Holy moly, Betsy Bird’s review of Glitter Everywhere! Where It Came From, Where It’s Found & Where It’s Going over at her blog for School Library Journal is so generous, so expansive, so greatly appreciated that I hardly know which part(s) to quote here before urging you to go check out the rest.

But how about this?

[Chris] ends on a hopeful note. “As we come up with better ways of glittering, our cleverness and creativity make us shine too. Our human ingenuity is as remarkable – and persistent! – as any glitter we can imagine.” Chris is making it clear that the kids reading this book have as much of a chance of figuring out how to make sustainable glitter as anyone else. It’s just a question of being inspired. And thanks to [his] amazing skills researching, explaining, and writing (to say nothing of getting paired with the perfect accompanying illustrator) there’s no one better to deliver that inspiration than Chris Barton.

Illustrated by Chaaya Prabhat and coming out on June 27 from Charlesbridge Publishing, Glitter Everywhere! is available for pre-ordering right now from your favorite independent bookseller.