By Amber Clark, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: April 27, 2011
Wacky Jacky: The True Story of an Unlikely Beauty Queen
Wacky Jacky is a determined young girl who teaches important lessons through her life experiences. Wacky Jacky, at times, is seen as both awkward and an outcast, but she transcends and transforms her circumstances with her attitude, actions and the help of her family. She allows us to see the gifts hidden beneath the differences that too often divide us.
Based on Jaclyn’s childhood experiences, Wacky Jacky’s ultimate message is that “you don’t need a crown to sparkle.” By imparting valuable character lessons in an engaging story, Wacky Jacky is a tool for parents and teachers to teach lessons in self-esteem and positive attitude, and illustrate social issues like bullying. This playful and endearing story will inspire young girls to transcend their circumstances.