Short chapters, comic moments, and real-kid characters and situations make the Andy Shane stories perfect for beginning readers and listeners.In Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle, Andy dreads school, where all Dolores does is tattle on him, correct him, or attempt to outshine him in every area. With Granny's help, however, Andy stands up to Dolores in a way that empowers him and transforms her.Then, Andy is forced to attend Dolores's birthday party in Andy Shane and the Pumpkin Trick. But when he helps track down the tricksters who broke her prized pumpkins, he discovers that Dolores might not be so bad after all. With insight and humor, these endearing stories present characters who young readers will easily champion.
©2009 Jennifer Richard Jacobson; (P)2009 Live Oak Media