Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Robin Mellom
Illustrator: Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Hannah Sparkles was born happy. She loves giving compliments, waving her pom-poms in the air, and doing anything that makes her sparkle. Hannah is thrilled to hear that they have new neighbors with a girl her age named Sunny! Hannah wants to make Sunny happy by showing Sunny all of the things she loves, but she can't get Sunny to smile until it rains. Hannah realizes that Sunny finds her sparkle in different things like lizards, rain, and splashing in the mud, but they can still be friends.
With such cheerful illustrations and a cute story about friendship, this is perfect for young ones who are nervous about making friends. Hannah’s excitement and happiness just radiates throughout the pages. She learns that it is okay that not everyone enjoys the things she does. Hannah realizes that even though she has differences with Sunny they can still be friends and she can also enjoy doing what Sunny likes best.