When Andy Met Sandy

Illustrated by Tomie dePaola / With Jim Lewis

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 is one of the most popular children’s book authors and illustrators of our time and the winner of the 2011 Children’s Literature Legacy Award (formerly known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award), among other lifetime achievement awards. A Newbery Honor winner, he has written and illustrated a number of books, including Caldecott Honor book Strega Nona and its companions, as well as Oliver Button Is a SissyThe Legend of Old BefanaThe Clown of GodMichael Bird-BoyAndy, That’s My Name; and the New York Times bestseller Quiet. 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.

About The Illustrator

Photograph © Laurent Linn

Tomie dePaola is one of the most popular children’s book authors and illustrators of our time and the winner of the 2011 Children’s Literature Legacy Award (formerly known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award), among other lifetime achievement awards. A Newbery Honor winner, he has written and illustrated a number of books, including Caldecott Honor book Strega Nona and its companions, as well as Oliver Button Is a SissyThe Legend of Old BefanaThe Clown of GodMichael Bird-BoyAndy, That’s My Name; and the New York Times bestseller Quiet. 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.

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

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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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