Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 9
- Grade: 2
Wendy and Zachary decide to form a club, Angels Inc., to help their neighbours. All their missions somehow end in disasters.
About the authors
Bruce McBay collaborated with James Heneghan on Waiting for Sarah, his first book with Orca. He is the department head of Learning Support Staff at a Burnaby Secondary School and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Kim La Fave, a Governor General's Award-winning artist, is the illustrator of Amos's Sweater (by Janet Lunn) -- winner of the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for illustration -- Follow That Star (by Kenneth Oppel), I Am Small (by Cherrie Fitch), the bestselling The Bones and Skeleton Book (by Steven Cumbaa) and many other children's books. He lives in Roberts Creek, BC.
Angels Inc.This short chapter book for beginning readers revolves around the friendship and amusing misadventures of young Wendy and Zach in Vancouver. Wendy decides they should form a club to perform a good deed for various neighbours and that she would be an ideal President. Zach creates the club name, Angels Inc., and is a somewhat reluctant member unless he has ice cream and treats. After several well-intended Amelia Bedilia-style mishaps, they save the day by thwarting thieves about to steal antiques from grouchy Mrs. Creech’s garage. Authentic-sounding, sassy dialogue and the humorous illustrations will entice young readers. Students are invited to blog or log their own good deeds at http://angelsinc.wordpress.com/.
McBay has co-written two books with James Heneghan and was an English teacher in Burnaby, BC. LaFave is a multi award-winning illustrator.
Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2009-2010.