Princess Twins And The Birthday Party Paperback – Apr 27 2009
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About the Author
Mona Hodgson is the author of nearly 30 children's books and also writes 19th century historical fiction. In addition to writing and speaking, Mona likes to read mysteries and love stories, hike Arizona, travel to Africa, play table games, and play Wii Tennis. She lives in central Arizona where she spies roadrunners, quail, cottontail rabbits, and even an occasional skunk in her yard.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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What I found most compelling about this particular book was how clear the example of kindness was expressed. Mona Hodgson did not merely write about kindness but used the talents of Meredith Johnson to clearly dictate and express how kindness reacts to others.
The story reflects God's graciousness to us and how we should, in turn, reflect His grace to others. Princess Emma displayed love to her friend that was dressed plainly and who brought a small gift (as my daughters' instantly noticed). Her love toward her friend allow the girl to feel and know, she too, was beautiful and a princess.
It has been said that a "true" Princess never runs or yells. I am not sure if I agree with that but a true daughter of the King (a.k.a Princess Emma) never looks down on a friend because of their appearance.
It was a wonderful story to share with your child on how God has created us all physically different and how we are all special to Him.The Princess Twins and the Birthday Party (I Can Read! / Princess Series)
Honestly, I turn to storybooks most of the time. I have toddlers, who are turning three years old in two months, who love their books and spend a good amount of their time "reading" (pretend reading actually). I chose books which are fun, insightful, and value-laden coupled with colorful pictures and illustrations which almost always catch and retain their attention.
I picked The Princess Twins and the Birthday Party because I have twin children - - a boy and or a girl -- who love and hate each other in one same breath. I was told earlier on this would happen to boy-girl twins but the competition is fiercer among same-sex twins whether identical or fraternal. So I was interested how the author would present The Princess Twins and the Birthday Party with twin princesses as main characters.
Written by Mona Hodgson with illustrations by Julie Olson, this book shows twins Abby and Emma as happy and kind girls who are not spoiled even when they are princesses living a privileges life in their castle. For their birthday party, the princess twins invited their friends but were surprised when Beth, one of their friends, left without telling the twins.
The Princess Twins and the Birthday Party is a beginning reader's book that imparts the value of kindness and compassion for friends.
This storybook is Level 1 of the I Can Read book series, which means that the story has simpler and shorter sentences for eager new readers. The plot is direct and uncomplicated with a clear setting. It won't be difficult to work on a literature-based lesson plan using this as the story/text selection because of its brevity and simplicity.
Every child learn to read in different ways at varying speed. Having this book in the I Can Read series is a welcomed addition to our home library's growing list of children's books namely Berenstain Bears and Frog and Toad. I got a hardcover copy of this book, which, if you ask me, is a preferred book form for younger readers.
As a kid, I believed that I had a twin sister and we were princesses of a faraway kingdom except that for some unfortunate reason, I was displaced from the kingdom and was separated from my parents and my twin sister. That is why, on a more personal note, I adore this book.
This should be one of those book you'd like to place on your children's learning corner and can be a good resource when you're teaching or sharing examples of good moral values.
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This is a great book for children who likes Princesses and birthday parties! As an added bonus, there are twins involved! My Daughter enjoyed the story and was engaged throughout the entire book. This is a good book to read to children and also I think its a little hard for someone who is just starting to read. Some words are harder but with a little help Bee got it. The twins’ excitement in the story make it very fun to read to a child who is having a birthday party. The story is very simple and sweet and has a very good moral of the story. I thought the Princesses in the story were very relatable and down to earth. This book had a very good message especially since bullying is very prominent in today’s world. I think it’s very important to teach children the importance of not judging someone by the way they are dressed or what they can afford. If they see someone that feels left out, they should make an effort to make that person feel included. The book has a sturdy cover and pages. The book is easy for children to hold. The pictures are not overly stimulating but they were bright and pretty. The Christian theme in this book was very well done and it teaches children about what being a real Christian is about. I think this book is great even if you’re not Christian because it teaches kindness and love, no matter what religion you are (if any) this message is an important one to convey. That Kindness and love and sharing is what being a princess is really all about.
McKynlee favorite part was when the princess shared her crown.
I also really enjoy the fact it's states you are even more beautiful inside and That God sees your heart.
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As for the story this is perfect for children that enjoy reading stories about princesses and birthday parties. The main characters of the story are Emma and Abby, twin sisters and princesses. Today just happens to be the twins birthday and they are planning on celebrating with all thier friends with a tea party. We read as the girls get ready for the day and have breakfast with thier parents, the king and queen. At breakfast the girls are given compliments about how pretty thier dresses are given compliments about how kind and beautiful they are inside and out.
As the day goes on we see the girls getting ready for the party by putting out place cards for each friend that will be attending the party. But when all the guest arrive they realize one friend is missing. Beth was missing. Emma asked everyone where Beth was and they said she had just been there. Emma looked out the doorway and saw Beth walking away from the party. She rushed after Beth and when she caught up she asked Beth why she was leaving. Beth explained to Emma that she felt her dress was not fancy enough for the party and she did not feel pretty so she was going home. Without hesitation Emma took her crown off her head and placed it on Beth’s head. Instantly Beth perked up and felt like she was now ready for the party.
The moral of the story is to be kind. So not only will your child be working on thier reading skills they will also be learning a life lesson. I received a copy of the book complimentary in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are 100% my own.