of Christmas!