Angeline Jellybean by Crystalee Calderwood

Posted on Oct 03 2009

angeline jellybeanAngeline wants to eat nothing but jellybeans. Year round, from Easter to Christmas, she asks for her favorite treat. But a strange event teaches Angeline that there’s such thing as too much of a good thing!

With colorful, delightful illustrations by Stephen Macquignon, Angeline is sure to win over hearts of young picky eaters everywhere.

Gayle: Crystalee, where did you get your inspiration to write Angeline Jellybean?

Crystalee: I don’t even remember how I came up with the story. I was taking a picture book writing class back in 2007. Our assignment was to write a picture book under 500 words, and that’s what I did. I wrote it in rhyme because I wanted to see if I could write a rhyming picture book. I didn’t even really expect to like it. That’s how Angeline was born. A few rounds of revisions and a submission later, here it is!

Gayle: You’ve never had a food obsession of your own, have you? 🙂

Crystalee: Oh yes. *laughs* Angeline loves jellybeans almost as much as I love chocolate. Of course, I have learned to limit my chocolate intake, and I didn’t have to go through the nasty side effects that Angeline did! Angeline is also very strong-willed and has a bit of a temper, which reminds me of a certain little redheaded girl I once knew.

Gayle: Sounds like a terrific book, Crystalee. Thank you for joining us today. To buy your copy of Angeline Jellybean, visit one of these online booksellers

or ask a your local bookseller to order it for you.

4 responses to “Angeline Jellybean by Crystalee Calderwood”

  1. Elysabeth says:

    Angeline is a delight to read through. Even adults like me enjoy the book. E:)

  2. kathy stemke says:

    I have a food obsession too: ice cream, chocolate, cake, cookies, pancakes, and buscuits. Hey that’s almost a balanced diet, right? This is an important book for kids to read, and a great teaching tool for teachers. Kids will love it too, and they won’t realize they are learning something.

  3. Gayle says:

    Kathy, I have those same food obsessions! Maybe we’re related. Oh, but add peanut butter to mine. 😉

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