Low Price Guarantee
We Take School POs
All of our bargain books are brand new, perfectly readable and represent a tremendous value! The bargain books are, however, publisher overstocks and remainders that TRW purchases at deep discounts. As a result, they may have a small mark through the UPC bar code or a small mark on the side of the book. This is simply to mark the books so they cannot be sent back to a publisher. Because of this, bargain books are non returnable to TRW unless they are damaged. Please consider this before ordering.
Bargain Books are not eligible for Library Processing
Andy & Sandy and the Big Talent Show
ISBN: 9781481479479
Author: dePaola, Tomie/ Lewis, Jim (CON)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: June 2017
Retail: $8.99    OUR PRICE: $2.99
     You Save 67%
Binding Type: Library Binding
Annotation: A latest friendship-themed reader by the Caldecott and Newbery Honoree and the Emmy Award-winning writer finds Sandy coaching Andy for a school talent show before freezing up herself on the day of the performance. Simultaneous eBook.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction | Performing Arts - General
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - New Experience
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2016036056
Lexile Measure: 220
Series: Andy & Sandy Book
Target Grade: 1-2
Grade level: 1-2
Physical Information: 0.25" H x 25.00" L x 6.00" W
Bargain Category: Activity/Workbooks, Art/Music, Early Elementary, Leveled Readers
Grade level(s): PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Lewis, Jim: - 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 (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.dePaola, Tomie: - 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 Sissy; The Legend of Old Befana; The Clown of God; Michael Bird-Boy; Andy, 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.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Fall)
In this fourth installment, Sandy proposes the friends dance together in a talent show; Andy just has to follow her lead. But when the curtain goes up, Sandy freezes, and it's Andy's turn to lead. Simple page layouts, with few words and easy-to-interpret illustrations, make the text accessible to beginning readers. Andy and Sandy are perfect fictional buddies to encourage youngsters to try new things. Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by Horn Book Magazine Reviews (Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2017 #4)
Friends Andy and Sandy are back in a fourth installment in the popular series for new readers (starting with Andy & Sandy's Anything Adventure and When Andy Met Sandy, both rev. 3/16). This time, the two friends anticipate entering a talent show. Sandy, it turns out, has many talents: she can juggle, tumble, and hula-hoop. Unfortunately, Andy can't do any of those things. Then Sandy has an idea--the two friends could dance together; all Andy has to do is follow her lead. Andy is a good sport, practicing so hard that he breaks into a sweat and has to remove his signature orange sweater, and soon the friends feel ready for the show. But when the curtain goes up, Sandy's confidence flies out the window. She might be in a special puffy dress and a bird-decorated hat, but she's also wearing a look of terror on her face. And now it's Andy's turn to take the lead: in a series of eight wordless panels he twirls and jazz-hands around the frozen-with-stagefright Sandy in a stellar performance that brings down the house. "Now we take a bow--together!" Simple page layouts, with few words and easy-to-interpret actions in the illustrations, make the text very easy to read for beginning readers. New readers often need encouragement to try new things, and Andy and Sandy are perfect fictional buddies to encourage youngsters to do just that. One can imagine kindergarteners putting on their own talent show, using the pictures and words from this favorite series as the basis for the show. Bravo! robin smith Copyright 2017 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 March)

K-Gr 2—The fourth installment of the series shows a more tender side of friendship. Sandy is encouraging Andy to join her in the talent show, but Andy is uncertain as to what kind of talent he has to offer. Sandy seems to be able to do it all; she can juggle, tumble, and hula hoop, but Andy can't do any of those things. Sandy comes up with the idea that they dance. She tells Andy to "follow me," and the next few pages show Andy trying to do just that, with Sandy taking the lead. On the day of the talent show, Sandy gets stage fright, but Andy saves the day by making it seem like part of a comedic act, telling Sandy to "follow me." The subsequent wordless sequential panels bring readers into the humor of the moment, emphasizing that this is a story of two supportive friends who have each other's backs. DePaola's classic acrylic and colored pencil illustrations with rich colors and spare lines have plenty of action and facial expressions, giving necessary textual clues to emerging readers. VERDICT This title should have a welcome home in most beginning reader collections.—Danielle Jones, Multnomah County Library, OR

Copyright 2017 School Library Journal.