The Sparkle Box written by Jill Hardie is an excellent book to read for Christmas. The story is about a little boy who is excited about Christmas. He notices a beautiful sparkle box on top of the mantel and asks his mom if he can open it. She says it’s not time we have to add a few more things. Well he is waiting they take clothes and food to a shelter to help those in need. They drive by the park of lights and the little boy notices a homeless man sleeping on the bench. He feels very sad for the man. He then attends his father’s office party where it’s announced they gathered enough money for a well in Africa for people to drink clean water. The little boy buys some mittens and a candy bar. Before he leaves he notices the from the park bench, where he gave the mittens and candy bar too. He light up someones day and that is something to be proud of. Well the Sparkle Box is an amazing idea where you write on paper the things you did for someone else. At Christmas it’s your gift to Jesus. The book explains it way better then I did.
It’s a must read!
The graphics are gorgeous in the book. My daughter was really into the story. I don’t think she totally understood the concept but she loved the story. The more we read and talk about it I feel that it’s a great lesson for her to learn as well.
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.
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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