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Andy Shane and the Queen of Egypt

Classmates, Andy Shane and Dolores Starbuckle, are the protagonists in Andy Shane and the Queen of Egypt. Jennifer Richard Jacobson is the author. Abby Carter is the illustrator. It the third early reader chapter book in the Andy Shane Series.

Andy Shane is shy. Dolores is bossy. They are neighbors and classmates. The pair solves a neighborhood mystery in Andy Shane and the Pumpkin Trick. In this early reader chapter book, Andy and Doloresí class has a Culture Fair. Each student has to choose an African country and give a report complete with visual aids.

Unfortunately, Dolores wants to report on the same country as Andy Shane, Egypt. Shy Andy does not speak up for himself. More self-confident Dolores announces she plans to report on Egypt. Proudly, she models her self-made Egyptian outfit before the class.

The two children in Andy Shane and the Queen of Egypt solve their dilemma without the help of Granny Webb and the teacher, Ms. Janice. They decide to work together. We see the personal growth of the children, at least Dolores'. Andyís scarab beetle and Doloresí outfit plus other items create a great report.

My main concern with Andy Shane and the Queen of Egypt is the fact Andy Shane does not take an active part in the conciliation. Bossy Dolores Starbuckle takes the initiative and suggests the pair work together. At least, she learns to share the spotlight with another. Andy just falls in with her suggestion. Andy does not learn to take a positive stand for himself and voice his views. This is something all shy kids must learn to do. In the book, there is a paragraph where Andy is unable to sleep. Stress can lead to health issues or other unpleasant consequences which unfortunately happen in our schools today.

Young children who read Andy Shane and the Queen of Egypt learn information about different African nations. Of course, they learn facts about ancient Egypt. Yet, kids learn facts about The Gambia, Kenya, Mali and other African countries, too. Jennifer Richard Jacobsonís facts do not overwhelm kids.

Andy Shane and the Queen of Egypt (hardcover book) has fifty-eight pages. Candlewick Press divides the early reader chapter book into four chapters. Abby Carterís illustrations are in black and white except the cover art. Her work reflects the mood of Jennifer Richard Jacobsonís text which is in large print.


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Note: Andy Shane and the Queen of Egypt by Jennifer Richard Jacobson review copy was received free from Candlewick Press.

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