“Instead of getting gifts for her birthday, Princess Joy decides to give gifts. She gives a present to every child at her party. Can you find the following hidden items?” Jeanna Young and Jaqueline Johnson write in their children’s book, Princess Joy Sticker & Activity Book.
Part of the Princess Parables series, this sixteen-page oversized paperback targets young girls ages four to eight years old. With no scary or awkward scenes, the book is about Princess Joy and her birthday party as well as many pages of activities.
With brightly colored drawings that are easy to understand, the loosely written story is about a girl named Joy and her four sisters. In this story, Joy loves her puppy, Rosebud, and she is excited her birthday is coming because there will be a party for her. Party invitations are designed, and cupcakes are decorated. Come party time, Joy gives gifts to the children who attended instead of receiving them. A page that seems out of reading order is when Rosebud wanders off but returns to the party as it is inserted before the party has been planned.
In addition to the fifty colorful and reusable stickers on two pages in the middle of the book that divides a two-page picture, the activities include games involving matching the stickers to a picture, finding-the-words, completing a drawing, traveling a maze, spotting the differences, solving a secret code, counting items, and locating specific items along with several pictures to color. The small stickers have depictions of princesses, children, butterflies, animals, and tiaras to name a few.
With four other books in the series, this is a fun sticker book to engage little girls with creative hands-on activities. Although there are no written Bible verses, there is the undertone reiterating the princess loves God. Making a nice gift for the artist, be sure to include color pencils or crayons.
Author Young is a cancer survivor who has written eleven children’s books. She lives in California with her husband and four children. Also living in the sunshine state, author Johnson and her husband have seven grandchildren, and she is devoted to teaching young ones about God. Illustrator Aranda was born in Argentina and has produced artworks worldwide, focusing mainly on children’s products.
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