Cover image for Andrew's bright blue T-shirt
Title:
Andrew's bright blue T-shirt
Author:
Wollman, Jessica.
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Publication Information:
New York : Doubleday Book for Young Readers, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Andrew's big brother gives him a shirt that Andrew wears every day, until he realizes that he has outgrown it.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.4 0.5 65695.
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ISBN:
9780385746168
Format :
Book

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When will a little boy be ready to play with the big kids? Andrew loves wearing his brother's hand-me-down T-shirt-the one with the soccer ball on it. He can't wait for the day when he'll be able to dribble the ball with the big kids. So Andrew never takes the T-shirt off! Not when it begins to get a tad tight under his arms. Not even when his belly button starts to show. He doesn't care if others, including his brother, tease him. He doesn't care what anyone thinks. All Andrew cares about is playing soccer. So over and over he practices dribbling, blocking, and kicking. Then one day, as Andrew watches the big kids playing out on the field, the ball lands right at his feet. . . .


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Booklist Review

PreS-Gr. 2. A warmly recognizable story with a satisfying resolution. Andrew's favorite shirt is a hand-me-down from his big brother, Ernie. It's bright blue, with a soccer ball on the front. Andrew loves to watch Ernie, but he knows he is still too young to play. Instead, he wears his shirt every day (sometimes to jeers), letting his mom wash it once in a while. Come spring, he notices that it's a little tight, and his belly button is hanging out; meanwhile, he practices soccer moves in his room. One bright day, he's outside and Ernie's soccer ball lands in front of him--and Andrew kicks! When Ernie invites him to join the game, he realizes there is one thing he has to do, and the last frame shows Andrew in a new shirt. The children in this candy-colored universe are animals-- Andrew and his family are foxes--and they are an endearing crew. Children will relate to Andrew as he grows up and surrenders a well-loved artifact. GraceAnne DeCandido.


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-On the front of Andrew's favorite T-shirt is a picture of a soccer ball. The young fox wears the garment every day, hoping to soon be big enough to play the sport like his older brother. His teacher starts to call him Bright Blue Andrew, and the school bus driver dubs him blue-shirt boy. Then, the unthinkable happens: Andrew outgrows the shirt. Still, he refuses to wear the new clothes his mother buys him until the day his brother realizes that Andrew is now old enough to play soccer and asks him to join in a neighborhood game. Delighted with the invitation, the fox looks down at his shirt, which suddenly seems "tiny" and races home to change. Children will identify with Andrew's love for an article of clothing. The jacket illustration of the fox in his too-tight shirt and the cheerful interior illustrations with flat expanses of color and figures outlined in black capture the essence of this pleasing story about growing up.-Kristin de Lacoste, South Regional Public Library, Pembroke Pines, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.