Ivy + Bean, Book 1

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Spotlight, Aug 1, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 113 pages
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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 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.

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User Review  - avanders - LibraryThing

Really a great little kid's book -- the main characters are 7 and Bean's older sister is a horrible 11 ;) I honestly wasn't expecting to be impressed at all, but I think this is a wonderful first book ... Read full review

Review: Ivy and Bean (Ivy & Bean #1)

User Review  - Carmen - Goodreads

This is a great book for children, aged 6,7,8. Ivy and Bean are opposites...or at least Bean (born Bernice) thinks that they are. Until certain circumstances let her get to know Ivy better. The ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Award winning author Annie Barrows was born in San Diego, California. She graduated from UC Berkeley. After graduation Annie became an editor editing books on a wide-range of topics. After she had edited a couple hundred books, she decided that that she could probably write one herself so she went to writing school. After writing several books for adults she decided she'd like to write for children. Annie is the author of the Ivy and Bean Series which have won numerous awards including: 2007 ALA Notable Children's Book, Booklist, Editor's Choice, Best Books of 2007 Kirkus Reviews, The Best Children's Book of 2006, Best Early Chapter Books, Book Links, Best New Books for the Classroom, 2006, New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2006. she is also the co-author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Her title The Truth According to Us, also made The New York Times Best Seller List.

SOPHIE BLACKALL is the illustrator of "Meet Wild Boars", a "Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books" Blue Ribbon selection. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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