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Publisher Comments:

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 — quick — Ivy 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 charming — and addictive — introduction to Ivy and Bean.

Review:

"Barrows'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. Ages 6-10. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

After some of the kids in class get jealous of their classmates who are going away for February vacation, Gooney Bird gets the whole class involved in a map project that makes everyone feel likeand#160;they are going somewhere. This is the 5th chapter book installment in the Gooney Bird series.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Annie Barrows started writing books when she was nine, but they never turned out the way she wanted, so she gave up on writing for twenty-five years. She's written a bunch of books for grown-ups, but Ivy and Bean is her first book for kids. Annie lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters. One daughter is like Ivy and the other is like Bean. Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two delightful, spying, scheming, spell-casting children. Her previous books include Ruby's Wish and Meet Wild Boars.

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zoemart, April 24, 2007 (view all comments by zoemart)
I brought the book home to my 7 year old daughter to who has read all of the Junie B Jones series; and in less than 2 hours she finished it and was asking for more. She loved the story of kids predjudging each other and how they became friends when one of them needed help.

Anybody have any names of similar authors?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780811849036
Author:
Barrows, Annie
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Illustrator:
Blackall, Sophie
Author:
Barrows, Ann F.
Author:
Thomas, Middy
Author:
Barrows
Author:
Lowry, Lois
Subject:
General
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Neighbors
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Ivy & Bean
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black and white illustrations
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
04-12

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Product details 128 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811849036 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Barrows'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. Ages 6-10. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
After some of the kids in class get jealous of their classmates who are going away for February vacation, Gooney Bird gets the whole class involved in a map project that makes everyone feel likeand#160;they are going somewhere. This is the 5th chapter book installment in the Gooney Bird series.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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