“I Love the Sparkle in You” by Mandy Woolf

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I Love the Sparkle in You

Mandy Woolf
The Book Reality Experience (2023)
ISBN: 978-1923020078
Reviewed by Tammy Ruggles for Reader Views (07/2023)

“I Love the Sparkle in You” by award-winning Mandy Woolf and illustrated by Elmira Georgieva, is the perfect little children’s book to help young readers age 3 to 13 how to recognize their own true sparkle–which is that unique something that makes each of us special. This story helps us all, from children to adults, celebrate the special gifts given to us by the universe, which in turn creates our very own sparkle.

No matter where a child lives or where they come from…regardless of circumstance…the universe rejoiced when you were born. This is the inspiring, comforting message contained in these pages. This a message we can all benefit from, especially in these trying times today. Youngsters who can’t yet read can have their parents read out loud to them, and then they can all be touched by the magic of this simple yet profound book.

The quality of the writing makes this book one to cherish for years to come. It’s a story that can be read time and time again, perhaps in a reading circle at the library, in elementary school, or at home. This message needs to be heard more than once because children go through problems and need reassurance that they matter and that they are valued for their own uniqueness. Some children are taken for granted. They are never told that they are important or have special qualities, talents, or gifts.

Woolf definitely has her finger on the pulse of what children need to hear, and the messages parents and caring adults need to impart. She seems to really care about the story she is telling and the children she is writing for. We definitely need more authors like this one. The illustrations are just right for this story, colorful, happy, inviting–above all, adorable. This particular book, along with the others the author writes, would make a wonderful addition to your child’s library or classroom.

If you know of a child who has a particular need to hear a positive message like this, then this is the audience I feel the author is writing for. But it could be for anyone really, even a parenting group that needs a resource to share with parents on how to boost their child’s self-esteem and help them realize their self-worth. The glossary of “tricky words” at the end comes in handy, and the “battle cry” or empowering phrases are a nice surprise as well. Every child, parent, teacher, or counselor should have a copy of “I Love the Sparkle in You” by Mandy Woolf.

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