Thursday, December 3, 2015
The Sparkle Box
The moving story of an uncommon gift and how giving to others shows a little boy the true meaning of Christmas. Sam is so excited about Christmas! He’s thinking about his Christmas list, anticipating holiday parties, and puzzling over one very mysterious gift—a sparkly box sitting on the mantel above the fireplace. In the midst of the festivities, Sam and his family participate in various acts of kindness to others. On Christmas morning, when Sam finally opens the Sparkle Box, he finds only slips of paper that record the family’s good deeds. Sam’s parents explain that the things that they’ve been doing for others are, in fact, a gift for Jesus—for Jesus said that whatever we do for the least of these, we do for Him. This heartfelt story will inspire readers to adopt this faith-centered tradition in their own homes, using the included Sparkle Box.
My thoughts: I have mentioned before how I love to have a stack of Christmas books for the kids around this time of year, to help re-iterate what Christmas is really about. I'm thrilled to add this one to my stack! It is an excellent story of a young boy who learns about acts of kindness and how to keep the holidays from being just about the presents that one receives. I love that it comes with a sparkle box, so families can start their own tradition of performing acts of kindness as a way of giving back to the Lord.
I received this book from First Look in exchange for my honest review.
Some of my other Christmas favorites for kids:
M is for Manger
A Star for Jesus
The Story of Christmas