Wednesday, July 1, 2009
The VBT - Writers on the Move has a monthly Mystery Site Give-Away. Just leave a comment on the hosts' sites (schedule) during the tour, and you may be the lucky winner.
Also, July 10th is our Viewpoint/Hot Topic segment and Crystalee Calderwood will be hosting that segment at her site.
Crystalee is my VBT guest this week, and today I have information about and a review of her book, Angeline Jellybean.
Title: Angeline Jellybean
Author: Crystalee Calderwood
Publisher: 4RV Publishing
Purchasing information: Amazon.com
Angeline liked to eat jellybeans, especially jellybeans, only jellybeans. The one thing she wanted for a gift or a treat -- jellybeans.
She wouldn't take anyone's advice about what to add to her menu. She knew what she liked, jellybeans.
Crystalee Calderwood wrote a story that delights children, and Stephen Macquignon provided colorful illustrations to bring it all alive.
The lesson found in the book, too much of a good thing is much too much, is one that children can understand yet not feel overwhelmed with moralizing.
I’m sure most people can emphasize with Angeline because most of us have overindulged and suffered the consequences. I remember when I was about ten years old, I went to a school carnival and ate hot dogs, cotton candy, a caramel apple, and a few other things. My mother bought some jars of home canned bread and butter pickles, my favorite, from a stand at the bazaar. When we arrived home, I ate most of a jar of pickles. I suffered the consequences with a tummy ache that made me think I would die. I spent the next day, a Saturday, in bed suffering. Yes, I can relate to Angeline’s experience.
Children and adults alike enjoy Angeline.
We’ll visit Crystalee Calderwood Friday. Please join us.