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If your child loves books about friendships then they may enjoy Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows. Isabella thoroughly enjoyed the first book finishing it in about 15 minutes and rereading it at least 3 times! She read this book last year but had to share it for some summer reading fun!
Book 1- Ivy and Bean
Ivy and Bean is about a dynamic duo like no other. 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.
The Review- Ivy and Bean
Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows is a fun and interesting tale about an unlikely friendship. It is very entertaining and sure to capture your young reader’s attention. It is pretty simple to read with short and easy sentences that are sure to delight beginning readers. If you have an early reader getting used to chapter books than this may be a perfect fit, the interesting and dynamic characters are sure to delight. With a humorous story line, and lots of mischief, your little book worm will be begging for more. So make sure to pick up more than one book in the series.
Ivy and Bean and the Ghost that Had to Go
When the normally quiet Ivy tells her classmates that there’s a ghost in the second-grade bathroom, reactions vary from fascination to fear. Of course a ghost in the second grade bathroom is going to cause some problems. When a girl refuses to use the bathroom, Ms. Aruba-Tate’s gentle reprimand leaves Ivy disturbed, and she and her friend Bean decide to make the problem go away by performing an exorcism. Barrows keeps the language simple and clear without sacrificing wit and subtlety. While Ivy insists that the ghost is real, sensitive readers will see her diversionary tactic for what it is. She doesn’t want anyone to know she can’t do a cartwheel.
Review- Ivy and Bean and the Ghost that Had to Go
Ivy and Bean are back and looking for adventure in the second installment of this engaging series. This time they’ve made an amazing discovery a ghost in the second grade bathroom! Ivy and Bean can see its cloudy form and its glowing eyes. They can hear its moaning voice. This is the best thing that ever happened at school until the it spreads throughout the school and the teachers find out. Now Ivy and Bean have to figure out how to get the ghost out of the bathroom. This book is tons of fun, with the same simple sentence form and engaging story line.
Check out Isabella’s Review
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