cover image Louise and Andie: The Art of Friendship

Louise and Andie: The Art of Friendship

Kelly Light. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-06-234440-3

In this companion to Louise Loves Art (2014), Louise strikes up a friendship with her new neighbor, a girl named Andie. They both love to draw, but after a marathon art-making session, the girls realize that they have “artistic differences,” which result in a torn drawing and hurt feelings. Light’s vivid cartooning sets up a distinct visual contrast between the girls, with Louise’s red eyeglasses offset by the indigo accents of Andie’s sunglasses and mod-decorated home. Louise’s younger brother, Art, and the girls’ pets provide comedic background moments in a good-natured story about expanding one’s personal and artistic horizons. Ages 4–8. [em]Agent: Elizabeth Harding, Curtis Brown. (June) [/em]