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When Andy Met Sandy

Illustrated by Tomie dePaola / With Jim Lewis
LIST PRICE $8.99

About The Book

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.

About The Author

Photograph © Laurent Linn

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.

About The Illustrator

Photograph © Laurent Linn

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.

Product Details

  • 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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