I must admit that I love all things that sparkle. I still enjoy wearing clothing with sequins just as I did as a child. My three children have also inherited by love of glitter. My oldest daughter would love if all her clothing were covered in shiny sequins. When recently offered the chance to review Glitter!: A Celebration of Sparkle from Adams Media in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity to add a new title to my home library.
Glitter!: A Celebration of Sparkle allows fans of all things sparkly to indulge their obsession with glitter. Arguing that glitter is a lifestyle rather than just something pretty to look at, the book includes history, trivia, quotes, and tips for using glitter safely and responsibly. Glittery craft projects include glitter lip balm and eye shadow, glitter candles, glitter shoes, glitter bath bombs, glitter slime, and glitter drinking glasses, among others. The book additionally includes four pull-out glitter-quote cards to display. The unique sparkly design also makes the book a perfect gift for a glitter fan for the holiday season. The 160-page hardback book currently costs $11.72 on Amazon with a list price of $16.99.
As aforementioned, my oldest daughter loves glitter. (She also loves pink.) When she saw my copy of Glitter!: A Celebration of Sparkle arrive, she immediately begged me to let her take a look at the book. She will turn 7 in less than two weeks, and she read half the book straight through as soon as I handed the ode to glitter over to her. The book is fun to read cover to cover and also to flip through later on. My favorite parts are the historical facts. I had no idea that people were sewing sparkles onto their clothing as early at the 1400s. I also learned that the US Air Force released aluminum glitter from the back of airplanes to confuse radar during World War II, a fact that I found absolutely fascinating!
My daughter especially loves all the craft projects described throughout the pages. After she read the book the first time, she begged me to buy some candles and Mod Podge so that she could make the glittery candles described as one of the crafts. She also found the idea of a “glitter bomb” hilarious. As she said to me, “A glitter bomb is the only safe kind of bomb.” My daughter also says about the book, “I liked that it was easy to read and that it tells a lot about glitter and has crafts with glitter. Because I love glitter!” Glitter!: A Celebration of Sparkle is definitely a huge hit in my house!
If you are searching for a gift for the upcoming holiday season for the glitter fan in your life, look no further than Glitter!: A Celebration of Sparkle from Adams Media. The 160-page hardback book includes history, trivia, quotes, crafts, and tips for using glitter. The book also includes four pull-out glitter-quote cards to display. My oldest daughter, who loves all things glitter, gives the book two enthusiastic thumbs up. Glitter!: A Celebration of Sparkle is sure to please anyone who loves all things that sparkle!
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