Author(s): Jennifer Richard Jacobson
When a new girl comes to Andy's school, a jealous Dolores thinks he's in love -- but Andy's thoughts are on a companion of the four-legged kind.
On the day Ms. Janice introduces Lark Alice Bell to the class, Dolores is proud to be the new girl's helper at recess. But Dolores is not so glad to see her friend Andy scribbling LAB inside a heart in his notebook, and she's downright mad to find out that Lark has visited Andy at home. Luckily, when they all go back to Lark's house -- and take a peek at the squirming puppies in her basement -- Dolores figures out what has really been on Andy's mind all along. In his fourth engaging adventure, Andy Shane learns about the delicate balance of old friends and new, and the special joy of bringing home a dog of his own.