Review of Ivy and Bean Book 1: Why your kids shouldn't read it. - Anne's Book BasketThere is something so incredibly special and memorable about those moments at the end of the day when we sit and read to our children. And in all honesty, we become invested and love these children's books, too. Some we look forward to reading and others Thankfully, a classic story that all parents adore is releasing a new book and we're jumping for joy with our kiddos! Ivy is very much into reading, while Bean seems to always have chaos knocking on her doorstep. And to add fuel to the fire: at first, the two girls don't like each other. And the rest is history.
Review of Ivy and Bean Book 1: Why your kids shouldn’t read it.
Cancel anytime. Annie Barrows introduces Ivy and Bean, two unique girls who certainly didn't plan on becoming friends. Bean, a mischievous yet lovable tomboy, never thought she'd enjoy playing with Ivy, the quiet new neighbor who looks rather boring. Ivy, however, happens to be a witch in training! When Bean gets into a real pickle, Ivy unexpectedly comes to her aid, sparking a rambunctious backyard caper that just might lead to a fabulous new friendship. In the first volume of a new series for younger listeners, Nancy gets to show off her sleuthing abilities while at her friend Deirdre's sleepover. Everyone's excited for pizza, cake and even a movie.
Common Sense says
I recently read Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows. The book seemed promising. It was supposed to be a story about this little girl, named Bean who meets another girl named and Ivy, and they become fast friends. Bean, whose real name is Bernice, is, well to put it nicely, a brat. She talks very rudely to her mother, she does not respect the neighbors, and she is especially mean to her older sister Nancy. Bean comes across as a saucy, pranking, pestering, rude little girl, and that is not a good example for children.