Have you tried shopping for a tween-aged girl lately? It makes me cringe nearly every time I go out with my daughter. She's only eight (so not quite a tween), but the clothes that are being offered right now are scaled-down versions of teen fashion. Skin-tight jeans, tops with rude sayings, high heels... Oh, goodness--don't get me started on little girls wearing high heels. Ugh.
But, I'm not here to rant. I wanted to share a super-cute book idea with you. I recently met author Sherry Kyle and had the chance to read her new book, The Christian Girl's Guide to Style (Legacy Press, 2010). This book is the perfect Christmas gift for 8-12 year old girls.
I am thankful that I had a chance to read it before my eight-year-old spotted it in my bag and promptly took off with it. Of course, what attracted her first was the adorable little animal print coin purse attached, but the book's content is even better. Sherry writes directly to a tween's level, beginning each chapter with a short story written in a young girl's voice. She discusses fashion, friends, make-up, hair and personal style. She emphasizes modesty, listening to your parents and biblical truth; all written in a down-to-earth, non-preachy way. The book also includes Bible verses, fun quizzes, craft projects and interesting fashion facts.
Sherry Kyle's debut novel, Delivered with Love, will be released from Abingdon Press in the Spring 2011. If you are interested in picking up a copy of The Christian Girl's Guide to Style, you can find it at your local bookstore, order it from Amazon, or pick up a signed copy from SignedbytheAuthor.com. Of course, if I want to find a copy, I just have to dig through the pile of stuffed animals on my daughter's bed.