Friday, December 4, 2015

The Sparkle Box by Jill Hardie

Title: The Sparkle Box
Author: Jill Hardie
Illustrator: Christine Kornacki
Pages: 32
Year: 2012
Genre: Children’s Illustrated
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
Format: Hardback
Note: I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the book:

     Sam can’t wait for Christmas! He’s excited about the parties, the food, and, of course, the presents. One gift has him especially curious – a sparkling silver box on the mantel. Sam’s parents will only tell him that the Sparkle Box is a special gift they will open together, but that they need to fill it first. Meanwhile, as Sam and his family give to people in need throughout the season, he starts to see how fortunate he really is. And on Christmas morning, when Sam finally opens the mysterious Sparkle Box, what he finds inside sheds light on the true meaning of Christmas.

My review:

     This is a delightful children’s book.

     The story is very simple and a wonderful reminder as to one of the biggest joys of Christmastime. In my mind that is being able to bless others. I love the way that the parents teach their son through example and then let him figure out how much joy it brings himself.

     The illustrations are beautifully done. They are very crisp and clear.

     I am giving the sweet story a rating of 5 stars and recommending it.

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