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Book Review: Gigi and her Girl


Gigi and her Girl


Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Whimsical Books, LLC (February 11, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0991129008
  • ISBN-13: 978-0991129003

Review 

 

Gigi is a fun, energetic young girl who loves to play with her puppy all the time. She smothers her with tons of affection, like most kids do. This sweet story is written in clever rhyme and it's about two different perspectives. I think this is a brilliant idea where the reader gains insights to the puppy's dilemma because you can tell when a dog is happy or sad and the shenanigans that goes on with kids and their pets. This is a great topic for learning about animals, caring for your pet and learning proper ways to bond with animal. Yes, puppies have feelings, too and Gigi learns a good lesson when her puppy would rather play with Gigi's older sister. A precious book with beautiful illustrations for toddler and little children. My favorite lines are, "Now we must practice the song for our show" (at the piano) and the dog says, "This feels so awkward! Oh, please let me go!" I highly recommend this heartwarming story!

5/5 stars.




Author Biography

 

Kathy Brandt lives in St. Louis with her two darling daughters, one gentle Gigi dog, a cute Cody cat, and a good Guy husband.

Kathy has been artistic and creative since she was a little girl. To this day, her poems and artwork adorn the walls of her parents' and sisters' homes, located mere minutes away from her own. After graduating from Mizzou, Kathy worked as creative director, graphic designer and copywriter. When her girls were born, she began painting children's murals, and oil paintings, as well.

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Little Bird, Lorikeet Lori

Rainbow Lorikeet at the San Diego Safari Park

The Rainbow Lorikeet is quite bold in color and so charming with all of its noise making!

Brightly colored Lorikeet perched on a branch

The hang out for all these beautiful birds is in a huge cage at the San Diego Safari Park. I do know that these striking parrots are from Australia and Tasmania, too. Have you seen them before?

Caged Lorikeet resting on a tree limb

After the birds feast on nectar that the tourists buy at the park for a couple of dollars, you'll find them napping in the shade of a tree for just a little while. I've watched the children's faces smile with delight as these wonderful birds perch on their little fingers while eating.

Photos for Wild Bird Wednesday 

Talking Parrot Video




Lorikeet Haiku


Bouncing colors bright

Feast the eyes and ears to hear

Birds are fun and sweet

Pet Care

These fun birds are nectar feeders. For more information, visit http://www.gladesvillevet.com.

 Pet Bird

I read that these fun-loving birds can live up to 30 years. If you're thinking of getting one for a pet, read https://answers.yahoo.com

  Singing Lorikeet


I would love to hear a Lorikeet properly trained to sing a song. Look here, http://www.ehow.com

Little Bird, Little Bird

I love this song because it's so gentle, peaceful and relaxing. The children will love this!

Little bird, little bird fly through my window,
Little bird, little bird fly through my window,
Little bird, little bird fly through my window,
And buy molasses candy.

Fly through my window, my sugar lump,
Fly through my window, my sugar lump,
And buy molasses candy.

Blue bird, blue bird fly through my window,
Blue bird, blue bird fly through my window,
Blue bird, blue bird fly through my window,
And buy molasses candy.

Fly through my window, my sugar lump,
Fly through my window, my sugar lump,
And buy molasses candy.



 Book Recommendations


Rainbow Lorikeets, the Complete Owner's Guide on How to Care for Rainbow Lorikeets, Facts on Habitat, Breeding, Lifespan, Behavior, Diet, Cages, Talki

Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under 

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The Friday 56: SMART Goals!


Turn Your Dreams and Wants into Achievable Smart GoalsThis book is a comprehensive manual on effective goal-setting for entrepreneurs, managers, and parents.

- It offers practical strategies to identify the goals that are meaningful and matter most to you.
- It teaches you to objectively evaluate your goals and eliminate the ones that are not realistic.
- It provides solutions for overcoming challenges that arise as you’re moving along the way to your success.
- It coaches you how to face fears rather than to avoid them.
- It arms you with useful tools and know-hows to empower you to take actions that will ensure the results you desire. 


What I'm Learning


After reading some of the reviews, I see that the author helps one discover how to set realistic goals, how to cope with our mindset to overcome doubt and negativity and stage fright and replace those with self-accountability, self-discipline and self leadership. I like stories that reveal comebacks, second chances, motivation, perseverance and inspirational victories!

The Friday 56 

56% eReader

"Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? get started now!" 
          -- Anna Stevens

I'm really looking forward to reading more since it goes beyond a children's picture book (which I'm always reading) and has 124 pages! The book has received lots of praise.

"Anna provides practical information in a format that is easy to follow." -- Bambi S. Bellflowers

"I would recommend the book to anyone needing direction, or someone that just wants to find out more about how they really think or what they believe." -- Jen K

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storm leaving the valley

cloud layers over the valley

storm clouds surrounding palm trees

Mostly we have warm daily temperatures here in SoCal, but there are some days where these 'smart layers' of clouds threaten us with a few showers and then they head out towards the mountains. I love this valley view. As you can see, the hills are not very green as we continue to experience drought conditions. The contrast is so huge between us and other parts of the U.S. having a hard winter this year. This week the kids will be on their Spring Break as we head towards Easter.

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How is it where you are and what will you be doing for a little April vacation? I went to the Butterfly Exhibit yesterday and can't wait to post some of my pictures. Stay tuned and have a great weekend!



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