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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 charmingand addictiveintroduction to Ivy and Bean.

Ivy & Bean

by Annie Barrows

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Ivy & Bean is the first book in a (currently) ten book series.  A chapter book, it clocks in at around 120 pages and has many charming illustrations to support the story.  Bean is a bit saucy and Ivy is quite different from her, but full of surprises.  The two contrasting characters ensure that a young reader will find at least one character to connect with.  This is a good book for young readers who liked Junie B. Jones and are ready to move up just a little.  The main characters are seven years old and this book would be a good read for readers even younger than nine.  Ivy & Bean was a cute, quick read and the personalities of the characters are a gold mine for future escapades--and trouble.

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Violence/Gore:  Characters are chased; character falls.  (Both told in a humorous fashion.)


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Reviewed By Cindy
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