Ivy and Bean's Treasure Box: Includes Book 1, Book 2, Book 3 and a Cool Secret Surprise!

Other | October 15, 2008

byAnnie BarrowsIllustratorSophie Blackall

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Meet Ivy and Bean, two friends who never meant to like each other. This boxed set is a delightful introduction to these spunky characters. It includes the first three books in the Ivy and Bean series, and a secret treasure-hiding boxwith a cool surprise inside!

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Meet Ivy and Bean, two friends who never meant to like each other. This boxed set is a delightful introduction to these spunky characters. It includes the first three books in the Ivy and Bean series, and a secret treasure-hiding boxwith a cool surprise inside!

Annie Barrows has written many books for adults, but Ivy and Bean is her first series for kids. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters. Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose previous books include Ruby's Wish and Meet Wild Boars. She lives in New York.

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Format:OtherDimensions:376 pages, 7.5 × 5.63 × 2.25 inPublished:October 15, 2008Publisher:Chronicle BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811864952

ISBN - 13:9780811864954

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ivy & Bean I bought this set for my 5-year old daughter's Christmas gift. She LOVES Ivy and Bean. I read the first chapter to her and she now reads it on her own. She's now on book #2 less than 2-weeks later. Its easy to read, has interesting story lines, and the rambunctiousness of Ivy keeps her entertained. A good buy.
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great books! Great books! My 7 year old loves them. Cheaper to buy the set than pay for each individual book.
Date published: 2009-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Book #1 - Funny and fun for both parent and child! Bean likes to play with other kids in the neighborhood, no matter older or younger. She loves to have fun! Bean also likes to play tricks on her older sister, who's at that age that she sees Bean as nothing more than a brat. Her mother suggests she meet and play with the young girl across the street - Ivy. But Bean is not willing to be friends with Ivy, so always seems to be quiet and reading and wearing dresses than going out and having fun. Ivy's mother wishes Ivy would go out and have fun with the neighborhood kids than spending all the time by herself. She suggests she meet and play with the young girl across the street - Bean. But Ivy is not willing to be friends with such a loud, obnoxious girl. One day, Ivy is sitting outside, reading, when Bean decides to hide in a bush and play a trick on her older sister. Seeing Ivy dressed in her robe, and holding a stick, she thinks maybe she can play a trick on Ivy as well, and begins to pretend to be a ghost. However, her trick on her sister backfires, and as she runs to find a place to hide, not wanting to get in trouble with her mom, Ivy invites her into her backyard to hide. A fun adventure for two girls how had no intentions of being friends! Parents will want to laugh right along with their kids! Although both Ivy and Bean never wanted to be friends, they bonded and banded together quickly, and both enjoyed conjuring up a plan to get back at Bean's sister. My daughter (7) loved the part of Ivy becoming a witch. My son (6) absolutely loved the worms, and both hooted when Bean's sister fell into the hole they dug. While both of my children know they'd never get away with a stunt like that, they thought the story was funny and loved how the girls became friends. And neither can wait to read book #2!
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Editorial Reviews

Annie 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"