When a princess is born to a king and queen, they decide to give their daughter a precious gift from God: her first kiss. While she is just a child, they keep it for her in a special room under a brilliant glass dome, for this is a very valuable possession.

When the princess comes of age, her parents present it to her. They advise her to be wise in her decision as to whom she should give it. It is so beautiful the princess is not sure she can ever part with it.

Many young men visit the castle to seek the princess’s hand in marriage. One is handsome and proud, another romantic, a third rich. So many suitors, and yet the princess knows she must await a young man worthy of her precious gift.

This simple, lovely picture book exemplifies the value of purity and humility in terms that even very young readers can understand. Preston McDaniels’ elegant illustrations capture the emotions and dreams of each character. A perfect story for girls ages four and older who love princess tales.

A former teacher, Jennifer Minicus is currently a full-time wife and mother.

Jennifer Minicus

Jennifer Minicus lives in New Jersey with her husband and son. A former French, Latin and mathematics teacher, Jennifer currently enjoys the responsibilities of a "domestic engineer", particularly making...