I'd Be Your Princess: A Royal Tale of Godly Character
Kathryn O'Brien. Standard Publishing Company, $17.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-7847-1350-1
Fans of Michael Garland, whose titles include Mystery Mansion and The Mouse Before Christmas, may be interested in his illustrations for a Christian audience. I'd Be Your Princess: A Royal Tale of Godly Character by Kathryn O'Brien, illus. by Garland, describes a father and daughter imagining what they would do if they were king and princess. Garland's characteristically vibrantly detailed, slightly skewed spreads first introduce the pair in their contemporary home, then portray a no-holds-barred fairy tale setting. A Bible quote (from the New International Version) clarifies the message on each spread. For example, when the girl says they would wear jeweled crowns and long red capes, the passage from I Peter is, ""Let your beauty be that of your inner self.""
Reviewed on: 03/01/2004