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|Andy & Sandy's anything adventure|
Author: DePaola, Tomie
[#2] Andy is small. Sandy is tall. Andy is quiet. Sandy is LOUD. When these two opposites-attract best friends play dress up, anything could happen.
Andy & Sandy, 2
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: .70
Points: .5 Quiz: 181299
School Library Journal (01/01/16)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (A) (00/05/16)
The Hornbook (00/03/16)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 01/01/2016 PreS-Gr 2—In a brand-new, not-to-be-missed series for young children, dePaola and Lewis introduce readers to Andy and Sandy. When Andy Met Sandy opens with a boy excited to see an empty playground, but within moments, a girl arrives. The two play independently, confident that the other will not want to be bothered, but after spying the seesaw, they realize playing together could have its advantages, and they become fast friends. In the second installment of the series, Andy and Sandy are playing dress-up on a rainy day. Once again dePaola and Lewis highlight the children making independent costume choices before realizing that teamwork allows them to dress up as a dragon. The authors carefully craft their story to avoid gender stereotypes when assigning each character's costume. The design layout in these early readers is flawless. Wordless spreads show sequencing and slow readers down as they digest the stories. Watercolor illustrations that help readers decode text are expressive and appealing. The repetition of sight words and simple sentence structures surrounded by plenty of white space are ideal for young readers and encourage independent reading. The depth of the stories also make them perfect for shared readings and discussions. VERDICT Andy and Sandy belong in every beginning reader collection.—Beth Parmer, New Albany Elementary Library, OH - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 02/15/2016 DePaola and Muppets writer Lewis follow up their series opener, When Andy Met Sandy (2015), with this equally charming tale. When friends Andy and Sandy get together, adventures are sure to follow. The dress-up trunk provides a wealth of ideas—a cowgirl, a pirate, a bumblebee sniffing a flower, and two robots. A big surprise occurs when the two cooperate to create a scaly green dragon. And in a final amusing sequence, the two transform themselves into each other: Andy gets a curly-haired red wig and glasses, and Sandy dons a blue hoodie. Front and back endpapers contain simple drawings for even more costume ideas—a duck, a witch, a princess, an explorer, a clown, a ballerina, a wizard, and an astronaut. As their friendship deepens, there will inevitably be more adventures for these playful youngsters, and this simple story will surely tickle readers’ imaginations. Acrylic and colored-pencil illustrations in dePaola’s familiar charming style and the simple text make this a delightful first reader for the younger set. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.