Ivy & Bean Series by Annie BarrowsMy parents were forever trying to get me to like the kids of their friends. These kids were often weird. It was a problem. Ivy and Bean are very different. Bean is loud and wild and goofy.
Ivy + Bean
In the stories, Ivy a quiet, intellectual child and Bean a rambunctious child become fast friends despite their differences and their initial reluctance to like each other — "two friends who never meant to like each other", as the tagline for the series goes. They are both 7-year-old girls who live on a cul-de-sac in a suburban environment on Pancake Court, in an unnamed town. In each book they get into considerable mischief, and have wild adventures with the other characters in the neighborhood. The books feature illustrations, but are not picture books; the reading level is suitable for middle grade school readers. As of , there are ten volumes in the series.
BFFs Ivy and Bean are back in a big way with the 11th book in the beloved chapter book series. Ivy and Bean: One Big Happy Family , by author Annie Barrows and illustrator Sophie Blackall finds the titular duo on the search for a baby sister for only-child Ivy, who is suddenly worried about ending up spoiled rotten from not having siblings. Add to Bag. Barrows and Blackall are just as excited as their fans to be back telling stories about Ivy and Bean after a five year break. For One Big Happy Family , did you draw on any of your own experiences growing up? SB: One drawing that definitely channeled from my own experience is the scene where Ivy directs a mortified Bean to dance, while she implores the gods to deliver a baby. Do you consider yourself more of an Ivy or a Bean?
Children's series about a pair of girls. Book 1. Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows. The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew… More. Want to Read.