Thursday, March 27, 2014

GIVEAWAY and Review: The Sparkle Egg Book


My Thoughts:

If you loved The Sparkle Box when I review it a year an a half ago (if you don't remember it or didn't see it is a lovely book that engages the use of a sparkly box to help children engage in the true meaning of Christmas and learn what it means to give and do for others) then you are really going to love the next book by Jill Hardie titled The Sparkle Egg.

My kids couldn't wait to start reading the book, because face it, what kid isn't going to be intrigued by a book with a glittery egg on the cover along with Easter candy. So we read it for the first time as soon as they walked in the door after school was over. My son's response right away was to ask me if we can go make our own sparkly egg for Easter, which we do plan to do as soon as I get some plastic eggs. When we make ours I will let my kids be creative and choose if they want a golden egg or some other color. You can pick up glitter and plastic eggs at the dollar store, so this project won't have to cost you much, or maybe you have both of these items in your home.

This book really got them engaged in what Easter really is about, and it's not about a bunny or chocolates. You can read below about what the books is all about and decide for yourself and then at the bottom of the post you can enter to win your own copy.

About The Sparkle Egg  from Ideals Publications -

Easter is coming, and Sam loves Easter! But this year, he is upset about a lie he told his parents. Even though he apologized and they forgave him, Sam can’t shake the feeling that he is a bad kid for what he did. Meanwhile, his parents help him make a special Easter craft called a Sparkle Egg. His mom tells him to write anything he feels sorry about or ashamed of on a piece of paper and put it inside his Sparkle Egg.

On Easter morning, when he opens his Sparkle Egg expecting a surprise, Sam finds that it is empty! His parents explain that because Jesus died and rose again, we are forgiven. Like the tomb that first Easter Day, Sam's egg is empty—and Sam’s wrongdoing is completely forgiven. Once he accepts this forgiveness fully, Sam realizes a truth: we can sparkle and shine with God’s light when we let God’s gift of grace into our hearts. This touching story will strike a deep chord with readers of all ages, and the Sparkle Egg tradition will help readers and their families grasp the totality of God’s perfect grace.


This is just to give you an idea of another lovely holiday book available from Ideals Publications.

ONE READER WILL WIN A COPY OF THE SPARKLE EGG
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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

18 comments:

Jodi said...

What a great book. Most kids only think of the Easter Bunny and decorating eggs at Easter time. This is a great reminder of what Easter is really about.

Julie said...

A great book - my kids love the Christmas Sparkle box book. I would be sharing this with my kids & my nieces & nephews as well since they've all read the Christmas one at Grandma's house

tara pittman said...

My boys will love this book. I love books that teach lessons

ColleenMarie82 said...

I think my kids would really enjoy this book!!

Julie said...

My kids would love this booK!

Giant Sis said...

I'd give it to my 4-year-old niece! (liz n)

Bethany said...

My nieces and nephews

Bethany said...

My nieces and nephews

momawall said...

My daughter.

Narathip Wall
polo_wataga at yahoo dot com

Kemberley Crosswhite said...

both of my little boys :) senior06chs@aol.com

Diana said...

I would love to read with my granddaughters
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Nancy said...

If I won, I'd read this to our grandchild.

Nancy
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cassandra sudduth said...

I would give this to my nephew or a good friend of mine who just had a baby in Dec.

Karen Propes said...

I will give it and read to my granddaughter. What a lovely way to explain about Easter to a child.
Thanks
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Darlene said...

This would be for my granddaughter.

Tami Valentine said...

Im collecting books to have at my home for future grand kids. Thanks for the chance to win!

Ashley P said...

I would read this to my beautiful daughter :) She loves eggs.. Strange I know LOL

Sue Hull said...

Id read it to my niece. I have the Sparkle Box book and my nieces love hearing the story. Thank you :)
sue-hull64 at comcast dot net