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Ivy and Bean: Book 1

byAnnie BarrowsIllustratorSophie Blackall

Paperback | March 15, 2007

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The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to hidequickIvy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to like each other. Vibrant characters and lots of humor make this a charmingand addictiveintroduction to Ivy and Bean.
Annie Barrows has written many books for adults, but Ivy and Bean is her first series for children. She lives in northern California with her husband and two daughters. Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose books include Ruby's Wish and Meet Wild Boars. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Title:Ivy and Bean: Book 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 7.38 × 5.5 × 0.38 inPublished:March 15, 2007Publisher:Chronicle BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811849090

ISBN - 13:9780811849098

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8


Rated 1 out of 5 by from poor role models My daughter started reading this series on her own and loved it. When I later started reading this book with her, I was horrified. The main characters are rude and unkind throughout with lots of name calling. This series is no longer allowed in our house.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My niece absolutely loved it My niece is 6 years old and not a big reader but loves to be read to. So we thought this would be a wonderful series to get her started with and more interested and enjoying reading. Well so far so good she is loving Ivy and Bean!
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ivy and Bean book 1 Perfect first chapter book for my 5yo! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great my daughter loves these books
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun book My daughter loved Ivy and Bean from this very first book. Fun characters with silly adventures.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My daughter loved it I bought this book as a gift for my daughter. It's about girls who are very opposite in personality but become the best of friends. She loved the story! Great to read together and easy enough for her to read on her own.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story Very well written. The characters are believable. My 7 year old loved this book.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My daughter loved this My daughter loved this, she laughed and it sparked good conversation between the 2 of us.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ivy and Bean [ book 1] I thought that the book was pretty good. Even if the book was meant for my younger sister I liked it.
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ivy and Bean are awesome! Ivy and Bean are fun, smart and silly characters who get into all kinds of trouble and we love them! We received this book as a gift for my daughter's sixth birthday and it was the best gift she got. She LOVES Ivy and Bean books and we now own all of them. I've taken to giving them as birthday gifts too. The chapters are the perfect length to read one before going to bed. Not so short that nothing happens, but not so long that I have to cut things off before the end of the chapter. Do your daughter or son a favour and read them these books. They're awesome.
Date published: 2015-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ivy and beans I love reading its my favorite thing hahahahahahahaha just kiding i hate reading i love reading funny
Date published: 2015-07-28

Editorial Reviews

BARNES & NOBLE REVIEWAnnie Barrows accomplishes the almost impossible task of reflecting the world of second grader, creating the tension and drama of family and friendships in language that can be read easily by child who recently graduated from easy readers to early chapter books. " Lisa Von Drasek, Children's Librarian, Bank Street College of Education"