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ANDREW McANDREW by Bernard MacLaverty


by Bernard MacLaverty & illustrated by Duncan Smith

Pub Date: March 1st, 1993
ISBN: 1-56402-173-4
Publisher: Candlewick

Eight stories about a four-year-old and his grandad, all with essentially the same plot: despite Grandad's warnings, the minute he's out of sight Andrew tries to help, but his meddling- -whether it's tuning Grandad's fiddle, switching the new kitchen faucets, or touching a clock's pendulum—always results in a minor disaster; and Grandad always seems ``very angry'' when he finds out, but then easily repairs the damage. Taken one at a time, the easily read stories are mildly engaging, especially in company with Smith's appealing drawings of the cheerful little miscreant; together, they get awfully predictable. An acceptable additional purchase, useful for precocious readers. (Fiction. 4- 8)