Monday, November 5, 2012

The Sparkle Box {Book Review & Giveaway!}

Our family was blessed to be able to review this wonderful Christmas book and offer you one free!
A few years back, we read a story about a little girl that only received three presents for Christmas because three was the number Jesus was given on his birthday. The tradition has stayed for years in our home. I know after reading the Sparkle Box this week, this one will too!  It is a tradition which reminds us not to seek a selfish heart, but one of giving. Giving because Jesus gave to us. 
While the book is targeted to children ages 4-8, it is sure to become a family classic for people of all ages! Hadassah loved looking at the painted pictures. We just made up a shorter version. I read it to Jason, my 6 year old really enjoyed it. It is such an important reminder to little ones because they can get so easily caught up on the "getting" of gifts. My older three kids read it on their own. Although I would have loved to read it to everyone!

The Book is 32-page 10 x 10 jacketed hardcover and would be perfect for a Christmas gift to any little one. Even the front cover has a touch and feel sparkle box.  The best part: It comes with a sparkle box to put on your mantle or under the tree. The ribbon is not included, but would be a fun project to add your own touch.

Author Bio:
Author Jill Hardie and her family began placing a gift for Jesus under their Christmas tree as a way of bringing more meaning to the holiday. The first time they opened His gift, the commercialism of the season melted away and they felt a profound joy and peace. Jill hopes that The Sparkle Box will spark a new Christmas tradition, bringing light into thousands of lives.
Illustrator Bio:
At a very early age, Christine Kornacki developed a love for painting and bringing stories to life. After receiving a BFA in illustration from the University of Hartford, her dreams of illustrating children's books began to take shape. She spends her days painting in her studio, which adjoins a charming cafe in New Haven, Connecticut.


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1 comment:

  1. HI JuRita, we met at my daughters party in september. Our family wanted to invite yours out to our farm. Maybe for an apple pie filling day? We've got the apples!
    let me know!
    Jackie
    biesingerjz@gmail.com

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