Eight-year-old Mandy Berr is spirited, sassy, and determined to shine—even if she’s not the center of attention!
After learning the hard way that polka dot underwear and white pants are not the best combination, Mandy Berr has gotten over that fashion faux pas, and has (almost) recovered from not being named George Washington in the recent Presidential Pageant.
But just when things seem like they might be back in her favor, her former nemesis, Natalie, manages to steal Mandy’s spotlight—again. A broken wrist for Natalie means a cool cast and the attention of Mandy’s classmates…even from Anya, Mandy’s BFF.
Can Mandy figure out a way to get back into the center of attention, win back her best friend, AND snag a pair of fancy-dancy periwinkle sunglasses?
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Lexile:||830L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||6 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Allison Gutknecht grew up in Voorhees, New Jersey, with three fewer siblings than Mandy Berr. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, she earned her Master’s degree in Children’s Media and Literature from NYU. Allison lives in New York City with her rambunctious toy poodle, Gypsy, and her literate cat, Folly. She is a massive fan of polka dots.
Stevie Lewis grew up in Southern California and works in the animation industry as a visual development artist. She studied computer animation at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, rock climbing, baking cookies, browsing thrift shops, and drinking delicious coffee! She lives in San Francisco with her two little dogs.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Mandy Berr is back in the 2nd book of this series ... and as sassy as ever. Her latest dilemma - competing with Natalie's new cast for the attention of their 2nd grade class - brings the reader back to elementary school and to the world of monkey bar races and line leaders. Gutknecht's witty take on "life as an eight-year old" makes Mandy relatable to young children and entertaining for parents, too. As the chapters progress, Mandy's trademark stubbornness softens a bit, and the reader is left with several "feel good" moments to ponder. In particular, the final chapters serve to teach children about the importance of friendship and family. A very enjoyably read that left me and my nieces with smiles on our faces. Recommended for ages 7 to 10.
This was an easy read for me, but I am 12 years old. I thought this book was cute & a good lesson for Mandy and others :) Ryane Thibodeau
My name is Stevie. Hers iis Alison☻