Gabby's Stick-to-It Day: A Story About Never Giving Up

Gabby's Stick-to-It Day: A Story About Never Giving Up

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by Sheila Walsh

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Our favorite little angel is back with more giggles, more fun, and an important message for little girlsdon’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


Our favorite little angel is back with more giggles, more fun, and an important message for little girlsdon’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)

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Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
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Gabby, God's Little Angel
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3 - 7 Years

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Gabby's Stick-to-It Day

A Story About Never Giving Up
By Sheila Walsh

Thomas Nelson

Copyright © 2012 Sheila Walsh
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4003-1805-6

Chapter One

It was a glorious day in heaven, the only kind of day God's little angels know. Raffles, a senior angel, was asking Gabby and her friends about the child each angel was watching over.

"Well, sir," Gabby began,

"I love watching over Sophie.

I mean, I love her ... I really love her, but ... I think we have a problem!"

"It's not that she's a naughty girl, no, no ... far from it,"

Gabby said. "It's just that ... Look! She's doing it again!"

"Doing what?" her friend Raoul asked, peering through a hole in a cloud.

"She's been trying to be helpful, but she's about to quit halfway through a task. That's three times this week, and three times is, like, a lot. I mean, it is a whole one time more than two times ... or two times more than one time.... Oh, what am I going to do?"

"What else did Sophie give up on?"

Raffles asked.

"You are not going to believe this, but ... well, I know you are going to believe it even though it is almost unbelievable," answered Gabby. "Well, she asked her daddy if she could help him paint the fence. And then she got tired and set the paint can on top of the gate and left. The can wobbled and wobbled and almost fell over onto her daddy's head, but I caught it just in time!"

"That would have been messy," Raffles agreed. "I know!" said the little angel. "Green hair! He would have had GREEN hair! After that—"

"Gabby, your next assignment," Raffles interrupted, "is to help Sophie understand why it's important not to give up."

"I'm on it!" Gabby said.

"Sprinkles, get back in this tub right now!" Sophie said.

Sprinkles jumped back in the soapy water, splashing water all over Gabby, who had flown down to help.

"Now stay ... stay, good girl," Sophie said. "I'm using Mom's very best shampoo on you, so do ... not ... move!"

Sprinkles jumped again and shook water everywhere.

"Sprinkles, stop it! You're going to knock over the—"

"Watch out!" warned Gabby. She swooped down just as Sprinkles turned the tub upside down.

"That is it. I give up!" sighed a very wet Sophie.

Sophie's mom peeked out. "What's all the noise?" she asked.

"It's Sprinkles, Mom. She ... she nearly drowned me!" Sophie said. "I was trying to help you by giving her a bath, but it's just too hard."

"Well, we can't leave Sprinkles looking like a large soapy marshmallow, now can we?" her mom said. "Why don't I finish bathing Sprinkles, and you come inside and watch Ian for a bit? You could read him a story while he eats his lunch. That would be a big help."

"Okay, Mom. I will totally do that!" Sophie said.

Sophie ran inside, where her baby brother, Ian, had just begun eating. Gabby followed and waited for the story.

"All right, Ian," Sophie began. "I am going to read you a story about a caterpillar who turns into a butterfly."

"Oooh, I love this one,"

Gabby said, flying around to where she could see the pictures.

"Once upon a time," Sophie began.

Suddenly, Ian tossed his spaghetti noodles in Sophie's direction. Gabby grabbed them just in time.

"Ian, I can't read to you if you throw food at me," Sophie said. She began to read louder,

"Once upon a time there lived a little ... "

Ian picked up another spoonful of noodles and threw it at Sophie, this time hitting her right on the nose. Ian laughed and clapped. Gabby tried not to giggle, but Sophie did look silly.


Excerpted from Gabby's Stick-to-It Day by Sheila Walsh Copyright © 2012 by Sheila Walsh. Excerpted by permission of Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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Meet the Author

Sheila Walsh is a powerful communicator, Bible teacher, and bestselling author with more than five million books sold. She is the author of the award-winning Gigi, God’s Little Princess series, Peace for Today, Loved Back to Life, The Storm Inside, Five Minutes with Jesus and The Longing in Me. She is cohost of Life Today with James and Betty Robison. Sheila lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Barry, and son, Christian.



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Gabby's Stick-to-It Day: A Story About Never Giving Up 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
ruthhill74 More than 1 year ago
My eight-year-old daughter's review: "This is a perfect book for kids ages 2-5. The main theme of the story is to never give up even when it's tough. I think that the parts about the dog bath and noodles would really appeal to little kids--I think they would find it funny. I thought the illustrations in the book were really good. I would recommend this to kids who are in the ages listed above--it is a great book!" I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated in any way, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
This is a darling read to share with your children. I shared this with my 4 and 6 year old and they were delighted with the story...they wouldn't leave things half way!! The drawings and the glitter cover really drew them in, and the use of a dog put them over the top! The kids were enchanted with the fact that they might have Guardian Angels! As the story revolves around Sophie and her Angel Gabby, and how Gabby helped save the day! Don't miss this one, the story is great and a learning lesson, and the graphics are adorable. I received this book from Tommy Nelson, and was not required to give a positive review.
GHott More than 1 year ago
“It’s too hard.” “I don’t like it.” “It’s just not fun anymore.” Having problems getting your child to actually finish what they start? Spend some quality time with Gabby and see if she can help a youngster with the same problem. Hott Review I really like the stories featuring Gabby. They’ve been great lessons for my daughter for years. We love hearing about this sweet guardian angel and the children she tries to help with commitment and God’s Word.
Icecream18 More than 1 year ago
A fun, easy to read book with a great message, this Gabby, God’s Little Angel book teaches children to keep trying. Gabby is one of God’s guardian angels. She is assigned to Sophie, a little girl with good intentions, but not much determination. Now, Gabby is going to help Sophie learn perseverance. The colorful, cheerful illustrations fit the attitude of the book. Children, especially little girls, will be attracted to the bright, happy pictures while reading. Gabby’s Stick-to-It Day allows the young reader to have fun and learn an important lesson with Sophie. Parents would like to have a book like this at home to read with their children. The dialogue and writing is warm and happy. This book is ideal for a bedtime story or anytime a parent and child would like to sit down and read together. Christian families would appreciate the values extolled in Gabby’s Stick-to-It Day, as well, but anyone would like the message of diligence taught by this book. This book would make a great Easter gift for a little girl who would like to learn about sticking-to-it!
BTHM More than 1 year ago
My daughter was so excited to see this book arrive, as she adored the first book in the series, Gabby, God's Little Angel, which we reviewed last year. She laughed at the adventures of trying to wash a dog, as bathing our Marley is an adventure in itself, as she is so large, and will not stay in a tub! We had quite a discussion after reading the book about starting projects and finishing them! Whether it 'stuck' I'm not too sure (pun intended), as she's 4! LOL. But the Gabby books have her believing in her own guardian angel, so we shall see! I love this series as it helps teach character with Christian values! It is on the top of my list for books to give to little girls especially!
Daniel_Darling More than 1 year ago
Usually I review adult books here on the blog, but as the father of four young children, I occasionally like to review children's books. Three of my kids are girls, so I'm constantly trying to introduce them to good resources that point them to Jesus. That's why I love the resources put out by Sheila Walsh, singer, songwriter, and author. We especially enjoy the Gigi, God's Little Princess DVD series. It helps instill in them the truth that God created them uniquely and loves them unconditionally. Sheila's latest book for girls is Gabby's Stick To-It Day. It's a light, beautifully illustrated storybook that shares the tale of a girl who has a hard time finishing things and an angel who observes. I love this story because it subtly reinforces the values of persistence and faithfulness in little girls, especially when their favorite tasks get hard. It's one more good book to add to your children's library, one that will stand out, not simply for the values it teaches, but more importantly for the Jesus who loves them. I highly recommend this book.
Its_Time_Mamaw More than 1 year ago
Raffles, a senior angel, was asking the Gabby and her friends about the child each angel was watching over. Gabby seemed to have a problem with the child, Sophie, she is watching over. It appears Sophie never seems to finish any task she starts. She gets frustrated and gives up too soon. This happens over and over again. Gabby is always there rescuing her from pending disasters. Gabby is at her whits ends as to how to get through to Sophie to encourage her to finish what she starts. Can Gabby really get through to poor frustrated Sophie? I think with God's guidance and His little angel Gabby it is possible for Sophie to have more confidence in herself. I was very touched by this endearing little story about Gabby and Sophie and the Stick to it Day. The illustrations depict the authors writing without any doubt as to what the story is about. Even if a child just looks at the pictures they will be able to tell what Gabby and Sophie are up to. Of course you must read the book with to the child so they will get the full picture. I am sure your child with be delighted with this book. I highly recommend this book. In fact I will be passing it on to my two year old granddaughter. I rate this book a 5 out of 5. Disclosure I was provided a free copy of this book by Tommy Nelson for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion.