The Fear of Angelina Domino


32 pages
ISBN 0-7737-3217-9
DDC jC813'.54




Illustrations by Eugenie Fernandes
Reviewed by Sheila Martindale

Sheila Martindale is poetry editor of Canadian Author and Bookman and
the author of No Greater Love.


This delightful book is a perfect gift for any child who fears animals.
Angelina was five when she was given a kitten to love. But the kitten
scratched and bit, and jumped out from behind things, scaring Angelina.
So he had to go, and Angelina remained afraid of anything with fur,
claws, or teeth. Her parents and her friend Josephine tried everything
to help her get over her fear, but nothing worked. Then one day
Josephine played a trick on her friend, intending to scare her. But the
trick backfired and surprisingly solved the problem.

Eugenie Fernandes’s whimsical illustrations complete this satisfying
story. Highly recommended.


Wilson, Budge., “The Fear of Angelina Domino,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 14, 2024,