Monday, March 31, 2014

The Sparkle Egg book Give-a-way!

The winner is commenter #26 - Kimberly!  Thanks for all who entered.

My daughter and I read through this book one afternoon.   It is beautifully illustrated.   The book is a way to tell the story of Christ's love and forgiveness in a way that a child will understand.  My daughter very much enjoyed it and we were able to discuss it afterwards.  We also plan to make our own sparkle egg this year.  I have a copy of the book to give-a-way.  See the details below!

About The Sparkle Egg 
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.

Written by Jill Hardie
Illustrated by Christine Kornacki
Available now!
Hardcover with jacket, 10 x 10, 32 pages
ages 4 to 8 
Give-a-way information: If you would like to enter just leave your e-mail address.  You may also leave a comment about what you do to get ready for Easter or a tradition that your family does on Easter.

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Author Bio
Jill Hardie’s first book, The Sparkle Box, ignited a new Christmas tradition that helps center Christmas in the true joy of the season. Now Jill is hoping to touch lives with a new Easter tradition with The Sparkle Egg. She lives in North Canton, Ohio.

Illustrator Bio
Christine Kornacki illustrated the highly acclaimed The Sparkle Box. She has a love for painting and a knack for bringing stories to life. Christine received a BFA in illustration from the University of Hartford and spends most days painting in her studio, which adjoins a charming café in New Haven, Connecticut.

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    I like to make baskets for the kids and have an egg hunt in the yard

  2. I plan one Easter activity\craft a day for the 4weeks before Easter. Sometimes as big as a egg hunt or as small as a contact paper/foam egg activity.

  3. monkeyshinersbaby at yahoo Love these books that help kids understand the true meaning of holidays (i'm assuming this is the same author as the Sparkle Box?)

  4. We decorate the house and dye eggs :)

  5. katyhazard at yahoo - we love going through the Resurrection Eggs, 1 each day counting down until Easter.

  6. We do the while trivium for Easter with confetti egg hunt/fight afterwards!

  7. - We attend our church's easter egg hunt!

  8. -- We leave the baskets at the front door for the kids

  9. We do a lot as a Family, so after Church we have a big breakfast then go home for Family and a midday meal. The kids help decorate the outside with painted paper eggs we make into banners. Then have a big egg hunt.

  10. We usually bake cookies, dye eggs, and then go to Church!

  11. llew415 at gmail dot com, we usually go to my moms house

  12. I usually read a story all week before Easter, we dye eggs, and we pick out candy to give to the church.

  13. This year my son and I are making Easter cards for our family. He loves painting so everyday we make one card. A thumbprint chic card, painting with shaving cream to make pastel designs with stickers etc.

    Chelsea B; ocean_envy@yahoo dot com

  14. We always go to my in-laws' house for a huge family dinner and egg hunt for the kids!
    wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

  15. My mother used to always take pictures of how unkempt our rooms were, with the Easter baskets right in the middle. ;)

    mercedesyardley atgmaildotcom

  16. ssremington at Thank you for the Easter giveaway!

  17. we paint eggs. eclairre at ymail dot com

  18. My kids love attending easter egg hunts.

  19. we color eggs and plant flowers

  20. We go see the promise at church.

  21. I love to color eggs and design Easter baskets at Easter.

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  22. We have an Easter egg hunt at Grandma's.

  23. We hunt eggs, go to church, and have dinner at Miomi's.

  24. we do family easter dinner.. grammie makes all the kids up easter baskets.. of a bunch of different things.. from clothes to candy... fruit snacks are always a big hit... get them a movie ... we play games all day.. we do arts n crafts, watch movies.. play ball... build puzzles... read.. I so adore my grandkids n they bring me so much joy... thanks for the chance....

  25. We love to do the resurrection eggs and talk about the story of Jesus.


  26. We always have a big easter egg hunt.

  27. This would be a great book for the church. My "little" boys are growing up and soon Easter Egg hunts will be a thing of the past, but at least they get to help with the little kids. Thank you


  28. We always make our own baskets, have egg hunts, make deviled eggs, and have a huge family dinner!

  29. Every year we color eggs, decorate and have an Easter egg hunt. Our whole family gets together for an Easter potluck. Thank you :)
    sue-hull64 at comcast dot net

  30. We decorate eggs and have an easter hunt.


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