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What You Need to Know:
• The story is short and very manageable for new readers, but the writing style and use of chapters will make children
   feel like they are reading a more grown up book.
• Note that Andy lives with his grandmother and there is no mention of his parents – this may bring up questions which
   are not answered in the story.
• Although simple, the words are well chosen and offer more depth than you would expect at this reading level.
• The illustrations, done in black pencil and black watercolor wash, are integral to the story and fun to look at.
Sweet Book Summary:
Andy Shane is just the perfect first chapter book for the newly independent reader. With suspenseful plot points (Will Andy get to be a hero?), familiar themes (the desire to be successful) and funny situations, Andy Shane will delight young readers and leave them wanting more. In this installment, Andy would love two things: he wants to win the best decorated bike in the Home Sweet Home Parade and he want to be a hero. He would like to be a hero so much, he carries around a hero backpack, just in case anyone is in need of saving. Some of the things in his backpack: "Catnip - for luring frightened kittens out of trees, a flashlight - in case someone falls down a hole, a rope - to toss in case someone falls into the river" and so on. Andy is nothing if not prepared. However (spoiler alert:), when the time comes for Andy to save the day, he doesn't have his backpack! And while Andy doesn't win the best decorated bike contest, he rescues the Home Sweet Home Parade from disaster and becomes a hometown hero!
Author: Jennifer Richard Jacobson Illustrator: Abby Carter Published: 2010, 58 pages
Themes: Excellent Read-Aloud, Feelings, Friendship, Grandparents, Books for Boys
If You Liked This Book, Try:
Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Delores Starbuckle, Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Roscoe Riley Rules, Katherine Applegate
This recommendation was written by: Melissa Y.
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