Just Add Glitter by Angela Diterlizzi

Just Add Glitter

Is there really such a thing as too much bling? Find out in this sparkly homage to imagination and creativity gone wild that’s perfect for even the youngest fashion and crafting enthusiasts!Has the rainy day got you down?Not feeling fancy in your gown?Just add glitter!It all starts with a mysterious mail delivery, a little girl with a big imagination, and a sprinkling of twinkling glitter. Before long there’s glitter here, glitter there—gli...

Details Just Add Glitter

TitleJust Add Glitter
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Art

Reviews Just Add Glitter

  • Laura
    “Glitter, glitter everywhere!”Now I am not a sparkly person. Black is the dominant color in my wardrobe. But this book! Haha…This book made this dark hearted reader smile and shine.Too boring, dull or quiet? Just add glitter! To anything or anyone or any place. Come follow along as our young heroine and her cat decorate her world with glitter.“Try a speck, a fleck, a sprinkle.See how things begin to twinkle.A little here,a little there.Gl...
  • Chance Lee
    One of my biggest regrets in life is giving glitter to a 10-year-old then walking away. This book forces me to relive that nightmare. An unexplained box with GOOGLY EYES shows up on the last page and if the sequel is JUST ADD GOOGLY EYES it will become my BIBLE.
  • Abigail
    "Bored, ignored, or feeling down? / Need some fancy in your town? / Want some shine upon your crown? / Just add glitter!" So begins the narrative of this fun rhyming picture-book romp, which follows a young craft-oriented girl and her pet cat, who get a box of glitter in the mail, and proceed to go a little wild. Is there such a thing as too much glitter though...?Pairing an entertaining read-aloud text from author Angela DiTerlizzi with immensel...
  • Effie
    First of all, I'm not a fan of glitter, so this is probably just not for me, but I felt the need to review it because I loved the illustrations so much. I really like how Cotterill's illustrations are in a 3D world. It reminds me of the beautiful, soulful book The Visitor by Antje Damm, where I first saw this style used. Then of course there's the glitter... Not my favorite in terms of text, nothing to complain about there, but the illustrations ...
  • KC
    This is an awesome book with beautiful cut-outs and glitter on the pages. Loved this. (Glitter, not so much!)
  • Ireadkidsbooks
    It sparkles!
  • Edward Sullivan
    It makes everything better.
  • Ben Truong
    Just Add Glitter is a children's picture book written by Angela Diterlizzi (even her surname sounds glittery) and illustrated by Samantha Cotterill. It is a book about how a little glitter could brighten anyone's day.Diterlizzi's text is simplistic, straightforward, and lyrical. It captured the childish exuberance, joie de vivre, and the je ne sais quoi of childish innocence and their eternal love for glitter in rhyme. Cotterill's illustrations a...
  • Raven Black
    The idea is interesting, do a craft project by adding glitter. Of course it gets out of hand. The moral is that if you have too much of a good thing you can not see the real things that sparkle. The child does clean up in the end, which is a nice touch. The illustrations save the book. As the publisher said they are made by making "hand drawn paper cutout that are then digitally colored, set in a 3-D environment wit the worlds supply of glitter b...
  • Erin Buhr
    I love the exuberance and creativity that burst from these pages. As a mom I must admit my relationship with glitter and therefore feelings about this book are a bit mixed, but this book is so much fun. The rhyming text is brief and lively. The idea is so fun and captures childhood perfectly. The illustrations are my favorite part. I'm fascinated by the 3-D diorama process Samantha Cotterill used to create the pictures. Look closely and you will ...
  • Ms. Arca
    2.5/okay. I did love the page with all of the colors and glitter on it— so I imagine a young reader would delight in that page too. I cant help but wonder how this book gets printed?? The story was just ok and delivery was alright, it felt like it rested on the glitter trick so either you are sold by the fact that there are glittery pages or not. I like that the kid gets mail and that it’s about making things (this could be a fun rainy day re...
  • Pam
    The postal carrier drops off a package to start this story. The girl and her cat discover it's full of glitter. They add it to everything - starting with a little bit and then more and more. Eventually, they realize that all that glitter hides the most important sparklers - themselves.Cute ending as another package appears on the doorstep - this one with googly eyes.Actual glitter makes the pages sparkle and give some texture for tactile learners...
  • Robin Loughlin
    This is a super cute book. Not a lot of words, but a lot of color!! It is a rhyming book, so it is very fun to read aloud, especially to children who enjoy a lot of bling! Another cute aspect is that all the glitter has texture so the child can touch and feel it on every page! I highly recommend this book!
  • Rebecca Ann
    I feel like this book may have been funded by a glitter-producing company. I would love this book if I didn't have a love/fear relationship with glitter. It can be harmful to the user's health and get into the water. Also, and perhaps most importantly, you can never clean it up. If I completely separate the message from the illustrations...I love them!
  • Alyssa Gudenburr
    This book describes me so well! A must read for all glitter fans! The story has several scenarios where the main character and her cat add glitter to make themselves happy and their surroundings pretty. This book would make a better read aloud because of the REAL GLITTER on some of the pages you HAVE to touch.
  • mary dewley
    This book will make a convert of any glitter Grinch!It will put a smile on your face as you cheerfully read each rhyming line. But...look out...I see some googly eyes at the end of the book! Fun story hour read to boost little imaginations. Love the 3-d look of the pictures.
  • Annese
    Not the biggest fan of glitter, but I love this!! Its so bright, and sparkly, and easy to read. As I read it, I imagined myself in storytime throwing streamers or scarves - anything to give the kiddos the same thrill as the little girl in the book.
  • Hans
    Another bad-influence uncle gift for the niecelings. Maybe even for older niece to read to younger niece. Probably should drop shift a box of glitter and googly eyes...but want to be invited to Thanksgiving and other holidays.
  • Lindsey
    This picture book is adorable. The illustrations combine drawings, bright color, cut paper and photographs. The ending is very cute, too.
  • Anna
    What a cute book! Feel-good, rhyming glitter makes you happy book!
  • Meg
    OMG I LOVE THIS BOOK! I'd never seen an illustration style like this. The story isn't much, but it's really a unique piece of art. Hope to see more from this collaborative author team!
  • Amy
    This was such a cute book!
  • Lisa D
    Loved it!
  • pati
    A very sparkly book.
  • Syntha Green
    Loved it! The pictures are divine, it's so uniquely illustrated. I hope there's a sequel.
  • Robin
    Very colorful and slightly tactile. Lesson about moderation.
  • Emma
    It’s so sparkly and shiny. Liked the humor at the end.
  • Jana Tenbrook (Reviews from the Stacks)
    This is a beautiful picture book, with gorgeous glitter on just about every page. The message is even more beautiful than the pictures though; it is encouraging and heartwarming.
  • Liz Handler
    Glitter can add just that something extra that you need.
  • Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
    This was a bit of a sensory experience. Love the glitter feel on certain pages.