An Andy & Sandy Book

Author/illustrator Tomie dePaola and longtime Henson scribe Jim Lewis offer an easy-to-read picture book series about two young best friends, Andy and Sandy.

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When Andy Met Sandy

From Caldecott and Newbery Honoree Tomie dePaola and Emmy Award–winning writer for the Muppets Jim Lewis comes the first book in a brand-new easy-to-read picture book series about friendship.

Andy is small. Sandy is tall. Andy is quiet. Sandy is LOUD. But when these two seemingly opposites meet at a playground one day, it might just be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Written in simple words and short, declarative sentences, this book is perfect for little ones just learning to read on their own.
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Jim Lewis
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Jim Lewis

Jim Lewis is an Emmy Award–winning writer and author who has been writing for frogs, pigs, and other Muppets since 1985, when he first met Jim Henson. In addition to working on various Muppet television, movie, and other projects, Lewis has “ghosted” books for Kermit the Frog (Look Before You Leap), Miss Piggy (The Diva Code), and Pepe the King Prawn (It’s Hard Out Here For a Shrimp), and served as executive producer of the Hallmark Channel series Telling Stories with Tomie dePaola. Lewis lives in Burbank, California, with his wife, Judy, and children, Danny and Mary Grace.

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Tomie dePaola
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Tomie dePaola

Tomie dePaola is one of the most popular children’s book authors and illustrators of our time and the recipient of the 2011 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, among other lifetime achievement awards. A Newbery Honor winner, he has written and illustrated a number of books for Simon & Schuster, including Caldecott Honor book Strega Nona, as well as Oliver Button Is a SissyCharlie Needs a CloakMichael Bird-Boy, and Andy, That’s My Name. A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in New London, New Hampshire. Visit him online at Tomie.com and TomiesBlog.Blogspot.com.

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