Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Book of the Week, Easter Style

Spring Break started yesterday -  a chance for rest, relaxation, and refueling before coming up to the end of the school year, and high-stakes state testing for many.  It also means Easter is only a few days away, so I thought it apropos to pick a religious book of the week (in case some Easter baskets are looking a bit empty).

Gigi is a little girl who wants to be a princess.  Good news for her - Mommy and Daddy say she already is!  Gigi, God's Little Princess has a Fancy Nancy princess/royalty feel, while sharing that we are all princesses in God's eyes.  The message is there without being over the top, and Sheila Walsh finds a way to tie everything together without losing the sweet, innocent little girl quality that Gigi has.

The book is one in a series, and, while I haven't read any of the others, I'd love to see how Walsh incorporates other sweet, child-like components into the love of God, explaining so children will enjoy without feeling "lectured to."  This is definitely a book to consider if you know a little girl who will soon be making her First Holy Communion.

Need something for a boy?  Don't worry - Walsh has a series for them too - Will, God's Mighty Warrior.

Happy Easter!

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