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Angus All Aglow

by (author) Heather Smith

illustrated by Alice Carter

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Sep 2018
Category
General, Imagination & Play, Clothing & Dress
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781459814936
    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459814950
    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
    List Price
    $9.99
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781459822542
    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
    List Price
    $9.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
  • Reading age: 3 to 5

Description

Angus loves sparkly things, so much so that he can hear them. To Angus, shiny objects not only look beautiful; they also crackle, buzz and go whiz-bang-POP! His unique ability is lost, however, when Angus wears his grandma's beaded necklace to school, and his classmates tease him for his atypical choice. Saddened by their laughter, Angus stops hearing the sparkle.
A gentle story of acceptance, generosity and friendship, Angus All Aglow reminds us that it only takes one kind gesture to restore your sparkle, and returning the kindness can make you glow from the inside out.

About the authors

Heather Smith's profile page

Alice Carter is an artist, illustrator, and storyteller with a passion for sharing her whimsical imagination. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design who now works with clients from all over the world, Alice is inspired by people watching, music, and every animal she comes across. Her picture books include Angus All Aglow, the Pierre & Paul stories, Our New Kittens, My Puppy Patch, and Teaching Mrs. Muddle. Alice lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

 

Alice Carter's profile page

Awards

  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens
  • Commended, OLA Top Ten Best Bets

Editorial Reviews

"At once unique, but understandable…Angus' experience will also bring hope to those who may feel like a lone unicorn in a herd of horses."

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&quotA heartwarming story that emphasizes the individuality and creativity that each child brings to the world and the challenges children face as they try to communicate their uniqueness to others.&quot

CM Magazine

"The tale is one of inclusion, acceptance, diversity, friendship, and kindness, but all are subtly included and take a back seat to the story. This book's sweet message leaves you glowing from the inside out, just like Angus."

Booklist

"A heartwarming and sparkly story of friendship. Angus is a lovable and charmingly original character, and his story holds an important message: we all glow a little more brightly when we are able to be ourselves."

Robin Stevenson, award-winning author <i>Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community</i>

"Smith's story accomplishes some great things: It introduces readers to new reach-word vocabulary, and Angus' love of sparkle isn't tied directly to sexuality or gender identity, allowing it to reach the heterosexual cis boys who love a little glitz and glimmer."

Kirkus Reviews

“Charming illustrations accompany a text that celebrates differences--and friends that embrace all of yours.”

The Horn Book Online

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