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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Let's meet the little girl Gabriela, with long brown hair and big blue eyes, in the story A Little Girl Named Gabriela by Debra Christensen. One day her mommy took her to Mrs. Wilson's house. She was their neighbor and Gabriela liked Mrs. Wilson. She was an older woman with gray hair and glasses and she also loved Gabriela. She was happy that Gabriela was there to visit her. After Gabriela's mom left, they both went to the kitchen to bake some cookies. Once the cookies were baked, Mrs. Wilson took them out of the oven to cool off. The phone rang and Mrs. Wilson went to pick it up after telling Gabriela not to touch the cookies because they were hot. Gabriela got tired of waiting for Mrs. Wilson and she started eating a cookie. What happened when Mrs. Wilson came back and saw Gabriela had a cookie? Why was Mrs. Wilson stern with her?
A Little Girl Named Gabriela by Debra Christensen delightfully makes young readers aware of the importance of being patient and the colorful and adorable illustrations breathe life into the story and characters and make them palpable. The characters are realistic and many children will be able to relate to the character of Gabriela. It is a good story to make children understand about being patient. Tutors can use it for read-aloud and storytelling sessions to teach children to be patient in an entertaining way and the book is also a good bedtime storybook for parents and grandparents to read out loud to their kids and grandkids.