My kids love animated movies about princesses and ballerinas. So, when the good folks at Thomas Nelson offered to send me a free copy of Gigi’s Hughest Announcement, the latest DVD in the God’s Little Princess series, I thought this could be a great opportunity to do a review with my kids.
So, here’s our review of Gigi’s Hughest Announcement, by me and my 3 kids.
Gigi’s Hughest Announcement contains two animated stories. In “The Royal Tea Party,” Gigi tries to deliver a royal message to Francis—that Francis is God’s little princess—and everything goes wrong. In “The Pink Ballerina,” Gigi and Francis take ballet lessons so they can learn to dance for God.
Dad: What was your favorite part of these stories?
I: When a girl in the ballet stepped on her pink boa and fell down.
A: The song at the end of the royal tea party.
E: When Gigi did skywriting and wrote “Francis is God’s little pumpkin” instead of “princess.”
Dad: Did you learn anything from these stories?
A: I learned about God.
I: I learned that Gigi is funny.
E: That you shouldn’t be upset with yourself.
A: You shouldn’t think that you can’t be something that you really are.
I: That I don’t have two eyes, only one eye. (I’m not sure he really learned that from this DVD.)
E: You shouldn’t say that you can’t so something that you haven’t practiced enough because you will be able to do it someday.
Dad: Did you learn a bible verse:
A&E: Psalm 149:3 “Praise his name in dance; strike up the band and make great music.”
Dad: What did you think of this DVD?
I: I love the Gigi movie.
A: I liked it a whole bunch.
E: I loved it when Gigi did the skywriting and when she fell over doing ballet in her bedroom and when Francis said, “If I faint I will go to sleep and call you tomorrow!”
There you have it: Cute stories, some lessons learned, and a hearty endorsement from 3 kids.