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Over-Scheduled Andrew by Ashley Spires

13 Jan 2016

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The New York Times Reviews Ashley Spire’s Over-Scheduled Andrew

February 18, 2016

Ashley Spire‘s new children book, Over-Scheduled Andrew, was recently reviewed by The New York Times. Over-Scheduled Andrew is the cautionary tale of a little bird who signs up for way too many clubs and classes at school. The New York Times praises Ashley’s “digitally drawn creatures…with big heads and tiny paws and wings” and her “small details,” and remarks on the timeliness of her message in this age of over-scheduled children, calling it, “a sneaky kind of cautionary tale.” You can read the full review on The New York Times website and you can buy Over-Scheduled Andrew online here.

Over-Scheduled Andrew is On Sale Now!

January 13, 2016

Ashley Spires Over-Scheduled Andrew was released by Tundra Books this week In this sequel to Edie’s Ensembles, Andrew and Edie return in a cautionary tale that Kirkus calls a “tongue-in-cheek take on an all-too-common plight.” When Andrew signs up for too many extracurricular activities, he learns the trouble in spreading oneself too thin.  Publishers Weekly writes, “While the premise of the overcommitted child has been explored before…Spires makes it her own, bringing a playful touch to her writing and artwork. In fact, insofar as this is a message book, the real takeaway is less ‘know your limits’ than ‘nothing ventured, nothing gained.'”

You can read the Kirkus review here, and the Publishers Weekly review hereOver-Scheduled Andrew was also featured on CBC Canada’s Spring 2016 Book Preview.

Purchase a copy of the book here.