Review by Vivian Zabel
Published by 4RV Publishing
Author: Crystalee Calderwood
Artist: Stephen Macquignon
Children's picture book, soft back, 8.5 x 8.5 inches, 24 pages
For ages: 2 years up for listening; reading - grades 1 - 3
Angeline liked jellybeans. No, she loved jellybeans. She wanted them for snacks, for meals, for treats. Her favorite gifts were -- yep, jellybeans. Green jellybeans for Easter, yellow jellybeans for Halloween, red jellybeans for Christmas, and multi-colors of jellybeans for her birthday.
As most people discover, too much of a good thing often has not good results. Angeline learned a colorful lesson and decided to listen to Mom after all.
Crystalee Calderwood wrote an enchanting story of a young girl who wanted what she wanted. The moral or lesson isn't one that "preaches" at children, but it is woven into the plot in a way that children will find interesting.
Stephen Macquignon added vivid illustrations, which brought Angeline to life. His images with Crstalee's story bind together to create an book that is enjoyable and fun.
Angeline Jelly Bean can be bought or ordered through any bookstore, from Amazon.com, or from the 4RV Publishing Bookstore.