Title: Coralie: The Cotton Candy Angel
Genre: Children’s Book
Print Length: 32 pages
Publisher: Candlelight Bay Publishing
Publication Date: Unknown
Author: Julie Hanson
Illustrator: Julie Hanson
EXTERIOR / COVER DESIGN: The cover illustration is simple, but not too telling. It has an image of an angel on to of a cloud. The title isn’t too bold, but it stands out on the cover.
ILLUSTRATIONS: The first thing that was noticed was the unique illustrations. The author of this book is also the illustrator which means they would have had a specific way they wanted the illustrations to look. There is a lot of detail in her illustrations, and they are appealing. Both our adult and juvenile reviewers enjoyed the illustrations.
REVIEW: On the acknowledgments page, the author included a heartfelt poem that she penned to a loved one that lost their life. This is so important because not only does her family member have a special place in the book but also there are so many readers that would be able to relate to losing someone at a young age, and the poem will resonate with them. The inclusion of the poem is simply beautiful.
The story is cute. It started off as funny with Carolie showing up to heaven wearing dirty clothes and ended with the result of a stranger danger incident. The one thing that could have been done differently is a little more focus on the incident involving the stranger. This book had the potential to be a learning tool, but there wasn’t enough emphasis put on the actual incident.
RATING: 4 out of 5 STARS
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