Review by Sara Young
“She couldn’t resist eating the whole bag. She ate until she turned red, orange and green.”
ANGELINE JELLYBEAN [available soon from 4RV Publishing] is a delightful children’s book. Crystalee Calderwood’s words and Stephen Macquignon’s art brilliantly compliment each other and bring Angeline off the page. Bold colors weave throughout the story, knitting common threads together.
Angeline only wants to eat jellybeans. Green, orange, yellow, red; she’s not choosy. Everywhere she turns, she’s urged to pick other colorful things that are healthy for her. “Blah!” In addition to addressing colors, food and nutrition, this book is bound to greatly expand young vocabularies. How many words in the English language rhyme with “jellybean”, anyway?
Fun to read, captivating to look at, this ought to be a hit for the old-enough-to-focus to proud-to-sound-it-out crowds.