Sunday, February 22, 2015

My share in the conversation...Brighty's Special Gift

Below is my review of Brighty's Special Gift by Dee Wallian. I hope you will look over this little book and consider it for any child in your life. If you have not read yesterday's post by the author, of how the book came to be, please take a few minutes to do will be well worth your time.

Brighty’s Special Gift 
by Dee Wallain

Brighty’s Special Gift is a sweet story about a lonely little star. He is teased and bullied because he is different. This book will resonate some of the same feelings that many young children experience and just maybe, it will help them see that everyone is unique. Everyone has a reason for being here, God’s special purpose. The conclusion was well done and very touching. It is a ‘feel good’ parable.

The story about Brighty is entertaining and should hold the attention of little ones while teaching a valuable lesson or two. One of the parts that I really liked was the separate section at the beginning of the book. It is for parents and teachers and has suggestions for learning activities. Not only is that good for the child but it makes for quality family time. There can never be too much of that. As the author states on the front cover, it is ‘a parable for children of all ages’ and that it is. 

As a grandmother of elementary children and younger, I see the books that are brought home from the school library. I often wonder how a particular book got published, even more so, how it came to be included in the library. Thank you Dee Wallain, for giving us and our children a good book that teaches values and purpose in life. I would be proud for any of my grandchildren to bring Brighty’s Special Gift home. I highly recommend this story to anyone with children and to those working with children.

Although I have stopped giving star ratings for reviews on my blog, I will make an exception this time. I give this adorable 'shining star' five brilliant stars!

There is a giveaway associated with yesterday's post by this author, Dee Wallain. By leaving comments at the post and here at my review, you will double your chances of winning the paperback copy. Be sure to include your email address. Giveaway ends midnight, February 27, 2015.


  1. What a wonderful review, Janet! I am so glad you enjoyed the book. I, too, took pleasure in reading it to my kids. I think having activities at the beginning of the story, encouraging parents to interact with their children is a great idea! :)

  2. What a sweet story this sounds! I love the idea and i think it will be a really good story fir children and parents! :)