Tuesday, October 16, 2012

~The Sparkle Box Review and Giveaway~

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.  
My Thoughts

     I have a 4 year old and an 8 year old, and they both really enjoyed reading the book.  There is a lesson to be learned in this book and for the 8 year old it taught her about the spirit of Christmas and giving.  The 4 year old however really just enjoyed looking at the sparkle box and reading the story.
This is a very touching story about a little boy and his family who do things for people without wanting for anything.  The gift of kindness and looking for nothing in return!  I can't spoil the book for you by telling you the story, but I will have to tell you that it is a great story and the BONUS is you get your very own sparkle box with the book!

Now for one of my readers chance to win their very own copy of "The Sparkle Box".  Good luck and you WILL NOT be disappointed, I promise!

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