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—glitter, glitter EVERYWHERE! But just when she’s about to add more glitter, the little girl realizes maybe there is such a thing as too much bling when you and your best pal start to get lost in it…From beloved author Angela DiTerlizzi and illustrator Samantha Cotterill comes a silly and sweet story that celebrates imagination, creativity, and knowing when enough is enough—or is it?!

Just Add Glitter Details

TitleJust Add Glitter
Author
ReleaseJan 1st, 1970
Rating
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Art, Storytime

Just Add Glitter Review

  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    January 1, 1970
    5 stars! Super fun children’s book! Bright and colourful with tons of glitter sparkling on every page.Thank you to my amazing local library for introducing my kids to this amazing book at their Children’s Storytime program this morning! 💗
  • Kathryn
    January 1, 1970
    Just read the title. How could you possibly go wrong?
  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    “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.Glitter, glitter anywhere!”I loved this little book. It spar “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.Glitter, glitter anywhere!”I loved this little book. It sparkles! The pages have texture and color and enthusiasm. The fun and energy jump off the pages! You’ll feel it. I mean really feel it! You can run your fingers over the pages and feel the glitter. :DA beautiful read that just might show readers that we shine every day in our own way with or without glitter.Highly recommended.
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  • Chance Lee
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • KC
    January 1, 1970
    This is an awesome book with beautiful cut-outs and glitter on the pages. Loved this. (Glitter, not so much!)
  • Abigail
    January 1, 1970
    "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 immensely appealing multimedia artwork - featuring lots of "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 immensely appealing multimedia artwork - featuring lots of glitter, or course - from illustrator Samantha Cotterill, Just Add Glitter is the perfect picture-book for young children who love (you guessed it) a bit of sparkle. I found the scene in which the young heroine and her cat are all but buried in piles of glitter particularly droll, and appreciated the ending, in which a new box waits on the doorstep. Recommended to children who love sparkly, glittery things.
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  • b.andherbooks
    January 1, 1970
    Getting over the fact this book may inspire a real-life glitter incident in your home (the kid and the cat do clean up their mess in the end), the art and text of this book is just so charming.I thought we needed all this bling,but it's just too much of a good thing.The glitter made it hard to see,what sparkles most...is you and me.Also, I LOVE when a kids' book foreshadows the next, which this one does with aplomb. The titular glitter arrives as a special package and at the end of the story the Getting over the fact this book may inspire a real-life glitter incident in your home (the kid and the cat do clean up their mess in the end), the art and text of this book is just so charming.I thought we needed all this bling,but it's just too much of a good thing.The glitter made it hard to see,what sparkles most...is you and me.Also, I LOVE when a kids' book foreshadows the next, which this one does with aplomb. The titular glitter arrives as a special package and at the end of the story the kiddo gets another mystery box delivery with what looks to be googly eyes!My seven year old ALWAYS notices these little details (and before I do), so I really appreciate them.
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  • Marina
    January 1, 1970
    As a glitter aficionado I concede that I may have been subtly influenced (if you can call glitter subtle) in my admission that this is a glorious book. Mainly for the illustrations and the textured illusion of glitter (without the horrible consequence of loose glitter everywhere like you get with some greeting cards). Plus it rhymes, there's a cat (even though it's not black), and a subtle hint of a possible follow up book about googly eyes(?).
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  • Tricia
    January 1, 1970
    The illustrations in this rhyming text book are adorable beyond words. My fellow librarian and myself flipped through it at the desk and gasped aloud at the first glitter-ific page. A great read aloud for the glitter enthusiast in your home.
  • Susan
    January 1, 1970
    Amazing artwork, super fun, and my kid loved it. Yay!
  • chrissy
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 stars➵ Just Add Glitter is a lovely children's book regarding how to brighten up your day when things aren't going your way, or when you need to add a little extra flair to your boring old life. The answer, of course, is to just add glitter!➵ CHARACTERSThe little girl featured throughout the story has so much energy, but it's clear that she is also experiencing a lot of negative emotions. That being said, she has found ways to be optimistic and combat that negativity. ➵ ILLUSTRATIONSThe illu 2.5 stars➵ Just Add Glitter is a lovely children's book regarding how to brighten up your day when things aren't going your way, or when you need to add a little extra flair to your boring old life. The answer, of course, is to just add glitter!➵ CHARACTERSThe little girl featured throughout the story has so much energy, but it's clear that she is also experiencing a lot of negative emotions. That being said, she has found ways to be optimistic and combat that negativity. ➵ ILLUSTRATIONSThe illustrations felt very monotonous. It felt like I was looking at the same three illustrations rotated in a pattern between 38 pages. There wasn't anything new or exciting about them. It was all stuff I had seen previously in the book or overused cliches in the illustration world. ➵ WRITINGMy big issue is that to us, teenagers and adults, just add glitter is clearly a metaphor explaining you can always bring light into your life regardless how dark or boring it seems. Without any prior explanation, I don't think a child would immediately pick up on that right away in the way we can. ➵ Along with the illustrations as aforementioned, the writing seemed very monotonous as well although it is with purpose, therefore, I am not complaining about it nor upset about it. I was expecting it, anyway. ➵ FINAL THOUGHTSWhile Just Add Glitter is quite the encouraging children's book, it does take at least a little bit of background for kids to truly understand it. I thought it was cute and all, but I've read better and I KNOW this one won't fall ANYWHERE near those when comparing. It fell short on a few imporant aspects, hence my low rating.
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  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    January 1, 1970
    Just Add Glitter by Angela DiTerlizzi, illustrated by Samantha Cotterill. PICTURE BOOK. Beach Lane (Simon), 2018. $18. 9781481409674BUYING ADVISORY: EL (K-3), EL - ESSENTIALAUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGHAre things around you looking a little dull? Then maybe what you need is a little glitter! O maybe A LOT OF GLITTER! There is however, too much of a good thing, because if everything sparkles, then how can you see your best sparkly YOU!? The darling text and the colorful, glittery, textured pages are fun, Just Add Glitter by Angela DiTerlizzi, illustrated by Samantha Cotterill. PICTURE BOOK. Beach Lane (Simon), 2018. $18. 9781481409674BUYING ADVISORY: EL (K-3), EL - ESSENTIALAUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGHAre things around you looking a little dull? Then maybe what you need is a little glitter! O maybe A LOT OF GLITTER! There is however, too much of a good thing, because if everything sparkles, then how can you see your best sparkly YOU!? The darling text and the colorful, glittery, textured pages are fun, fun, fun! And I love the little surprise of the package the mailman delivers next to the girl’s porch.Cindy, Middle School Librarian, MLShttps://kissthebookjr.blogspot.com/20...
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  • Effie
    January 1, 1970
    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 bring this book to life.
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  • Karyn
    January 1, 1970
    Glitter is my favorite color and I was totally THRILLED to see this book to say the least. Such cute illustrations and I love how each page has some sparkle to it. This is definitely a book for any kid who can't get enough of glitter in their lives!
  • Nancy Kotkin
    January 1, 1970
    Glitter makes everyone feel better. But is it possible to have too much of a good thing? This rhyming picture book is super fun. Phenomenal illustrations contain amazing dimension and perspective and, of course, all that glitter!
  • Patricia Gmitrovic
    January 1, 1970
    I can always go for more GLITTER!
  • Racheal
    January 1, 1970
    Really cute! Great rhyme and rhythm, cute multimedia illustrations. Plus, ya know, GLITTER :D
  • Anthony
    January 1, 1970
    Just the title alone gives away what to do when your bored, ignored or feeling down. A jaunty tale of rhyme, and how to bring the bling. But could there be such a thing as too much bling? This book sparkles from cover to cover.
  • Ireadkidsbooks
    January 1, 1970
    It sparkles!
  • Edward Sullivan
    January 1, 1970
    It makes everything better.
  • Nancy
    January 1, 1970
    Very funny to read including the glitter pages, may give parents and custodians bad dreams!
  • Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
    January 1, 1970
    This was a bit of a sensory experience. Love the glitter feel on certain pages.
  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    This book could not have been timed better! In the grey doldrums of February, closely resembling the first page of this book, this book arrived just like a package that arrives by post to a young girl's home. Inside is, you guessed it, glitter! She creates a glistening blue crown, adds sparkle to her room, and really goes hog wild with the stuff until she, her house, and her ginger cat are buried in the stuff. Literally. The package wasn't THAT big. How did they get so carried away? The lesson l This book could not have been timed better! In the grey doldrums of February, closely resembling the first page of this book, this book arrived just like a package that arrives by post to a young girl's home. Inside is, you guessed it, glitter! She creates a glistening blue crown, adds sparkle to her room, and really goes hog wild with the stuff until she, her house, and her ginger cat are buried in the stuff. Literally. The package wasn't THAT big. How did they get so carried away? The lesson learned is that there can be too much of a good thing, even if it is among your favorite things. All you really need to be happy is a friend, like this little girl's cat. At the end the rain has cleared up and the sun is shining and there is a new package on her stoop. Eyes are peering out of this one!What a delightful book! If you know a girl who loves sparkly bling then you have found her next gift! The illustrations are colorful and drenched in glitter. The little girl and her faithful cat are full of joy and exhuberance that practically leaps off the page as they run amok with sparkle here and sparkle there. Sparkle, sparkle everywhere! The text is written in rhyme, and though the rhymes seemed slightly awkward in spots, it moves forward quite smoothly and with humor. The mess cleans up mysteriously beggin the question, how much sparkle was real and how much was her imagination? Books promoting imagination are always wonderful and readers will wish that this magical mailman would deliver something fun to their own front door!
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  • McKenzie Richardson
    January 1, 1970
    For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleThis is such a beautiful and adorable book.Honestly, I don't really like glitter that much. I don't really like it at all. But I can definitely see the appeal of this book. All the sparkles and shimmers are mesmerizing. I have noticed a trend in children's books lately. A lot of them have glitter pages, especially character books like Trolls and Frozen. However, this one is a feat of genius. They figured out how to make a glitter book that doesn't For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleThis is such a beautiful and adorable book.Honestly, I don't really like glitter that much. I don't really like it at all. But I can definitely see the appeal of this book. All the sparkles and shimmers are mesmerizing. I have noticed a trend in children's books lately. A lot of them have glitter pages, especially character books like Trolls and Frozen. However, this one is a feat of genius. They figured out how to make a glitter book that doesn't shed glitter all over your house. I rubbed my hand on one of the almost-completely glitter-filled page and not a speck of glitter came off. Amazing. This technology deserves a medal.Anyway, back to the actual book. Adorable rhyming book about how fun glitter is. It's a fairly simple story, but still entertaining. What I liked the most was the creative pictures. They feature a world made from paper, cloth, string, and of course glitter. Beautiful, beautiful pictures. I also love the glitter world that was created.Great story with amazing pictures. I read this with one of the little girls I work with and we spent the next ten minutes pretending to swim away from glitter sharks. If that isn't the mark of a good read, then I don't know what is.
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  • Ben Truong
    January 1, 1970
    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 are phenomenally depicted, colorful, and most impor 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 are phenomenally depicted, colorful, and most importantly – glittery.The premise of the book is rather straightforward. It is about a girl and her cat and how they love glitter and believe in the power of glitter could brighten anyone’s day or any ordinary thing. Before long, there is glitter everywhere and the girl and her cat question if there is such thing as too much glitter – or does it?All in all, Just Add Glitter is a wonderful children's book that is silly and sweet in equal measures and celebrates imagination, creativity, and knowing limits – maybe.
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  • Raven Black
    January 1, 1970
    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 before being photographed." Also the fact that ther 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 before being photographed." Also the fact that there are a few hidden surprises throughout the book is fun (look at the beginning and end when special packages are dropped off at the front door). The fact that there is glitter actually in the book could cause a few issues (as anyone knows who works with glitter, eventually you will be covered, too!)
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  • Erin Buhr
    January 1, 1970
    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 marvel at the way the photography makes the illust 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 marvel at the way the photography makes the illustrations feel more alive and the way she integrated texture into the book. A well constructed, well crafted, delightful book that will leave you wanted to add glitter to your life. Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinions.
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  • Ms. Arca
    January 1, 1970
    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 read with a transition into some craft time that you mai 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 read with a transition into some craft time that you mail to loved ones).
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  • The Library Lady
    January 1, 1970
    The use of cuts out in the art is clever. The rhyme is mostly harmless.BUTLDid anyone in the reviews I read of this note that there is actual glitter/paint imbedded into these pictures?This book will be destroyed by our toddler set. The moment someone manages to scratch off a bit, the jig will be up, and those that follow will complete the job.I like glitter. I use it at crafts at the library with the kids. But this book also shows a kid wildly strewing glitter EVERYWHERE in her house. Is that The use of cuts out in the art is clever. The rhyme is mostly harmless.BUTLDid anyone in the reviews I read of this note that there is actual glitter/paint imbedded into these pictures?This book will be destroyed by our toddler set. The moment someone manages to scratch off a bit, the jig will be up, and those that follow will complete the job.I like glitter. I use it at crafts at the library with the kids. But this book also shows a kid wildly strewing glitter EVERYWHERE in her house. Is that a can of worms we really want to open?
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  • Pam
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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