We are proud to issue our Best Ever You Gold Seal of Excellence in Books to Chris Parsons for his book, A Little Spark. Our family and grandparenting testers all unanimously LOVED this book. With songs, beautiful illustrations and a story that will captivate your readers heart and mind, this book is hard to put down. In fact, we heard that in one of test families, their son didn't put it down for several days. He carried it around with him. In hardcover, this book will be treasured for years. We think it makes a perfect holiday or special occasion gift.
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About A Little Spark
A Family Read-Aloud - Fully Illustrated Chapter Book Complete with Soundtrack and Audiobook
Featuring the protagonist Spark, the brave young mouse, a fireless fire-breathing dragon Daniel, a freezing world, and an enemy to conquer, action, fantasy and humor are weaved throughout the story. With displays of kindness, comradery, bravery, forgiveness and even some evil to allow for valuable takeaways, A Little Spark delivers teachable moments for children as a great “Family Read-Aloud” and for young readers ages 7 and above.
There are beautiful illustrations to help bring the text to life, an audiobook with delightful performances of each character, and an album of songs (that can be accessed through QR codes).
When the survival of their hometown is threatened, two unlikely comrades join forces on a quest to defeat a dangerous enemy and bring back the only one who can save them all.
Beyond the frozen mountains there lies an oasis from the frigid cold and the howling winds. A place the animals call Lake Zuron. What a wonderful place, happy creatures of all kinds, living in harmony and warmth thanks to their very own fire-breathing dragon named Daniel.
But one day everything changed when the unthinkable happened. The Dragon fire goes out and immediately the air begins to chill. Things were not looking good but just when all hope was lost, an unlikely hero steps up. Join Spark the mouse on an adventure of a lifetime as he and his friends do their part to save their town from an icy demise.
With the magical power of Daniel, the Dragon there could be hope. But first they must face and defeat a dangerous enemy, the vile beasts who own these mountains where nobody passes through.
Along this journey maybe you will discover that it’s that little Spark in each of us that really matters, and that a little Spark could save them from the coming cold. The story reminds us that we all need something in life every day to ignite our passion and spirit – to help the world be a “warmer” place and to look for ways to “Be That Spark.”
About the Author
Two years ago, Chris Parsons left the high-tech business world behind to focus on his true passion and life mission of creating meaningful experiences for children. As a father of two, he felt strongly that by utilizing engaging stories, reading and music, children can be encouraged to “Be That Spark” and do amazing things with their little lives. At a time when it’s more important than ever before for books to motivate children, Parsons was driven to start a movement and thus his debut children’s book, A Little Spark [Zuroam Media, October 1, 2020], was born.