St. Louis author helps kids to appreciate themselves in enjoyable, uplifting new picture book

SAINT LOUIS — This week marks the nationwide release of “Sparkle the Pig,” a delightful and motivational new children’s book by author Margaux Mae Mills.

In “Sparkle the Pig,” young readers will find a rooster that sings opera, a duck that can tap dance, a cow that is an interior decorator and many more!

In this wonderful children’s book, Sparkle the Pig helps her friends to find their special gifts and talents — the place where they sparkle. But can she find her own special sparkle?

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Mills lives in St. Louis with her family and a French bulldog named Frank. She believes that there is a sparkle inside every person. That sparkle is the place where talents, confidence and passion live; it’s the fun spot on the inside! Mills’ mission is to help young people to find that special sparkle and to never let it burn out.

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