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The tale of Andy-Roo is an age appropriate motivational tool to teach young children a unique way to overcome bullying in the playground. This book is a must read for the young child who wants to learn how Andy-Roo overcomes his differences and becomes a popular player in little league games. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Author

Writing children's short stories has always been a hobby for me.  Ideas would emerge from real life experiences and sometimes, from a child with endearing character traits.  As a self-published author, I have recently introduced two new character series, targetting the age bracket of 3-7 yrs. Andy-Roo's first tale is "The Birthday Surprise" and Sunshine starts out with "I'll Make You Smile!"
If I can bring smiles to little faces with my writing, then I consider my contibution to their world to be a resounding success!
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1469961938
  • ISBN-13: 978-1469961934
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,530,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie on March 11, 2012
Format: Paperback
When I first received Andy-Roo I have to admit, my first thought was that the characters reminded me of Bert and Gert (you know the "Stay Alert, Stay Safe" bunnies. Oh, well... I'm dating myself!) but I really enjoyed the story. My girls and I have read this book several times and after reading it my daughter who just stared JK in September usually wants to have a conversation about recess - who plays nicely, and who has friends to play with. It gives us a great opportunity to talk about things like playing kindly, tolerance and how there will always be people who we are different from. This is a great read for younger children!

I actually purchased a copy of this book for my kindle so we could take it with us. The pages are not too wordy - which is great for my 3 and 4 year old as they do no loose interest or get distracted when we are reading, and it is written in a way that they understand. The illustrations leave a bit to be desired,they do look a bit like stock images but my girls didn't mind so I'm not going to dwell on it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Holly Stover on June 5, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I gave this book to a friends little boy and he has become very attached to the character, Andy-Roo. He seems to empathize with this character because of his physical differences and being made fun of in the playground. What a wonderful opportunity for a young child to learn about bullying and a positive strategy for overcoming the problem. I highly recommend this book for any young child, male or female, as it becomes ever more important for them to become aware of the problem of bullying and to prepare them to handle such confrontations in a positive manner.
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Author Linda Hales has done it again! This time it is not Sunshine alone that makes you smile, it's the incredible Andy Roo as he teaches all our adorable children of the world that being different is ok.

Andy Roo with his big feet and sneakers turn out to be what the other children would all love to own while demonstrating being different can not only be challenging but a plus in life!

You need to put this book on your must own list and be one of the first in your group to read it to those young ones in your life. The outstanding vivid color of the illustrations Author Linda Hales has provided her readers are simply spell bounding. Each page you turn is better than the last.

Mrs. Hales provides you two entirely different books with her penmanship each entertaining while teaching your children how to respect one another. The sweet innocence of her characters seem to scoop you up into their lives as though they were your family or close friends.

Linda introduced a new book for her Sunshine series just recently along with activity books for both Sunshine and Andy Roo. Be sure you pick then them all up as they will provide hours of constructive entertainment for your family and friends.

Thank you Linda Hales for another wonderful tale. I for one would love to see a book where Sunshine takes Andy Roo on a walk through the wildflowers sharing love and lessons along the way!

Rosemary "Mamie" Adkins
Reflections of Mamie
A Story of Survival
soon to be released
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Andy-Roo
The Birthday Surprise
By
Linda Hales

Andy-Roo is a puppy with legs longer than normal, which causes his friends to laugh and tease him. They give Andrew the name Andy-Roo because he hops like a kangaroo. The usually happy puppy becomes very sad until he meets a friend who also hops, and shows Andy-Roo that he is actually gifted, and that hopping can be so much fun. Will his friends who tease him agree?

Linda Hales writes a delightful storybook with colorful illustrations which will attract toddlers as a read aloud story. The moral of the story is that children and even puppies who are different can often do things just as well or better than their peers. It also relates how quickly other children will accept the differences among each other. Older children will find it easy to learn to read for themselves. This book has all the qualities loved by toddlers to age 4 -- bright colors, and content short enough not to bore young readers. Parents buying this enjoyable children's book will want to check out other children's books, and more adventures by Andy-Roo, by the talented writer, Linda Hales.

Micki Peluso: author and reader
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Linda Hale has written another charming children's book. Andy Roo is the story of a puppy born with longer back legs than the other puppies
and who is made fun of by his peers and the children in the playground. Sad, but not discouraged, Andy is befriended by a bunny who shows him how he can turn his disability into an advantage.

The illustrations are charming and filled with a sense of humor. This is a wonderful educational account of how each of us can turn our adversities into pluses.

Patricia A. Guthrie
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