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*Andy Shane Is NOT in Love* by Jennifer Richard Jacobson, illustrated by Abby Carter - beginning readers book review  
Andy Shane Is NOT in Love
by Jennifer Richard Jacobson, illustrated by Abby Carter
Ages 4-8 64 pages Candlewick December 2009 Paperback    

When Ms. Janice introduces Lark Alice Bell to the class, Dolores Starbuckle quickly volunteers to show the new girl around. Instead, Ms. Lark chooses Andy Shane for the job. Doloresís excitement is rapidly replaced by jealousy as Andy and Lark begin spending time together.

When Dolores catches Andy doodling L-A-B in a heart on his notebook, she realizes she must make her move before Andy gets himself a new best friend. After all, itís a dog eat dog world, isnít it?

Andy Shane Is NOT in Love is a charming tale of early friendship and the newest installment in the ďAndy ShaneĒ beginner reader series by author Jennifer Richard Jacobson. Her straightforward prose paired with illustrator Abby Carterís down-to-earth drawings give the book a classic feel.

The story teaches a subtle lesson about jealousy and friendship and should appeal to both boys and girls as they start their journey of independent reading. Andy Shane may not be in love, but kids will certainly fall in love with him.
 
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