CrindelStar is an inspirational story about Maria, a young girl who is facing peer pressure from her classmates to abandon believing in her precious unicorns. We learn through Maria’s encounter with a mystical creature, CrindelStar, that what she believes of herself creates the foundation of what she might ultimately contribute to the world through her  life’s purpose and gift.

CrindelStar arrives in disguise to rescue Maria who is facing a big life lesson, and, through Maria’s compassion, courage and love, CrindelStar is saved as well !

Reviews by Adults :

” I am so inspired by the magic and hope that CrindelStar story evokes…I too have always loved Unicorns…Thank you and Bravo !!!”~Roy “Futureman” Wooten ~ 5-Time Grammy Winner, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, The Black Mozart Ensemble, Inventor of The Drumitar & The RoyEl
Video originally Published on Jan 22, 2013

“I believe in the cause, I believe in encouraging children
and their dreams, and most
Gigi de Lugo & Robert Linden
of all I believe in the person who is trying to make this all happen! “
~Robert Linden ~ Zen Boogie Band, & Associate Director Television Music CBS. [This dear friend of CrindelStar's passed away several years ago. His encouragement and devotion to the CrindelStar project & to me, Gigi de Lugo CrindelStar's creator ~ was the wind beneath my unicorn's wings, and continues still, in my heart.]

“CrindelStar is a magical tale. It is the story of Maria’s personal instructional manual for the beauty of being alive. Maria begins trusting her inner wisdom and conquers the bullies in her mind and environment. Maria fully experiences her own heart as the gateway to believing in herself. This story will help children of all ages give “life to their dreams, stay awake and remember the magic” (Maria – Crindelstar).  My students and clients loved this tale of how we learn lessons in life by connecting to our wise selves. I fully endorse this wonderful, transformational story.”

~Dr. Caren Rich~ Doctorate in Clinical Psychology,MA in Educational Psychology,MA in Educational Administration, Special Education Teacher, (Emotionally Disturbed, Autistic, Learning Disabled), Gifted Education Teacher. College Professor of Human Development -on Boards of Sojourn Battered Women and their Children Shelter, Los Angeles-Nagoya Sister City Project

~ Mom Blogger My Crafty Zoo CrindelStar Review: A Plantable Story

My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. I look forward to continuing to share my life through word and pictures with you and love hearing your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and allowing me to share!  - Kaycee
(image: The first CrindelStar album - 2010 edition, cover art by internationally acclaimed American artist, Ryan Obermyer)

CrindelStar is adorable!!!  It’s getting raves by so many people and after listening to it, I can see why!  It’s an adorable and inspirational story! As a Mom with an imagination, it really makes me smile!
The story has so many hidden little lessons that we all know and want our kids to know within the tale of a little girl named Maria who is struggling with belief, peer pressure, and self-confidence.  One of the many things I love about it is that rather than making it a ‘battle’ with friends, Maria learns her great lesson in a dream and upon awakening, runs to tell her Grandmother! I remember the days when telling our family was more important than telling our friends.  Seems like kids don’t do that anymore!
Something that is unique to CrindelStar is the packaging.  It’s a download and they send you a mini album cover made of hand made paper embedded with wildflower seeds.  What I really love is the ‘magic’ of the story that can come to life through the growth of the wildflower seeds.
As a Christian, I’ve seen and dealt with people who feel that God isn’t real.  If they can’t see His physical presence, they choose not to believe. I feel like this story can be used as a great lesson for the kids in believing. We can use it to talk to them about believing in Him.  The hand made paper can be used as a metaphor for God inside us, planting can symbolize Him being in our hearts, while waiting for the wildflowers to grow we can talk to them about how even though we can’t see that the seeds are there, we know that we have planted them just like we know that God is in our hearts.  When the wildflowers begin to grow, we can use the phases of growth to teach them about how God grows in our hearts for us into something beautiful! Okay, don’t know where that came from, but I have to go call our children’s pastor now.
Go and check them out and buy their album for your little ones!  Use it to teach! BTW, there is also a song that comes with the story.


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