Long before the Easter season arrives, discussion of the Easter Bunny, Easter Treats and the reason for the season are at the forefront of our family discussions. There is so much more to the season, and there is The Sparkle Egg. Life paves a road we all walk, mistakes will happen, small lies will be told, but the power of forgiveness is right in each of our hands, and this book provides a nice life lesson.
Baskets, bunnies, chicks, candy, jellybeans, chocolate, ham and more make up the season of Easter, but so does forgiveness. Before you know it the Easter Bunny will be hopping on by and we will be on our way to Summer. The book I have just read is a wonderful book for K-5 about the season of forgiveness and the true promise of the Easter Season.
A young boy named Sam loves Easter but a little lie that he told may hold him back from truly enjoying the full feeling of the season. Sam did come clean and tell his parents the truth but he really can’t shake that bad feeling he has about his lie. A special egg craft is presented to Sam by his mom to help him enjoy the season: The Sparkle Egg. His mom provides directives that include decorating the egg and writing down what he feels sorry or ashamed about on a piece of paper that he will tuck into the egg. What happens to the message inside The Sparkle Egg on Easter morning? The piece of paper is gone, just as Jesus was empty that first Easter Day. The wrong doing is completely forgiven and if Sam would accept his forgiveness he can sparkle and shine in God’s light just like The Sparkle Egg.
The book is a wonderful, easy read. My son and I alternated reading pages and he enjoyed the message. We discussed lying, telling the truth and forgiveness. This book truly offers a symbol of the true promise of the Easter Season and the illustrations are rich, realistic and make page turning fun. Lavishly live life out loud, enjoying a book that is sure to provide active discussion and promote a great life lesson. Reading together is fun and this read will help teach kids how a wrong doing can be forgiven. Life is forgiveness.
Book was provided to facilitate review, images and opinions are my own.