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32 pages
Mar 2012
Thomas Nelson

Gabby's Stick-to-It Day

by Sheila Walsh

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Although the theology of Gabby's Stick-to-It Day: A Story about Never Giving Up by Sheila Walsh is absolutely misleading for children, this book has very cute artwork by Natasha Kuricheva and the scenes are entertaining. Gabby is a child angel (and here we go immediately amuck regarding biblical accuracy) who reports to a "senior angel" named Raffles. Gabby has been assigned to watch over a young girl on earth named Sophie, who has the problem of never finishing any job she begins. Sophie promised to help her dad paint a fence, but then she quit in order to chase after a butterfly. She promised to give her dog a bath, but then she quit after he got her all wet. She promised to read her little brother a storybook, but she quit after he threw some of his lunch on her.

Gabby sneaks close to Sophie and whispers in her ear Galatians 6:9, "We must not become tired of doing good. We must not give up!" Thereafter, Sophie becomes a child who can complete the tasks she is assigned, including reading an entire book to her younger brother. Obviously, it's rather simplistic, but it's a cute little tale with glitter and sparkles attached to the pages to add a gossamer sort of angelic presence to the story. The text for the book is printed in random-sized type of black, pink, and purple, and many of the words (assignment, interrupted, ridiculously) are too advanced for young readers, but as a book for parents to read to kids before bedtime, it's entertaining. Just don't expect much in the way of scriptural accuracy. – Dr. Dennis E. Hensley,

Book Jacket:

Our favorite little angel is back with more giggles, more fun, and an important message for little girls—don’t give up when things get hard.

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)