Angeline Jellybean
by Crystalee Calderwood

Angeline 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.

Author Bio

Crystalee Calderwood is a born poet turned children’s writer, small town girl turned big city dweller.

Crystalee moved from Altoona, Pennsylvania, to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, when she was twenty-two years old to attend the MFA in Creative Writing program at Chatham University. It was there she took her very first class in writing for children and adolescents, and she’s never looked back.

As a member of Literacy AmeriCorps Pittsburgh, Crystalee has had the pleasure of interacting with children in the community through the non-profit organization Beginning with Books. She introduced children to great books in hopes that they would fall in love with them the way she has. She currently teaches computer skills to adults.

by Noah T., age 6

My picture of Angeline. Her mouth is sick. She ate too many jellybeans. The bag was up to here, but now it’s here. (pointing high & low) I hated that she got sick. I hated that she got apples at Christmas. I like when she tasted new food. I like colorful jellybeans: cherry and strawberry and watermelon. I like peas and corn peeled off the cob. That’s it! I’m done! (runs away)

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?
A: To get his copy of Angeline Jellybean from the mailbox, of course.

Q: Why did Angeline want Peter Cottontail to visit?
A: Cause she wanted to Eats Her green jellybeans.

Q: What did one broccoli say to the other?
A: I’m going to stalk the postman until my Angeline Jellybean book comes from 4RV Publishing.

Angeline’s mom carrots a lot about her. Instead of orange jellybeans for an afternoon snack, she left Angeline a note to eat tangerines instead. “Blah!” seems to be Angeline’s usual response to fruits and vegetables. Orange you glad she didn’t say blanana?

Q: Why was the cauliflower crying?
A: Because the broccoli went green, better for the environment you know. Not because the onion was cutting up on the other side of the counter. He thinks he’s so funny, you know.

Q: What’s black, white & red all over?
A: All the positive publicity this great book is receiving!

So sorry for all the punishment. I just couldn’t resist.

You can buy the book from 4RV Publishing and

Also be sure to visit the rest of the book tour:

Sarah Adkins-January 2nd
Lea Schizas-January 3rd
Crystalee Calderwood-January 4th

Thanks for stopping by. Please be sure to leave a comment so we know who was here today!

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12 comments for “ANGELINE JELLYBEAN is here today

  1. December 31, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Great blog book stop, Susan. I’m laughing.

    Happy New Year.


  2. December 31, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    Great job, Susan! Very punny. I’m sure Angeline would love it.

  3. January 1, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Thank you for hosting Angeline today! I am still laughing from those puns and your son’s picture.

  4. Amygdalia
    January 1, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Very cute, Susan. But of course, a book like Angeline Jellybean deserves such a funny blog post.

  5. Brandiwyn
    January 1, 2009 at 11:58 am

    I love Noah’s picture of Angeline! It’s adorable. I’ve read this book and it’s too cute.

  6. January 1, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Great postings. I love your son’s take on Angeline and all her jellybeans. The jokes were cute and a great creative way to get folks to the right places to get a copy of the book. Thanks for helping us out on this tour. I hope you all have a great and happy new year. – E 🙂

  7. January 1, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Cute review! Love the drawing.

  8. Beth Bence Reinke
    January 1, 2009 at 3:54 pm


    Wonderful review. The funnies and drawing were unique touches.


  9. January 1, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    I love the drawing Noah did! I see you finally managed to get him to help out. 😀

  10. January 1, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Your blog stop was TOTAL creative. I loved it. I especially loved the artwork by your son 🙂

    And thanks for the punnies 🙂


  11. Dawn Embers
    January 1, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    *giggles* The jokes are a nice touch. Very nice blog review and as others have said, creative. Nice to see a different one.

  12. January 2, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Haha. Oh, Stephen, I don’t think anyone can take your place at 4RV. You’re a total asset. However, in a few years we could be seeing Noah’s name on the cover of picture books too!

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