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Andy & Sandy and the Big Talent Show
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Andy & Sandy and the Big Talent Show

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Andy & Sandy and the Big Talent Show
Author(s): Tomie dePaola, Jim Lewis

Andy and Sandy hit the stage in this fourth book of an easy-to-read picture book series about friendship—from Caldecott and Newbery Honoree Tomie dePaola and Emmy Award–winning writer for the Muppets Jim Lewis.

Outgoing Sandy convinces shy Andy to do a dance at the big talent show. The only problem? Andy doesn’t know how to dance! Luckily, Sandy is a good teacher. But when showtime finally arrives, it’s Sandy who freezes up! A true friend through and through, Andy overcomes his shyness to save the performance. Let’s give a standing ovation to friendship!

Written in simple words and short, declarative sentences, this book is perfect for little ones just learning to read on their own.

"The fourth installment of the series shows a more tender side of friendship...this is a story of two supportive friends who have each other’s backs. DePaola’s classic acrylic and colored pencil illustrations with rich colors and spare lines have plenty of action and facial expressions, giving necessary textual clues to emerging readers. VERDICT: This title should have a welcome home in most beginning reader collections."
"A case of stage fright nearly thwarts Andy and Sandy's act in this latest installment of dePaola and Lewis' early-reader series.... Throughout, controlled text with just the right amount of repetition will bolster emergent readers' access and comfort with decoding, and dePaola's recognizable style will do the same in pictures that reinforce and expand the verbal story's content. Bravo!"
"The story reinforces the idea that different qualities (Sandy is confident, while Andy is more reserved) are often necessary for success in friendship and in life. Simple, predictable text combines with dePaola's sunny, upbeat art to create an early reader that should have wide appeal. The wordless spreads of the dance itself are priceless, and would-be thespians will enjoy the informative endpapers."
“Simple page layouts, with few words and easy-to-interpret actions in the illustrations, make the text very easy to read for beginning readers. New readers often need encouragement to try new things, and Andy and Sandy are perfect fictional buddies to encourage youngsters to do just that. One can imagine kindergarteners putting on their own talent show, using the pictures and words from this favorite series as the basis for the show. Bravo!”

ISBN:  9781481479479