“The Sparkle Box”

Written by:  Jill Hardie

Illustrated by:  Christine Kornacki

It is my pleasure to review and commend to you a children’s book for the holidays.  “The Sparkle Box” is a short bedtime/nap time book for the child in all of us.  Nicely illustrated, the book’s intent is to take our modern celebration of Christ’s birth to a new level that not only rewards us (the readers) and our children and grandchildren.

Christmas has become such a commercial event, that it becomes more difficult each year to remember ‘the reason for the season’.  Its about sharing, and the wonderful feeling of fulfillment one enjoys when being a ‘giver’.

I admire children’s authors.  They must have the skill to tell a good story while appealing to the easily distracted aged child who is the intended audience.  I can’t say a whole lot more about this book, as its impact on a child, a family, or even a church community can get from sharing.

As a special bonus, the book comes with a pre-cut and ready to assemble sparkle box of its own, so that the child and family can not only hear the story, but participate in its thematic end.

Kudos to the author, illustrator, and the publisher for making this book available to us.  It certainly made an impact on me, and I think will equally impact others.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest and timely review.  There are no other expectations beyond the review.  This review will appear on my blog, Goodreads.com, and Amazon.com.


Merry Christmas!