Little Twinkle Learns Her Purpose

Children - Religious Theme
56 Pages
Reviewed on 10/21/2019
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Author Biography

Lisa was born and raised in Vineland, New Jersey. She grew up in a Christian home, and from a very young age she's been active in many endeavors. Lisa's traveled throughout the USA and overseas singing contemporary Christian music. At the age of sixteen, Lisa recorded her first album, entitled He’s Alive. She has since recorded three other CDs. Lisa's been interviewed by newspaper staff writers and radio hosts, and she's appeared on Christian television. She’s won several Editors’ Choice awards for her poetry and has written several books, her latest entitled Little Twinkle Learns Her Purpose was published January 2018 (paperback and kindle) and October 2018 (hardcover). Lisa also won the title of Mrs. Cumberland County in 1998, and participated in community events promoting early childhood education and literacy during the year she held her title.
Lisa had two cookbooks published (1998 and 2008), and also had numerous recipes published in nationally recognized magazines and cookbooks over the years such as; Taste of Home and Gooseberry Patch. In 2004 Lisa received her ministerial license. She’s also an advocate for education. In 1999 she became a licensed preschool director by the state of New Jersey. In 2001 she received her CDA credential by the CDA National Credentialing Program, Council for Professional Recognition. In 2007 she received her FDC credential from Rutgers University. Lisa’s goal is to continue to share her passion of singing, writing, education, and cooking with people of all ages.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Little Twinkle loved shining every night even though she was just an itsy bitsy star. Thousands of friends and family members of different sizes and shapes would join her to glow in the night sky. Her friends, Mr. Sun and Mr. Moon, were bigger and brighter than her. Little Twinkle spent more time with Mr. Moon than she did with Mr. Sun. Little Twinkle was curious to know why they came out and shone every night. Mother Star told her that they were created by God on the fourth day of creation along with the Sun and the Moon, and they were all created for a purpose. They were made to shine bright in the night along with Mr. Moon and their job was to help humans tell night from day and to be for signs, seasons, for days and for years as they come and go. Little Twinkle realized she had an important job to do. Mommy Star then told her the story of the Star of Bethlehem and the Son of God.

Little Twinkle Learns Her Purpose by Lisa Ann Panzino-DiNunzio is a wonderful story that will teach young readers about God, Jesus, and God's love. Ken Corson makes the story come alive with his colorful and meaningful illustrations and makes it easy for readers to understand the author's words. It is a good storybook to use in Bible classes to lead youngsters to Christ in an interesting way and make them wonder about their purpose in life, just like Little Twinkle finds out her purpose. It is a good story for parents and tutors to read out to children to help them easily understand about Jesus and the concept of knowing their purpose in life. Books like this are such good tools to teach children about God, and his love and presence in everybody's lives. The author also shares some Bible verses about the things Mother Star has explained to Little Twinkle in the story.

Marie Edwards

Just Finished reading my copy of,,"Little Twinkle Learns Her Purpose"... What a Blessing to those who read it,,Young and Old Alike. Loved the word's of endearment throughout the Book,,the Graphic's And the Wonderful Message of Accepting Jesus.. Truly a Beautiful and Powerful Message!! This Book is Put together With Love and A Purpose!!! Excellent Read!! <3 Well Done Lisa!!

Joey Mortrude Daniel

An absolutely lovely book!! Little Twinkle is a darling character and the message shared between her and Momma star is easily understandable and captivating in it's presentation. The art work is wonderful too. The message of Salvation presented in a sweet, simple and loving story about a little star. I would love to see every church AND school add copies of this book to their libraries. I'm 67 and I love this!! Great job Lisa Ann!! Love it!!!

Denise Williams

I really enjoyed reading this book as an adult. The illustrations are really nice and bright, and the story is really well written and easy for children to understand the message about Jesus.

Ruth Lopez Piatt

I believe this book is a wonderful for children ages 8-12 years! Younger children can enjoy this book if read too. What I loved about the book it ties Biblical truth throughout the story. Also the illustrations are bright, colorful and the character,Twinkle, is so cute! The pictures will hold the younger children's attention. The story line flows smoothly and little Twinkle goes through various emotions while learning what is her purpose. Children will finish the book feeling uplifted. The author made the font large so grandparents can easily read it to their grandchild or to themselves.

Vietta Johnson

Best children's book I ever read! Love the larger print. Loved its simple but gets to the point!!! And scriptures are beautiful, this book going to bless many young and old from nation to nation from sea to's all about Jesus!! I can really see this book be a great blessing in nursing homes.

Marie Ritchie

I give it A 5 Star I loved the story was able to see the picture story I thought that was a plus for the young children to see Twinkle and to understand her Purpose it was easy to comprehend the bright color of Twinkle was adorable it showed who Twinkle was in the story and spoke of God’s creation so that the children the innocence of a child’s mind could understand you have a wonderful Gift Lisa I can’t wait to see what you have next I enjoyed reading it myself we all have a Purpose we just have to figure it out all for the Glory of God God Bless sister

Kathy Simione Archambo

Excellent story! I love how it explains how easy it is to accept Jesus into your life and the Bible verses at the end were an added bonus. The pictures were fun and colorful. Very eye catching. Any kid who reads this will understand what Twinkle’s Mom is teaching. And any parent who doesn’t know Jesus will understand as well.

Deanna Williams

This is an excellent Children’s book. Such a wonderful simple way of explaining the message of the gospel to little one’s. The story was engaging and the illustrations were very bright, colorful and adorable! This book is sure to draw your little one’s in through it’s heartwarming message. A must get for any special little girl or boy in your life!

Beverley Ann Panzino

Just got my copy! This book is Beautiful and is going to be a great outreach for the young and old alike. A powerful message. Love "Little Twinkle" already! A must have to share the Gospel story, in an easy and beautifully illustrated children's book.

Tanya Fazzolari-Lacy

A wonderful book written by a wonderful woman of God!

Erika Soto

This book is a great read for children of all ages, especially for the 6-10 year old range. The book did a great job explaining the love of God and our purpose on this earth in a way that is easy for children to understand! My mom read this book to my cousin recently, and later in the day she went to my mom and said, "Titi Theresa, you know what I learned from that star book? What the word purpose means!". Which my mom replied, "Well what does it mean?". And my cousin says excitedly, "The job God has for you to do!" And this little girl is only 7 years old! If there are any children in your life, please buy this book for them, it will definitely spark questions and can be a major blessing for them.

Rachael Torres

This book is an amazing explanation of God's love & purpose for our lives. The message that is shared about salvation & purpose can be understood by all ages. My 3 & 4 year old love it! They ask me to read it to them every night. They even pretend (they can not read on their own yet) to read it back to me and describe the story perfectly. The scriptures at the end give it that perfect finishing touch, not to mention the beautiful illustrations are bright and colorful. Everything you can ask for in a children's Christian book.Teaching about Salvation & Purpose in a perfectly understandable, fun way. I can honestly say this book touched my life as well as my kids and I know it will touch yours. I highly recommend this book to all ages.


My daughter and I share reading this book together as often as possible. Since the first time we read it, we were drawn in, the story piqued our interest. My daughter was captivated by the story line and she grew increasingly excited to turn the page and see what happened next. Each time we read it, the excitement regenerates and we get excited as if it was the first time. Truly a great book about our Savior appropriate for all ages!

Juan C.

Written in a way that makes the gospel understandable for young children. Through the detailed storytelling and cute illustrations, Little Twinkle will capture your heart. I can tell a lot of thought went into writing this book & that the author, Lisa DiNunzio, has truly poured her love into it!


My 7 year old daughter and I read this book together and we absolutely loved it! It's a beautiful message behind it. Thank you Lisa for sharing by writing this book and spreading the message of salvation. ❤


What an awesome book. The story is super cute with great pictures. I love the message it gives. This book will reach all ages. I loved the book!! My favorite part was getting to know Little Twinkle.

Laura Castagnoli

What a wonderful book for children. Such a beautiful story with amazing colorful pictures and the finest of quality. I must say as an adult I enjoyed reading it too!

Christina Priore

Awesome book, love the details!

Grandma's Are The Best

I purchased this book for my five year old granddaughter Miley and she and I both loved it, she asked me to read it to her every night for a month straight! I wholly recommend this inspirational and engaging book, it "SHINES"! *Side Note: Miley has been begging for a Little Twinkle "doll", blanket, pillow or some sort of Little Twinkle character to play with, I hope something like that becomes available one day, I know children would love it.

Ryan Priore

A beautiful Christian book for Children. Warms my heart to see such a thing!!

Live Life

Excellent, well written children's book with cute illustrations. Enjoyed the scripture verses at the end of the book which collaborates this amazing books PURPOSE! It takes one on a journey way beyond a little star finding out her purpose, it dives perfectly into creation, Jesus birth, death, salvation, and many other biblical topics. In my opinion it's a great read for children ages 6-12, but also as an adult I enjoyed it enough to read it several times, as did some of the elders of my family. I would not hesitate to purchase this book for ones self, family member, friend, church, etc.

Aunt bubble

Excellent book for young and old alike. Its easy to understand and is a wonderful guide to the story of Jesus and his Birth. The bible verses in the end are an excellent reference addition. And the picture illustrations are bright and happy! Love this book!