“The Sparkle Box” by Jill Hardie

The Sparkle BoxThe Sparkle Box by Jill Hardie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Are you looking for a Christmas book that is family-oriented and teachings traditional giving values? This illustrated storybook may be the choice for you. This book follows Sam a few weeks before Christmas up to the big day, as he sees others in need and provides practical solutions to their need (ie: mittens for the cold, etc.). The end goal for Sam is to get to the “sparkle box,” a silver-glittered box sitting under the Christmas tree. And here’s the spoiler, but a need-to-know for parents looking for a good book for their kids: the sparkle box contains slips of paper of the good deeds that Sam did, as a reminder to be an example of the light of the world. Following a traditional Christian household that is more premillennial for a parenting age-range, this book is a reminder of the values that many have grown up with but the culture seems to lack in a modern sense.

This book is a good selection for traditional Christmas-bound households looking to add more than Santa at the mall to their holiday list. As an added bonus, the book comes with a foldable sparkle box in the back to help the reader get started with the taught value right away. Practical in value and reminiscent of what many are looking for today, this book is a timely addition to Christmas-lover bookshelves. In a society where “Merry Christmas” are the unspeakable words, this book is a great reminder of the values that this December holidays provides (and no, it’s not shopping).

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