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.
This is a cute story about talents. Not all of us have the same abilities. We can help each to learn what their talents are and also teach them things we know. It is cute how they worked together in the talent show.
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 for “significant and lasting contribution to children’s literature,” 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 Sissy; The Legend of Old Befana; The Clown of God; Michael Bird-Boy; Andy, That’s My Name; and Quiet. A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in New London, New Hampshire.
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 is cowriter of the Andy & Sandy series with Tomie dePaola; has “ghosted” books for Kermit the Frog (<i>Look Before You Leap</i>), Miss Piggy (<i>The Diva Code</i>), and Pepe the King Prawn (<i>It’s Hard Out Here For a Shrimp</i>); and served as executive producer of the Hallmark Channel series <i>Telling Stories</i> with Tomie dePaola. Lewis lives in Burbank, California, with his wife, Judy, and children, Danny and Mary Grace.