Friday, September 11, 2015
The Prince Who Was Just Himself by Silke Schnee
The Prince Who Was Just Himself reads like a sweet fairy tale broaching the subject of children with challenges. I love the fact that upon the Prince's birth, it was noted that he was not like his siblings but his siblings immediately voiced the perfect sentiments that he was their brother and that he was "Just Himself." What a marvelous reminder that every child is unique in their strengths and challenges and a valuable part of the family and society.
As the Prince grows up, he may not run as fast or talk as well but he was surrounded by the love and acceptance of his family. The book tenderly hits on the fact that while others may try to be mean to him, he just continues to love and enjoy life.
And one day, the Prince even has a chance to shine when an evil knight visits the kingdom. The Prince demonstrates that there is more than one way to disarm an enemy. You'll have to read the book to find out how the Prince saves the day!
This book should be in every school and church library. There are so few books that celebrate the uniqueness and value of every human life. This is a message so needed in the world today.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of The Prince Who Was Just Himself from Handlebar Publishing for the purpose of review.