Go-Cart Gertie (Paperback)
When ten-year-old Gertie Gilbert announces that she wants to enter a local go-cart race, her older brother laughs and says, "You're a girl, and girls can't race " The sibling rivalry begins as the family divides into teams for some competition. Things shift gears when the kid's feisty Grandma G.G. comes for an unexpected visit. It's the girls versus the boys, and the race is on Gertie sets out to prove that girls can do anything boys can do This funny family adventure will have readers cheering. The storyline deals with female empowerment, overcoming stereotypes, equality, sibling rivalry, and family bonding. Does Gertie win the local go-cart race? Grab your copy today and see which team gets the checkered flag.
Award-winning children's author, Cindy L. Shirley grew up in a small town in Cherokee County Georgia. She is a wife, mother of two, and grandmother of one amazing granddaughter. She loves working with children and has tons of hilarious stories to share. Cindy says, "So many heartfelt conversations, and silly experiences took place during my time working as an Cobb County elementary school ASP teacher. Kids just want to feel acknowledged and share their day with someone." It was during this time that she decided to pursue a business in entertaining children. Mrs. Shirley founded Let's Pretend Parties in 2006 and Let's Pretend Publishing in 2017. She continues to work with children of all ages as a party planner and hostess. Ms. Shirley is also involved with annual community and family events throughout Cobb and Cherokee Counties. This adventure, along with personal experiences, would be the basis for her heartwarming children's books: "Diesel the Body Guard; No Bullies Allowed! Doodle and the Magic Christmas Float, and her new series, The Fabulous life of Minnie the Sassy Chick." These stories are based on real characters from her family, as well as her childhood experiences. Her creative and fun-filled storylines were written to bring a smile to children's faces. She says, "I will consider this new adventure as an author to be a huge success if I can make children laugh."