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

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