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Sparkle Boy

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Strong family, acceptance rule in sweet stereotype-buster.

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Skillfully avoiding drama, hysteria, and preachiness, Lesléa Newman delivers a sweet, level-headed story steeped in love and family values about a 3-year-old boy obsessed with all things glittery. Peer pressure, gender stereotypes, and a lot of relatable sibling dynamics all play a role here. Supportive adults really shine, but kids, especially big sis Jessie, have to think for themselves and make their own choices. Illustrator Maria Mola brings the characters to life with lots of color, and facial expressions that add a lot to the story.

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