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Ivy and Bean: Book 1

by Annie Barrows
Illustrator Sophie Blackall

Chronicle Books | March 15, 2006 | Hardcover

Ivy and Bean: Book 1 is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.
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 hide quickIvy 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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 120 pages, 7.5 × 5.75 × 0.63 in

Published: March 15, 2006

Publisher: Chronicle Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0811849031

ISBN - 13: 9780811849036

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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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

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Ivy and Bean: Book 1

Ivy and Bean: Book 1

by Annie Barrows
Illustrator Sophie Blackall

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 120 pages, 7.5 × 5.75 × 0.63 in

Published: March 15, 2006

Publisher: Chronicle Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0811849031

ISBN - 13: 9780811849036

About the Book

Vibrant characters and lots of humor make this a charming introduction to Ivy and Bean, two best friends who thought they'd never like each other.

From the Publisher

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 hide quickIvy 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.

About the Author

Annie Barrows has written a bunch of books for grown-ups, but Ivy and Bean is her first series for kids. Annie lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters. Sophie Blackall is an illustrator whose work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times . She lives in New York, with her husband and two children. Her previous books include Ruby's Wish and Meet Wild Boars.

Editorial Reviews

Barrow's debut children's book energetically kicks off a series about two seemingly unlikely pals, just right for kids moving on from beginning readers. Bean's mother suggests that she play with Ivy, the new girl across the street, "She seems like such a nice girl." Seven-year-old Bean says she already has plenty of friends ("Nice, Bean knew, is another word for boring"). After all, Ivy's long, curly red hair is neatly pushed back with a sparkly headband, and she always wears dresses and reads books; headband-, dress- and book-shunning tomboy Bean muses that Ivy "had never once in her whole life climbed a tree and fallen out." But when Ivy offers to get Bean out of a jam with her older sister, Nancy, Bean takes Ivy up on it. Bean discovers that the not-so-boring, wand-toting Ivy is in training to become a witch, and working on a spell that keeps its victim dancing for life--which sets Bean thinking about the ideal fate for bossy Nancy. Blackall's (Ruby's Wish) half-tone spot art and full-spread illustrations deftly capture the girls' personalities and the tale's humor, while also filling out fun details about Ivy's room and the neighbors' backyards. Barrows's narrative brims with sprightly dialogue and tidily ties everything together both Bean and Ivy find a fast friend and set the stage for "Ivy and Bean and the Ghost that Had to Go," scheduled for the fall. -"Publishers Weekly," starred review In the tradition of Betsy and Tacy, Ginnie and Geneva comes two new friends, Ivy
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Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8