In the early days of the universe where it is cold and dark with zillions of stars, Brighty feels completely alone. He has no one to play with or talk to. The other stars taunt, torment and bully him because he is strange and different from them. Brighty is hurt by their teasing. He thinks he cannot take it anymore; he loses all hope. After crying out in the big, black darkness for eons, something wonderful happens just in time . . .
2016 Illumination Book Awards Bronze Medalist - Enduring Light Children's Picture Book
The Enduring Light medals reward exemplary Christian-themed books published since the year 2000. These medals are presented to books with enduring messages in five categories: Christian Thought; Devotional; Inspirational; Christian Fiction; and Christian Children’s Book.
From the Author
Growing up is not always easy and may even be painful with lots of challenges. Some children may either know someone or be the one who is left out because they are different from the rest. There are many causes for someone to feel set apart. It could be cultural, religious, physical, or mental. When a child gangs up on anotherother children because of differences, it is called bullying and can be a very painful and isolating experience. Hopefully, you will find the message in Brighty to be one of hope and faith, love and forgiveness. If readers can’t relate from Brighty’s point of view, they will be moved to grow in empathy and compassion.
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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 grandchildren 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.