Thursday, March 22, 2012

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Gabby's Stick to It Day by Sheila Walsh

Title: Gabby's Stick-to-It Day: A Story about Never Giving Up
Author: Sheila Walsh
Publisher: Tommy Nelson (March 2012)

Source: Received from publisher via LitFuse Publicity Group

Buy book: here
About the Book:
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)

Review:
I love the idea of little angels watching over God's children, both young and old. Sheila Walsh's 2nd book in the series, Gabby, God's Little Angel, is a sweet story around the verse Galatians: 6:9, which says:

Let's not tired of doing what is good. At just the right time, we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up.

What an amazing verse to meditate on and instill within the values for our children. (I need to put this verse up in my classroom!) I enjoyed the adorable illustrations by Natasha Kuricheva. The girls are so cute and whimsical that even I, as an adult, enjoyed looked at all the little details of each page. My 1 1/2 year old daughter loved the glittery, bumpiness of the cover and running her fingers over it again and again. I enjoyed that the there was different sized and colored font to make pieces of dialogue and text stand out.

Gabby is such a sweet character who wants to help Sophie follow-through on the tasks she starts. I wish all my students had the ability to persevere through a task, especially a challenging one, or even simple mundane ones in order to put forth their best effort. When Gabby whispers the verse into Sophie's ear, it warmed my heart because I know the Holy Spirit does that for me all the time even when I don't deserve encouragement.

I look forward to sharing this book with my daughter as she gets older. The message that God is always watching over us and that he has sent angels to especially watch over His children provides more peace to my soul as a mama and hopefully allows children to also find peace in the protection and safety of God's love. I can't wait to tell my little that God loves her SO much that he is always taking care of her even when Mom and Dad aren't around. It is such a comforting message to not give up even when things are tough or uncomfortable and I love the way Walsh presents this message in Gabby's Stick-to-It Day.

Rating:
4 stars

About the Author:
Sheila Walsh is a Bible teacher, speaker, singer, and best-selling author with more than 4 million books sold. Sheila Walsh is the creator of the award-winning Gigi, God's Little Princess® brand, which has sold over 1.5 million units and won two National Retailer's Choice Awards. As a featured speaker with Women of Faith®, Sheila has reached more than 3.5 million women by artistically combining honesty, vulnerability and humor with God's Word. She resides in Dallas with her husband Barry and son Christian.

Visit www.sheilawalsh.com for more information about Sheila, her other books or Women of Faith.

Giveaway information for Kindle fire:

Gabby's back ... and she's brought a Kindle Fire Giveaway with her!

Meet Gabby for yourself here. || Read what people are saying here.

Enter today - Sheila and her publisher, Thomas Nelson, have put together a prize package worth over $200!


One lucky winner will receive:
  • A brand new KINDLE Fire with Wi-Fi
  • Gabby, God’s Little Angel 
  • Gabby's Stick-to-It-Day
But wait! There’s more …

The winner will be announced on the Gabby Landing page on 4/2/12. In the meantime, enter to win the Kindle Fire then head over to the Tommy Nelson site and download the Gabby coloring sheets, watch Sheila's Gabby video, sign up for news about upcoming Gabby and Thomas Nelson products, and much more.



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Please check out the other stops on the blog tour! Special thanks to Litfuse for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour.


1 comment:

  1. This book must make it to my children section of books for my little library in my home. nice review.
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