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When Andy Met Sandy
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About The Book
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.
About The Illustrator
Tomie dePaola (1934–2020) was the beloved author and/or illustrator of more than 270 books for young readers, including the children’s classic, Strega Nona. He was the recipient of the Newbery Honor, Caldecott Honor, and the 2011 Children’s Literature Legacy Award for “significant and lasting contribution to children’s literature.” A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and spent much of his life in New London, New Hampshire. Visit his work online at Tomie.com.
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 8, 2016)
- Length: 32 pages
- ISBN13: 9781481441551
- Grades: P - 3
- Ages: 4 - 8
- Lexile ® 280L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
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Raves and Reviews
"The acrylic and colored-pencil illustrations are classic dePaola, with spare lines, rich colors, and facial expressions that transmit heaps of personality and heart. Short sentences, large type, and the early-reader trim size will give beginning readers’ confidence a boost."
– Publishers Weekly
"Not-to-be-missed...Andy and Sandy belong in every beginning reader collection."
– School Library Journal
Awards and Honors
- ALA Notable Children's Books
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High Resolution Images
- Book Cover Image (jpg): When Andy Met Sandy Paper Over Board 9781481441551
- Author Photo (jpg): Tomie dePaola Photograph © Laurent Linn(0.1 MB)
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