Friday, February 21, 2014

Okay, Andy!

Okay, Andy!
By Maxwell Eaton III
Blue Apple Books, 2014
Reviewed from NetGalley
Audience:  Preschool to Grade 3
ISBN:  9781609053505
Publication Date:  February 11, 2014

Andy the alligator and Preston the rodent-like animal are unlikely friends.  First, Andy is trying to catch a rabbit and Preston is not exactly helping.  Then, Preston start picking up many different items in the forest and when Andy gets angry with him, they both exchange presents to make up.  Finally, Andy is just trying to get some sleep when Preston wants to play a guessing game.  Maybe this book is a little less about friendship and a little more about the parent child relationship sometimes as Preston can be a little too much to take.   Readers will love the simple drawings and action and find themselves laughing out loud more than once.  

I first discovered Maxwell Eaton III from The Adventures of Max and Pinky: Best Buds.  It's another great buddy book that features plenty of marshmallows.  This book follows the same simple style that will appeal to beginning readers.  I just love a simple, charming, entertaining easy reader in the land of formula fiction ickiness from TV and movies.  

Sit down with your best buddy, or pet, or toy, and share Okay, Andy! today. 

Happy Reading!

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