Friday, March 26, 2010
Gigi's Hugest Announcement by Sheila Walsh
In Sheila Walsh’s animated video Gigi’s Hugest Announcement, Gigi is an adventurous little girl somewhat reminiscent of the beloved childhood character Pippi Longstocking. However, instead of having a monkey for a sidekick, she is attended by her beautiful, well-fed cat, “Lord Fluffy.” In this lively story, Gigi is a princess, a child of the heavenly King. Being a princess, however, does not guarantee that her life will be free of problems or that she will have everything she wants.
Young girls will surely be able to identify with the less-than-perfect Gigi, whose value is not based on how well she performs or on how perfect she is in appearance but on the fact that she is a child of God. These stories teach fundamental values that are nearly nonexistent in our culture as Gigi models an attitude worthy of a princess in her kindness and loyalty to her best friend, Frances. The animations in this dual collection are absolutely charming. Stories like these are long overdue and will surely be instrumental in helping girls and women alike to value themselves as God values them.