Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Angela DiTerlizzi
Illustrator: Samantha Cotterill
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
A package arrives by post to a young girl's home. Inside is, you guessed it, glitter! She creates a glistening blue crown, adds sparkle to her room, and really goes hog wild with the stuff until she, her house, and her ginger cat are buried in the stuff. Literally. The package wasn't THAT big. How did they get so carried away? The lesson learned is that there can be too much of a good thing, even if it is among your favorite things. All you really need to be happy is a friend, like this little girl's cat. At the end the rain has cleared up and the sun is shining and there is a new package on her stoop. Eyes are peering out of this one!
What a delightful book! If you know a girl who loves sparkly bling then you have found her next gift! The illustrations are colorful and drenched in glitter. The little girl and her faithful cat are full of joy and exhuberance that practically leaps off the page as they run amok with sparkle here and sparkle there. Sparkle, sparkle everywhere! The text is written in rhyme, and though the rhymes seemed slightly awkward in spots, it moves forward quite smoothly and with humor. The mess cleans up mysteriously begging the question, how much sparkle was real and how much was her imagination? Books promoting imagination are always wonderful and readers will wish that this magical mailman would deliver something fun to their own front door!