Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Gabby's Stick-to-it Day Book Review - Shelia Walsh

Gabby’s Stick-to-It Day : A Story About Never Giving Up, Sheila Walsh

Since I have kiddos (two amazing ones to be exact) publishers will sometimes send me books for them, which I love! The most recent one is Gabby's Stick-to-it Day by the endlessly talented Shelia Walsh.

Gabby is a little guardian angel with a big job to do! Watching over Sophie is hard work, but Gabby knows that God wants her to stick to it.

Gabby, God’s Little Angel, flies to the rescue as Sophie attempts to help others but has a little trouble sticking with things. Sophie tries to be helpful by washing the family dog for her mom, but she gives up when she’s the one who ends up all wet. She then tries to be kind by reading to her little brother, but he has plans of his own, which include a splash of cereal right in Sophie’s face! When Sophie is ready to quit once again, it’s up to Gabby to encourage her to keep trying and to teach her what the Bible says about perseverance: “We must not become tired of doing good. We will receive our harvest of eternal life at the right time if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9 NCV)

My daughter opened and loved this book immediately! The cover art caught her attention right away as it's vibrant, with raised glitter bits on it (fun!). She repeatedly felt the shiny glitter places on the cover taking it all in, it was super cute to watch. But the best part happened when she opened the book and found out that girl in the book's name is Sophie, same name as hers!

We read this book often as the illustrations are wonderful and the lesson of the book is also spot on. It's a good reminder even for us adults to 'stick-with-it'.

This is a wonderful book to share with a young girl in your life! My daughter is currently eight and she loves this book, and loves that she can read it too!

Disclosure: I was sent this product for review. My opinions expressed are my own. I received no monetary compensation for this review.

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Monday, June 04, 2012

New books to review

Catchy blog title right? I know (insert big grin). Ha ha. To be honest, I am currently in the business of finishing posts, and actually posting them in a timely manner, than I am in formulating creative, catchy titles, worthy of a marketing nod (sorry Pop). For the past few weeks my mailbox has seen lots of action; book action that is, and I have a big pile of wonderful books that I'm doing my best to read, again, in a timely manner. The newest two are ones I'm especially excited about because I love anything written by Beth Moore and the other, well, it just looks really good!