Item description for Gigi: God's Little Princess (Gigi Gods Little Princess #1) by Sheila Walsh...
Gigi, who has always known she is a princess, is confused at first by her parents' explanation of what makes her royal.Publishers Description
Parents and children alike will be won over by the lovable innocence of Gigi, a little girl who just knew she was a princess-she had known it from birth But where were the castle and royal jewels? With a little help from Mommy and Daddy, Gigi realizes that she is not just any princess-she is the daughter of the greatest King of all
A wonderful discovery for little princesses everywhere, "Gigi, God's Little Princess" will subtly teach girls of their importance and belonging to the King of all kings.
Common Core Standards:
R.CCR.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text; R.CCR.2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas; R.CCR.3 Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text; R.CCR.7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words; R.CCR.9 Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take; SL.CCR.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively
From Publishers Weekly
A girl discovers that she really is a princess-just not of the variety she had
originally thought-in this perky, but ultimately hollow picture book. Gigi
feels certain she's royalty, as she enjoys tea parties and all things pink and
fluffy, plus her father says, "Goodnight princess, sweet dreams!" to her every
evening before bed. But when Gigi asks Daddy about the princess accoutrements
she expects (jewels, a crown, loyal subjects, more manageable hair), she
learns the truth: "We are children of the greatest King of all... and you are
his daughter too. You are God's little princess!" Unfortunately, this
revelation is too long in coming in Walsh's (the Gnoo Zoo series) uneven text,
which sometimes adopts a knowing, adult tone that may be off-putting to young
readers. The tale ultimately comes off as an exercise in semantics: it's not
clear that Gigi understands her father's explanation of her princess-dom, as
she playfully wonders on the last page "just exactly when will I get my
crown?" On the lighter side, Johnson's two-color art (pink and white with
black outline) has the loose and breezy feel of fashion sketches, and
occasionally suggests the precocious spirit of Hilary Knight's Eloise. Ages
4-7. (Mar.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Awards and Recognitions
Gigi: God's Little Princess (Gigi Gods Little Princess #1) by Sheila Walsh has received the following awards and recognitions -
Citations And Professional Reviews
- Christian Retailing's Best - 2006 Winner - Children's Fiction category
Gigi: God's Little Princess (Gigi Gods Little Princess #1) by Sheila Walsh has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
- Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2005 page 293
- Publishers Weekly - 02/28/2005 page 69
- Christian Retailing - 03/21/2005 page 17
- CBA Retailers - 04/01/2005 page 55
- Christian Retailing - 09/21/2009 page 28
Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.29" Width: 8.35" Height: 0.34"
Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2005
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Series Gigi Gods Little Princess
Series Number 1
Availability 0 units.
More About Sheila Walsh
Sheila Walsh is a powerful Bible teacher and best-selling author from Scotland with over 4 million books sold. A featured speaker with Women of Faith® conferences, she has reached more than 5 million women by combining honesty, vulnerability, and humor with God's Word. Her passion to see women's lives transformed by the power of God's word is contagious. Currently completing her Masters in Theology, Sheila lives in Frisco, Texas with her husband, Barry, her son, Christian, and her two little dogs, Belle and Tink.
Walsh began her career as a contemporary Christian singer after finishing college with studies in theology from London Bible College (now London School of Theology) in 1979 and music from the London Academy of Operatic Art. Walsh worked as an evangelist with the British chapter of Youth For Christ and sang with a group known as "The Oasis" until going solo in 1981. She also worked closely at this time with keyboard player Chris Rolinson, who contributed extensively to the unique sound on her first "new wave" style album, Future Eyes. He also toured with her on her first United States tour, where she opened for Phil Keaggy. As Walsh enjoyed some success both in the United Kingdom and America as a CCM musician, she was asked by minister Pat Robertson to serve as a co-host of his television talk-show, The 700 Club in 1987. Walsh served in this capacity into 1992 and also hosted her own talk-show, Heart to Heart with Sheila Walsh.
Ideological differences with Pat Robertson and general feelings of depression brought Walsh to re-examine her life's direction. After leaving Pat Robertson's enterprises in 1992 she sought therapy for her depression, eventually returning to college at Fuller Theological Seminary in California to take on doctoral studies in theology. Pat Robertson explained her departure from CBN as the result of a "nervous breakdown" brought on by the tremendous demands of her work with CBN. He asked his viewers to keep her in their prayers and ask God to give her the strength to continue doing His work.
She went on to write a book exploring her struggle with depression and her experiences with her faith as a Christian, entitled Honestly. While Walsh had written several books on theology before, this autobiography would become the wellspring of her later work on personal aspects of faith and would set the tone for her introspective, personal, but evangelical approach to affairs of modern theology.
Over the course of the latter 1990s, Walsh's work has concerned women's issues within the church and the unique relationship of the contemporary woman with God. She has written over seventeen books including Honestly, Living Fearlessly, and Life is Tough, but God is Faithful. She has also written several books for children recently. She also has continued her musical career as a songwriter and singer and has recorded several albums of new Christian music and traditional hymns arranged to a Celtic sound.
In 2005, Walsh partnered with Tommy Nelson publishers to create a line of children's books and DVDs called Gigi, God's Little Princess TM. The brand has become the #1 Christian Girl's brand and continues to be popular and releases new products.
Walsh, with her family, is now an active attendee of Prestonwood Baptist Church, in Plano, Texas.
As of 2007, Walsh has appeared on many TV programs such as: Life Today, Hour of Power and The Rock Gospel Show (BBC) among many others. She was a member of the team "Women of Faith" on the second season of The American Bible Challenge on GSN.
Sheila Walsh currently resides in Nashville, in the state of Tennessee. Sheila Walsh was born in 1956.
Sheila Walsh has published or released items in the following series...
- Bible Is My Best Friend
- Gigi, God's Little Princess
- Gigi, God's Little Princess (Hardcover)
- God's Little Angel
- God's Little Princess
- God's Mighty Warrior
- Women of Faith (Thomas Nelson)
- Women of Faith Study Guides
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