Book Reviews of Andy and the Tire

Andy and the Tire
Andy and the Tire
Author: Craig Lovik
ISBN-13: 9780590413237
ISBN-10: 0590413236
Pages: 32
Reading Level: All Ages
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Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Andy is new in town, and on his first day of school, he makes just one friendFuzzy, the class hamster. After school, he walks rather than taking the bus and, in an empty lot, finds a tire with "Super Zoom" printed on it. Andy climbs into the tire, holds on and rolls down the road. Over the next few days, Andy practices riding the tire as one would ride a logrolling along by balancing on top. He gets into several scrapes at home, at his grandma's house, at school and at the Founders' Day Parade. When his parents turn the tire into a swing, Andy finally makes some friends. This unfortunate mix of new-neighborhood angst with the tale of an unusual toy is overlong and a bit forced. But the paintings are pleasing, especially the cover of Andy pondering his problems while sitting in the tire. Ages 4-7.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3 Lovik's humorous story tells of a lonely young boy who makes friends in his new town with the help of an old tire. First he attracts attention by teaching himself to ride it like a unicy cle, then his father makes it into a swing and all the neighborhood kids come over to ride it. This story of friendship clearly captures the thoughts and feel ings of young children, and the large, colorful paintings highlight the comic aspects of this light-hearted and cheer ful tale. A book that children are sure to relate to and enjoy. Bonnie Wheatley, Emma Conn Elementary School, Ra leigh, N.C.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.