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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Lily Jean dreamed of having a brother or a sister to play with because her parents were busy with their work. She liked looking at the glitter of her mother's jewelry and her eyes also sparkled. It was a gloomy day and Lily Jean was looking out of the window when she heard a child's voice. She went to the landing and saw her mother with another lady and a child who was introduced to Lily Jean as Sara. Lily Jean was happy as she took Sara by the hand to show her around her room. Both the girls became friends and after they had lunch in Lily Jean's room, she showed Sara her mother's jewelry box. Sara tried on some rings and held them to the light to admire the glitter and the sparkles. They were both sad when they said their goodbyes. A few weeks later Lily Jean's mother complained that one of the rings was missing and Lily Jean told her how she had taken out the rings when Sara had come. She promised her mother she would not touch her rings again. What was the good news Lily Jean's mother told her that made her jump up and down? Would Lily Jean be able to find her mother's lost ring?
Lily Jean: Full of Sparkle by Colleen Baxter Sullivan is a sparkling story that is adorable and brings a smile to the faces of young readers by seeing Lily Jean getting the right gift from her parents at the right time. The illustrations are as delightful as the story and the characters and give the book a good pace and movement. It is a lovely storybook for tutors and parents to use for storytelling and read-aloud sessions to see the sparkles happening in the eyes of young listeners.