What’s it about?
A glowworm with a low glow goes on journey to find her glow, and discovers that helping others helps herself too!
Our Review of Shimmer the Glowworm
Miss L had this to say:
“I really liked it that she made others feel good and it made herself glow. When I make others feel good, I feel excited! Shimmer was pretty, especially her purple hair.
I didn’t like that the chameleon got laughed at by the other chameleons when he was pink and purple. That made me feel sad for him. Pink and purple are pretty and they shouldn’t have been mean to him! I’m glad Shimmer helped him find his glow.
The song was beautiful, too. I liked the lady’s voice. It made me want to dance and even mommy and daddy liked it!”
This was a cute, fun book with a wonderful positive message. It immediately drew my six year old in, and I was smiling as I read the story out loud to her. It is so nice to come across books like this, that have short, simple messages that are easy for kids to understand.
The press release stated it was aimed at children in grades 2 through 5, but honestly I felt like it probably wouldn’t be that interesting to kids over grade 3. Even though it was beautiful and fun, it definitely had a much younger ‘feel’ to it that may not be attractive to the older end of the age range.
Overall, there’s nothing you can criticize about this story, and the author – who is trying to promote connection, both to other kids, and to the kids’ innerselves – definitely took a huge step toward her goal with this book.
Title: Shimmer the Glowworm Finds Her Glow | Author: Shelby Herman (site) | Illustrator: Natalie Kelly | Publisher: Inner Treasures | Pub. Date: 2014-10-3 | Pages: 54 | ISBN13: 9780990846307 | Genre: Childrens | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 5 out of 5 | Date Read: 2015-12-17 | Source: Received a copy free from the author in exchange for an honest review.