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Review: Gigi’s Big Break (DVD) Gigi, God’s Little Princess
March 16, 2010, 10:46 am
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Gigi’s Big Break (DVD) Gigi, God’s Little Princess

By Sheila Walsh

Review of the DVD:

Gigi is a very cute and precocious little girl that gets herself mixed up in a problem like many kids do- she tells a white lie and everything backfires. She tells a lie so her mom won’t know that she broke a vase, not just any vase, but one that was a wedding gift to her parents. Gigi knows that this vase is special to them, so she is afraid she will get in trouble for accidentally breaking it. To make matters worse, she broke the vase doing something she wasn’t supposed to be doing- practicing her dancing in the living room. For all of these “I shouldn’t have done that” reasons, Gigi tells some “little white lies” to cover up what she has done.  As the lies get bigger, Gigi can’t continue covering them up, so she finally tells the truth. She ends up learning the value of telling the truth and that even if you get into trouble it is best to do what is right and say what really happened.

In the second story, The Pink Surprise, Gigi learns that her mom is going to have a baby.  She has a tough time with this change in her life, she has always been the only child and the center of her parents attention and is worried that her parents won’t love her and pay attention to her once the baby is born.  When she finally discusses her fears with her parents, they explain that the new baby won’t divide the love in her house but will multiply it instead.  Gigi ends up being proud of her new baby sister and realizing that her parents were right.  She realizes that sharing her parents’ love with a new blessing in her life will only give her more joy and happiness, not less.
This was my first Gigi DVD and we loved it! As a parent I really like that stories are not only entertaining, but also teach  kids life lessons in a fun way (and and hopefully a way in which they will remember!). This is a great way for kids to learn lessons about honesty and loving siblings. Even though the Gigi character is very much aimed towards little girls, I think boys and girls both would be entertained (she is quite a funny little girl!).

About the DVD:

Two new, fully-animated heart-warming stories and a fun sing-along song.

The White Lie: Sheila Walsh reminds little girls that it’s no fun getting in trouble. But when we do wrong and try to cover our sin, things only get worse and our hearts get heavy with guilt. But we have a God who knows our weaknesses and loves us anyway. Teaches the lesson of 1 John 1:8-9 “If we say we have no sin, we are fooling ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, he will forgive…and cleanse us from all the wrongs we have done.” (ICB)

The Pink Surprise: Sheila Walsh says: “Isn’t it fun to be the first in line? When I was young, all the kids would run to get as close as possible to the front. It’s a little like being the only child in a family—you get one hundred percent of your parents’ attention, and can sometimes even feel like the world revolves around you. But it turns out that there are other blessings in life besides being first, and Gigi has been blessed with an adventure that will last a lifetime.” Teaches the lesson from Jesus’ prayer in Luke 10:21 “Father, you have hidden things from the people who are wise and smart… but shown them to those who are like little children.” (ICB)

DISCLAIMER: I received this DVD free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. My thoughts are mine and my family’s own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.

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