Andy wouldn't talk. Not to his mother's friends that is. But he confided in Gertrude, the shaggy dog young readers met in Where's Andy? Andy boasted to Gertrude that he could walk to Boston or Buffalo. And Gertrude's sympathy encouraged him to try. Andy didn't get far before he knew he was lost. The big truck driver who noticed the boy and his dog asked Andy's name, but Andy wouldn't tell. How bashful Andy and Gertrude stump the staff of a hospital makes an amusing story which will strike a chord of recognition and amusement in primary grade children. Shy youngsters may develop courage just as Andy does at the happy ending. An exciting little slice of life for independent reading by second graders or read-aloud fun. Bright, brisk and funny.