The Princess and the Kiss
Summary: A king and a queen receive a beautiful baby girl and give their daughter a special gift from God--her first kiss. While the princess grew, the king and queen kept this gift safe. As the princess becomes of age, the king and queen tell her about this kiss and explain to her that it is hers to keep or to give away--but to use great wisdom in making such a decision. Soon the suitors come to call. The princess quickly recognizes that most of them would not cherish her kiss. Finally a poor young farmer comes to visit. He respectfully bows to the king and queen and humbly admits that he has no gift of value to give her aside from one thing-- his own first kiss.
Personal Thoughts: This is a story about purity told in a manner that is very appropriate for children. I would hope that many parents would take the opportunity to read this book to their daughters and have a godly discussion on the topic of purity. I found the story very gripping, very sweet and one that would relate to girls wonderfully. I heartily endorse this book.
Quote: On the following morning, Prince Treasurechest came to call. He brought gifts of gold, jewels and costly silken robes. "See the presents I have bought you Princess," said Prince Treasurechest. "You will never lack for fine clothes. Marry me Princess, for I can give you the best of everything."
Indeed, when the princess saw the beautiful things the prince had bought for her, she did not doubt that he would buy her anything her heart desired. "But with all these riches," she thought, "he does not need my kiss. My kiss will not be special to him."
So the princess sent Prince Treasurechest away too.