Angeline Jellybeanby Crystalee Calderwood, Stephen Macquignon (Illustrator)
Angeline loves jellybeans. In fact she wants to eat nothing else, until she learns a startling and colorful lesson. Illustrations by Stephen Macquignon add to Crystalee Calderwoods’s delightful story.
- 4RV Publishing
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.20(d)
- Age Range:
- 1 Year
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This story hits home! My son is a candy fiend, just like Angeline with her jellybeans. It's humorous and fun to read AND it has a message that kids need to eat REAL food WITHOUT being preachy. My children and I giggle when we read it at bedtime.
"Angeline Jellybean" is a colorful mix of fun, jellybeans, and healthy food by Crystalee Calderwood. What happens when a girl eats too many jellybeans? Ask Angeline! Geared for 3-7 year-olds, Angeline is a young girl who loves to eat jellybeans. She's got multiple colors of beans and a bean for every occasion from Easter to Halloween. Her mom tries to offer her healthy choices, but Angeline balks - until she eats too many jellybeans. Then she learns there's something to be said about mom's advice. Stephen Macquignon wonderfully illustrated the book. His illustrations are appealing to a young reader's eye. "Angeline Jellybean" shows young readers the benefits of making good choices. It's a wonderful addition for any young reader's bookshelf.
Angeline Jellybean is nicely handled by Crystalee Calderwood. Jellybeans are Angeline's favorite food. The fact is, she doesn't want to eat anything else! Crystalee takes us into Angeline's world by allowing us to spend a year with her. We hear Angeline ask for jellybeans during the three big holidays on a kids calendar. She even asks for certain colors of jellybeans for different holidays! Does she ever get them? Angeline's mother constantly tries to get her daughter to eat healthy snacks like apples and oranges. Will she ever succeed? One day, Angeline learns that there is a such thing as too much of a good thing. She gets her hands on a bag of jellybeans and eats the whole thing. Oh, does she get sick! Will Angeline ever learn to eat snacks other than jellybeans? Will her mother ever get her to eat healthy snacks? Stephen Macquignon illustrated Angeline Jellybean's world perfectly! He illustrated it and colored it in the colors of.jellybeans!
What do you think might happen to a girl who liked and ate nothing but jellybeans? At Easter, Angeline wants only green jellybeans instead of spinach. For an after school snack, she takes orange jellybeans rather than a tangerine. At Halloween, she hopes for yellow jellybeans, not yellow string beans. For Christmas, she asks Santa for red jellybeans and does not appreciate the eighteen apples that he brings. However, for her birthday she receives a huge bag of jellybeans. But when she eats the whole bag, something strange happens. How will she feel? And will she ever come to enjoy any other foods? What a unique way to help children learn that too much of a good thing can be a bad thing! Crystalee Calderwood's poetic, rhymning text is perfect for beginning readers. They will not only enjoy the fun story but also be able to catch the important message imbedded within it. Illustrator Stephen Macquignon is a frequent contributor to Stories for Children Magazine. Angeline Jellybean combines readable text with attractive illustrations that youngsters will find both captivating and enlightening. And parents will appreciate it too.