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Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle

By Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Illustrated by Abby Carter

With insight and humor, Jennifer Richard Jacobson explores a common childhood anxiety and finds a quiet way to boost self-esteem, aided by Abby Carter’s expressive illustrations.

Andy Shane did not want to be in school. He did not want to be at morning meeting. He did not want to sit up straight on the rug. Andy Shane would much rather be home catching bugs with Granny Webb than sitting in class with the likes of know-it-all Dolores Starbuckle. Any minute, Dolores is likely to shout out, 'Ms. Janice, someone's not sitting properly!" or "Ms. Janice, someone's misusing the math materials!" (meaning him, of course). At rhyme time, the words bug and rug get stuck in Andy's throat while Dolores yells out of turn, "Hullabaloo and Kalamazoo!" "I hate school," he blurts out at the end of the day to Granny Webb, who is sympathetic but firm. But when Granny makes a surprise visit to school with a monarch caterpillar, everyone is mesmerized and Andy remembers how much he knows about insects himself. Even Dolores Starbuckle can’t help but be impressed!

  • Deals with a common childhood anxiety regarding school and quietly boosts self-esteem.

About the author

Jennifer Richard Jacobson is the author of several books for children and young adults, including the middle-grade novels Small as an Elephant and Paper Things and the Andy Shane early chapter books, illustrated by Abby Carter. She lives in Cumberland, Maine.

About the illustrator

Abby Carter is the illustrator of all the books in the Andy Shane series as well as My Hippie Grandmother by Reeve Lindbergh. She lives in Hadlyme, Connecticut.

ISBN: 9780763630447
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Trade Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2006
Dimensions: 130 x 193mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $11.99
New Zealand RRP: $12.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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