About The Book

A little kid who wants to play with the big kids uses the alphabet to get his way in this classic story from Strega Nona author and illustrator Tomie dePaola.

Andy may be the littlest kid on the block, but he’s very important. Andy has a wagon full of letters that spell his name, and he takes it with him wherever he goes.

When the big kids decide that using Andy’s letters would be a lot of fun, Andy is left out of the game. But what can the big kids do if Andy takes his name and heads for home?

Originally published in 1973, this classic picture book from the legendary Tomie dePaola now features refreshed artwork and a new cover.

About The Author

Photograph © Laurent Linn

Tomie dePaola is one of the most popular children’s book authors and illustrators of our time and the winner of the 2011 Children’s Literature Legacy Award for “significant and lasting contribution to children’s literature,” among other lifetime achievement awards. A Newbery Honor winner, he has written and illustrated a number of books, including Caldecott Honor book Strega Nona and its companions, as well as Oliver Button Is a SissyThe Legend of Old Befana; The Clown of GodMichael Bird-Boy; Andy, That’s My Name; and Quiet. A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in New London, New Hampshire. Visit him online at Tomie.com and TomiesBlog.Blogspot.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 2019)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534430143
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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