Book Review: “The Sparkle Box” by Jill Hardie

November 24, 2013 at 8:40 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Jill Hardie in her new book, “The Sparkle Box book coverThe Sparkle Box” published by Ideals Children’s Books gives us a gift with the power to change Christmas.  Illustrations by Christine Kornacki.

From the back cover:  The moving story of an uncommon gift and how giving to others shows a little boy the true meaning of Christmas.

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.

There is a reason why there are so many stories about Christmas on the television about this time and that reason is everyone loves a good story where the spirit of Christmas changes a person.  That’s why everyone wishes Christmas could last all year round.  “The Sparkle Box” is one of the best Christmas stories that I have read.  This book is not just an illustrated book that we can sit with our children and read to them while we look at the exquisite artistry by Christine Kornacki.  No, this is a book that, if we take it seriously, will change how we look at and deal with Christmas in our families.  “The Sparkle Box” is one sweet read that you probably are going to read over and over again and then keep it handy to read again next year.  I also think it will make a wonderful gift to give to friends and family so they can enjoy it over and over as well.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Worthy Publishing.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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