Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wacky Jacky - the true story of an unlikely beauty queen

The children's picture book, Wacky Jacky, written by Jaclyn Stapp and illustrated by Kristine Lucco, offers a heartwarming and uplifting message of acceptance and encouragement for little girls. 

Wacky Jacky is the true story of Jaclyn Stapp, who as a young girl, was treated unkindly by her classmates because she was different.  Learning to embrace her uniqueness, Jacky entered the Little Miss Sunburst Pageant at the age of eleven, where she explained to a judge that "what makes us different makes us special."  Ultimately, her true friends helped her to learn that "you don't need a crown to sparkle."

Jaclyn Stapp has been honored with the titles of Miss New York, USA, Mrs. Florida America, and first runner up in the Mrs. America pageant, 2008.  A true role model, Jaclyn Stapp has used her life's experiences to help encourage youngsters to understand that "uniqueness brings a natural beauty and sparkle into our world."

The book, Wacky Jacky, comes highly recommend by Children's Literary Classics.   

Children’s Literary Classics, an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in  children’s literature, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic children's literature which appeals to youth, while educating and encouraging positive values in the impressionable young minds of future generations.   To learn more about Children's Literary Classics, you may visit their website at or

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