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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 5
  • Lexile Measure: 500L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (April 22, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811868575
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811868570
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ivy and Bean return in their fifth story in which both girls take their goodness to a new level. Ivy, having heard about St. Francis, thinks it might be nice to be so pure of heart that animals follow her around. She tries to get Bean to be good, and then to be bad, so that she can reform her and the neighborhood bully, Matt, in the process. Though not quite as crisp as the first books in the series, this is still plenty of fun, especially for the duo’s many fans. As always, Blackall’s delightful illustrations add smiles and substance. Grades 1-3. --Ilene Cooper --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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"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 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

More About the Author

I could tell you a whole bunch of facts about myself--born here, went to school there, blah blah--but that doesn't seem like much fun. So I've decided to make you guys do some work. If you can figure out these puzzles, you'll know all sorts of interesting things about me. And many of them are true, too.

1. I was born in a year with a 2 in it. Also a 6.
2. I was born in a city in California that begins with an S and has eight letters total.
3. The first time I moved, I couldn't move.
4. My best friend lived next door, had four older brothers and sisters, and a name that rhymes with Gabe. She had thirty-seven plastic horses and one real horse.
5. My first job was in a place with lots of books. My second job was in a place with lots of sugar. My third job was in a different place with lots of books.
6. I went to college in a town with a K in it and I studied a subject that ends in Y.
7. After I was done with college, I got a job. And then another one. And then there was one after that. Don't worry about it.
8. One of the following things is not true: I have been up in a hot air balloon. I have six toes on one of my feet. I can read palms.
9. I have written fifteen books under three different names. See if you can figure out what they are.
10. I have two pets. They are bigger than a bar of soap and smaller than a shoe, and they really like parsley.

Have fun!
Annie Barrows




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Customer Reviews

The characters are funny and believable.
Avid Reader
I bought this for my 7 year old daughter who has previously read Ivy and Bean books #1-4.
Tivinator32
I absolutely love this book, I have read it one million time!
Rachel

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Avid Reader on October 26, 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My 6 y/o daughter and I are absolutely hooked on the "Ivy and Bean" series. Here's why: The kids talk, think and act like real kids. The characters are funny and believable. Ivy and Bean have wonderfully creative ideas and imaginations. Ivy and Bean are likable (I find them lovable) even though they get in trouble all the time with their parents and teachers. Ivy and Bean are unconventional. Ivy and Bean is very well-written and the illustrations are charming and delightful.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Venkatesan on August 1, 2009
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My daughter picked up the first Ivy & Bean book and read through to the 5th one. Although she likes to read, she is not an avid reader; however, she wanted to read these all the time.

I can't wait to see if we will learn more about Ivy & Bean.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jennie on October 30, 2010
Format: Hardcover
My 5 1/2 year old son and I have been laughing out loud together while reading the first four Ivy & Bean books. The plots are interesting and silly, the friendship between the two girls is charming, and there is a bit of mischievous behavior -- fun for my son and not too over the line for me. But Book 5 -- Bound to be Bad -- is none of these. Almost no plot, a lot of mean-spirited behavior, and really nothing to talk about together. A huge disappointment.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tivinator32 on November 21, 2010
Format: Paperback
I bought this for my 7 year old daughter who has previously read Ivy and Bean books #1-4. She loved all four and this one is no exception. She loves the mystery, the humor and the characters in the books. She read this book in 2 days. As a mother and fellow teacher, I would recommend any Ivy and Bean book for your child to read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 8, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
I am almost nine years old and I think this book was funny because Ivy was trying to be "pure of heart" and Bean was doing the opposite. Ivy wanted birds to land on her shoulders and a wolf to lick her feet, she does get an animal to sit on her but you will have to read the book to find out, you will never guess. Bean was trying to be bad all through the book, she'd had a bad morning when her lips were magnetically forced to lip the syrup off her plate. At the end she finds out that she should just be herself.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paula on September 21, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Often children say they do want to read because it is boring. The Ivy and Bean series could definitely break that stereotype children have of reading. The main characters, Ivy and Bean, are hilarious! They have wonderful imaginations like a number of children their age. They are constantly enthralled in some type of shenanigan. I found, when reading with my son, we couldn't put the book down because we wanted to see what happened next. Pure entertainment. It is a perfect series for demonstrating to children reading can be fun!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thinking Out Loud on February 19, 2013
Format: Paperback
First, some context for my review: My 7-year-old daughter in first grade LOVES Ivy + Bean, and she devours each book in a single sitting. I like that this series encourages her to read independently. I, however, am not too fond of the misbehavior depicted in the series, but I am reading the books so that I can remind my daughter, when necessary, "This makes for a good story, but you KNOW you can't do that in real life, right?"

This is the 6th book in the series that we've read. My daughter would easily give all Ivy + Bean books 5 stars, so I was surprised when she finished this book and announced, "2 stars!" She later upgraded it to 4 stars, saying she did like reading the book, and still wants to read more. When I asked why she didn't like this book as much as the others, she said, "Because they were just so bad!"

Ironically, I was somehow less bothered by the bad behavior in this book than in other Ivy + Bean books because in this case, the context showed that the kids clearly understood that they were behaving badly. They chose to behave badly, which means they understood that bad behavior resulted from bad decisions. (In other Ivy + Bean books, bad behavior comes across as just "regular behavior", and consequences are rare.) I actually liked the tone set by the opening chapters, in which Bean's bad behavior was explicitly presented as "bad", and she finally faced clear consequences for her actions.

Most of the bad behavior in this book did not involve mistreating others, but when it did, I was on the one hand gratified that Ivy and Bean did not get away with their meanness (finally!), but on the other hand disappointed that the other kids returned meanness with more meanness (even if it was kind of funny).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pop Bop TOP 500 REVIEWER on October 27, 2011
Format: Paperback
My granddaughter, who is just starting chapter books, likes to read these books and/or have them read along to her. Why?
Ivy and Bean are friends. Good friends. Being a friend and having a friend is an important thing, and appeals to my reader.
Ivy and Bean have very different personalities. It's not a good girl/bad girl deal. Kids who generally behave well but sometimes mess up are also appealing, and identifiable.
Most Ivy and Bean adventures arise from goofy stuff that pops into their heads, (ghosts, finding fossils, and so on). Well, my girl can't actually do magic either, but she understands pretending really hard.
It's not a lot of fancy princess stuff. That was fine, but we're moving away from that. (But there is a lot of dressing-up from the dress-up box; and that's fine.)
The parents are loving and supportive. That is a great comfort, and I simply do not understand kids' light entertainment, (as opposed to "problem"), books that feature idiot, distant, or absent parents.
Everything is fueled by their imagination, which, apart from building reading skills, seems like it should be the point of these types of books.

So, dive in anywhere, the books don't have to be read in order, and just have a nice reading experience.
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