Tuesday, July 7, 2009

38. Ivy & Bean - Annie Barrows

Book 1 in a series
Illustrated by Sophie Blackall
Published 2006
For: 6-9 year olds

This book is about 7 year-olds, and currently has five books in the series.

After reading The Guernsey Literary/Potato Peel book (I can never remember the correct name) which was co-written by Annie Barrows, I researched her a bit. This Ivy and Bean series looks like it has become very popular with the younger crowd, so I decided to try one. WHAT A WONDERFUL STORY!

Bean is messy and lively and loves playing tricks. Her new neighbor across the cul de sac, Ivy, looks neat and bookish and boring. W r o n g!

In this fast-pace, humorous story, Ivy and Bean discover how much they have in common and become fast friends by the end of the book. Laugh-out-loud funny, very clever, and very real. No a bit boring or simplistic, either in writing style or plot. It doesn't talk down to kids at all. Totally delightful.

1 comment:

Lara Starr said...

Thank you so much for posting/reviewing about Ivy & Bean series!

I thought you’d like to see the new “sneak peak” video for the latest title in the series – Ivy & Bean: Doomed to Dance


Doomed to Dance will be Available November 2009!


-Lara Starr