The Gift of Gift

Our oldest daughter is all about super hero’s and princesses right now… what 3 year old isn’t right?!

Last night her bedtime story was The Gift of Gift, written by award winning author Sanjay Nambriar, illustrated by Sedi Pak and Created for World Children’s Initiative. World Children’s Initiative (“WCI”) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving and rebuilding the healthcare and educational infrastructure for children in developing areas both in the U.S. and worldwide. This book is the second book in the Super Amazing Princess Hero’s series about 3 American girls Sammie, Kinney and Oceana who discovered a mysterious bag containing 3 magical tiaras that give them super powers. The Gift of Gift is based on a true story too.

The girls fly, as in super hero fly… no airplane needed, to Uganda, where they’re helping build a new school. While flying around using her super speed power Kinney gets very sick with a heart condition and is flown back to the U.S. for surgery. The girls soon learn that one of their Ugandan friends, a girl named Gift, who was helping them build the school, is sick with the same condition. Gift needs to fly to the U.S. as well for surgery, then the Super Amazing Princess Hero’s have an idea to build a hospital in Uganda that could help kids just like Gift! The girls along with their teacher spring into action and show that being a smart, powerful, and kind girl goes a long way in helping others!

I was impressed with the balance between imagination, fairy-tale and realism in this story, sure they are princess superhero’s but they explain that building a hospital takes a lot of people including engineers, contractors, doctors etc.

The initiative behind this series is really neat, their website has a ton of resources and links for parents and girls promoting girl power! They have also developed a whole bunch of super hero girl characters from all over the world. Each character has a little bio and a real life female role model.

The princess hero’s moto is:  Be You. Be Powerful. Be a Super Amazing Princess Hero!

Be sure to check it out!


  1. Sounds like a great book for a super cause 🙂

  2. Judy Cowan says:

    Sounds worth checking out, thanks for the review.

  3. Looks super! Go, Girl Power!

  4. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    A lovely book and great graphics too.

  5. i really like the illustrations on the book!

  6. What a creative way to inspire young girls!

  7. This is such a good book to inspire young girls to yake an interest in female roles. 🙂

  8. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Love the way things don’t happen just through waving a wand and that it’s explained how these things come together 🙂

  9. Jamie hall says:

    Great looking book , thanks for sharing

  10. kathy downey says:

    Illustrations on this book are amazing!

  11. kathy downey says:

    Inspiring young girls is so important

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