The Sparkle Box

The Sparkle Box
by Jill Hardie
Published by Ideals Children’s Books
2012
32 pages

Earlier in the month we received a large, flat rectangular package in the mail. The girls were very interested in finding out what it was. When they opened it, they saw that it was a book. The Sparkle Box is a story of a boy and a box. He doesn’t know what is in the box or who the box is for, but at the end of the story he finds out that it is actually a gift that he gave to Jesus.

Here is the story in the words of Emily (age 3) and Melody (age 5). 🙂

Emily: We read the book. The book is about sparkle. It is for things you put in. Then we finally see it. We opened the sparkle box.
Melody: There was a boy named Sam. He wants a train. He saw something shimmering, and it was the sparkle box. He couldn’t wait to open it. And finally, the time had come. It was time for him to open it. He found little papers and he read it. The paper said that he helped little children who didn’t have anything, and adults too.

The Sparkle Box is a very heart-warming story that speak about how Christmas is much more than all the commercial stuff that we see in advertisements and at the stores. And it’s also a story that can be lived out through the year, not only during the holidays.

We read the book before the girls’ naptime, so they were a little tired, but excited to hear the story and see it come to life as they made their very own sparkle box. They are already deciding what they want to put in there for Jesus this Christmas.

Ready to read The Sparkle Box

Listening intently

Telling me to go get a paper to put something in the box

Making their sparkle box

The girls with the book and the box.

We are giving away a copy of The Sparkle Box on our family blog. (Ends 11/1/12)

– Joyce

Other reviews of The Sparkle Box:
amazon.com
Christian Book

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6 thoughts on “The Sparkle Box

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  2. Looks like a great book. The girls and I will be packing several OCC boxes, and then researching the country where our box will end up so they learn about kids in need in that country.

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