Small or Tall, We Sparkle After All

A Body Positive Children's Book about Confidence and Kindness

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Pub Date 1 Dec 2020 | Archive Date 11 Jul 2022

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Description

Shreya is tired of being teased for being small. All she wants for her birthday is to grow ten feet tall! Will her wish come true?

This multicultural book, uses culture, concept and science to explain how growth works to children.

Written by multi-award winning author Aditi Wardhan Singh, this diverse and inclusive body positive book helps prevent bullying by showing children that our kindness and actions define who we are, and not how we look.

Body positive affirmations, activities and conversation starters are included in the back.

Lesson plans, audio and video versions of all the Sparkling me children's books are available on RaisingWorldChildren.com

Shreya is tired of being teased for being small. All she wants for her birthday is to grow ten feet tall! Will her wish come true?

This multicultural book, uses culture, concept and science to...


Advance Praise

Aditi Wardhan Singh's picture book story is a feel-good story to help young readers accept themselves the way they are and to remember the self-confidence and kindness is much more important than size or looks. Sparkles, after all, come from within. The story is told in simple language so a young reader can follow along and perhaps read some of it themselves. There is an interesting explanation of Hindu myths and a biological explanation of how our body grows. The colorful illustrations help carry the story along. At the end of the book, there is an interactive section sharing more Hindu stories, some healthy eating and drinking habits, a list of questions to help start a family conversation on the topic, some activity suggestions, and, most importantly, a list of "Daily Affirmations" to promote a daily body positive attitude, not just for children, but for everyone. Very well presented and this book will certainly be an enjoyable addition to a child's library. - Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

What a wonderful way to build a child's self-esteem and confidence. Shreya believed she would suddenly grow tall on her birthday. Her family helps her to see that being small has many advantages. I especially loved how it explained the pituitary gland and hormones and how we each receive our own genes. It's how you see yourself that matters and not to worry about what others believe.  - Dawn Page for Midwest Book Review

Aditi Wardhan Singh's picture book story is a feel-good story to help young readers accept themselves the way they are and to remember the self-confidence and kindness is much more important than...


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Small or Tall, We Sparkle After All was a really lovely book filled with lots of facts and lessons. I loved the inclusion of some Hindu mythology, and the accompanying illustrations. I also liked the affirmations list at the end of the book.

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First, I directly requested for an ARC of this book on NetGalley when I saw that the author is an Indian. I am a foreigner living in India and reading authors from this country makes me feel excited. I like learning new things about India, too.

The story is about a little girl named Shreya who wants to be taller. She opens up her struggles as a kid to her Mom and her Mom have beautiful advice about it as well as her brother.

The book is beautiful. I love how it introduces kids to body positivity. I also love that it has a hint of Indian mythology and even scientific explaination about how the body works. Not to mention, Indian delicacy as well! The title sums up the whole book and I love the rhyme to it.

The drawings are also adorable! They are clear, bright and crisp and it's just stunning. I just love how the drawings are put together. The attention to details is great and it makes the readers want to flip the page more because of the colourful drawings!

I also like how the font is visible. Most of the words are put on white background which is very easy to read. Even though most of the paragraph are in white background, the drawings are still in their beautiful and colourful section.

The end of the book has a little explanation about the short Indian Mythology and about the Indian drinks mentioned in the book. It also has a Daily affirmation in the end which is just touching!

The book expresses that children have their own worries, too. It just takes the people they love to appreciate the good things in them. Everyone of us, tall or small have their own way to spark.

Amazing book indeed!

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Shreya wakes up on her birthday to her Ma Pa and brother Anik singing happy birthday to her but she wishes she was taller and she believes taller is better so her mum shows her how good things come in small packages
Totally recommend so well written with delightful illustrations
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Cute story about we are all special in our own way! I enjoyed the simple message and illustrations. Great resource to add to my teacher toolbox. Thank you to NetGalley for the wonderful ARC.

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