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Ivy and Bean (Book 8): Ivy and Bean No News Is Good News

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3/5 (218 valoraciones)
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115 página
45 minutos
Publicado:
Oct 21, 2011
ISBN:
9781452110417
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Ivy and Bean need some money. Ten dollars, to be exact. Never mind what for. Okay, it's for low-fat Belldeloon cheese in a special just-for-you serving size. Don't ask why. How are Ivy and Bean going to make ten dollars? Hey, maybe they should write a newspaper about Pancake Court and sell it. Great idea! And easy, too. All they have to do is snoop around the neighborhood. Wow. It's very interesting what you can find out. It's even more interesting when the neighbors read about it in the newspaper.

Includes bonus material!
- Sneak peek chapter from the next book in the Ivy + Bean series Ivy and Bean Make the Rules by Annie Barrows, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
- Our second ever Ivy + Bean Quiz!
- Other fun games
Publicado:
Oct 21, 2011
ISBN:
9781452110417
Formato:
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Sobre el autor

Annie Barrows was an editor at Chronicle Books before becoming a full time writer. She has written several adult titles including the New York Times bestseller The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, as well as the highly acclaimed children's series Ivy and Bean and The Magic Half. Annie lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters. www.anniebarrows.com

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Ivy and Bean (Book 8) - Annie Barrows

116

SQUISH, SQUISH, SQUISH

Bean looked around the lunch table. Vanessa had it. She got it every day. Zuzu had it. Emma had it. Marga-Lee had it. Dusit and Eric had it. Even MacAdam had it. Everyone had it except Bean and Ivy.

While Bean watched, Vanessa opened her lunchbox and took out a small red ball. It was a ball of cheese, but nobody cared about the cheese. The cheese was totally unimportant. The important thing was the coating around the cheese. It was wax.

The wax was red. It was smooth. If you pulled on the secret string inside it, the wax split into two halves. You unfolded them and took the cheese out. Sometimes you took a bite of cheese. Mostly, you didn’t. You rolled the wax between your hands until it was warm. Once it was warm, you could squish it. You could squish it and squish it. You could make it into a shape. You could put it on your face. You could hold it for the rest of the day, and it would get dirtier and dirtier, until finally it was a small brown lump. Then you could stick it in the middle of your table and say it was a booger.

Lookit, said Vanessa, rolling her wax. I’m making a soccer ball.

Maybe Mom surprised me, Bean thought. Maybe she sneaked a cheese ball in my lunch for a special surprise. She peeked in her lunchbox. Nope.

Lookit, said Zuzu. She had made a little wax horn. I’m a unicorn. She stuck it in the middle of her forehead.

Bean could grab the horn. She could grab it and run away with it and move to another country where she wouldn’t get in trouble. She sighed.

Ivy poked her with an elbow. Pretend you don’t care, she whispered.

Check this out, said Dusit. He stuck his wax underneath his nose so it looked like blood was dripping out. Ms. Aruba-Tate’s going to freak.

Bean turned to Eric, who was squishing his wax flat. Trade you my granola bar for your wax, she said. She waved the bar at him. Mmm! Granola!

He glanced at it. Yuck. Lookit. He stuck the wax over his eye. Do I look like a one-eye?

Why don’t you put it in your ear? said Bean. Your mom will think your brains are dropping out. That’s what Bean would do.

No, said Eric. I’m a one-eye.

They’re called Cyclops, said Ivy.

Bean turned to MacAdam. How about a nice granola bar, MacAdam old buddy? I’ll trade for your wax.

MacAdam shook his head. He held his red ball of cheese in front of his face and looked at it. Then he bit it. Bean watched him chew wax and cheese. When he swallowed, she had to look away. What a waste of wax.

Lookit, said Marga-Lee. She had made a mustache out of her wax.

Bean took a sad bite of granola bar. It was going to be a long lunch.

After school, Ivy and Bean slumped home. What a day, said Ivy.

Another day, another dollar, said Bean.

What does that mean? asked Ivy.

I don’t know, Bean admitted. My mom says it sometimes. We don’t have a dollar, Ivy pointed out.

I know. Wish we did.

If we had a dollar, we could buy our own cheese balls.

Bean shook her head. "No, we couldn’t.

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  • (3/5)
    Ivy and Bean series is a story about friendship and what can happen when you work together. I enjoyed the characters in this book and found the writing to be humours. Bean sometimes crosses the line when she is unkind with friends and family in contrast to Ivy who always appears to maintain her morals. I would recommend this book to children ages 6-10.
  • (4/5)
    Bean doesn't think Ivy would be a very interesting friend. In fact, she looks incredibly BORING...until one day she is in trouble with her sister and the last place anyone would look was at Ivy's, so there she is, and Ivy is for more fun than she imagined!Cute story about an unlikely friendship...girls will love thinking about the adventures they have with their best friends, or consider making a new friend, too!
  • (3/5)
    My first chapter book that I've read with my almost five year old girl! She loves it! I'm not particularly thrilled with Bean's behavior, and some of the things she says, but I do love the reactions in my daughter! Her eyes light up and she smiles from ear to ear! I guess we'll read book #2!
  • (3/5)
    Ok, 3.5 stars. Sure to be a hit with lots of six or seven year-olds girls. Surprisingly complex characters - for example neither girl, not even the one who wears dresses, is squeamish of worms.
  • (3/5)
    The first realistic fictional book in this series tells the story of two girls. One just moved into the neighborhood and they think they will not get along with each other. So the two avoid each other. Bean decides to pull a prank on her older sister and needs Ivy to come to her rescue. Ivy brings the face paint and a bucket of worms. Bean is a little crazy and Ivy enjoys magic and spells. The two girls are completely different. One is girly and likes to read books, where the other likes to play in the dirt and be messy. Their friendship develops and the two take on many different adventures.
  • (4/5)
    Really a great little kid's book -- the main characters are 7 and Bean's older sister is a horrible 11 ;) I honestly wasn't expecting to be impressed at all, but I think this is a wonderful first book for a new reader. There are great pictures throughout to bring some life to the story, and the story actually moves and surprises a little. Happy that these books are available for young readers!
  • (3/5)
    This is a book about two girls who do not like each other from the beginning. The girls were really different one was into books and the other into well just into everything. One day one of the girls decides to run away and she finds herself in front of the other girls house and discovers she is a witch. The two girls begin plotting a spell against the sister and are inseparable since. This is the start of lots of new adventures. This is a picture book. I would change the coloring of the pictures and make them more interesting. This is a good book most girls in school can relate to at some point in their life.
  • (5/5)
    This was a super cute book for 6-8 yr olds. And I'm considering this format for my pizza series!! :)
  • (3/5)
    The eponymous Ivy and Bean discover that sometimes appearances can be deceiving in this amusing first entry in Annie Barrows' series of easy chapter-books for the primary school set. Although each is encouraged to play with the other by their respective mothers - who foolishly trot out the old "she seems like such a nice girl" line - they resist, until circumstances intervene, in the form of Bean on the run from the consequences of her latest stunt, and they are thrown together. The irrepressible Bean, who has something of a penchant for trouble (especially if it involves teasing her older sister, Nancy), discovers that just because her new neighbor wears a skirt, and has her nose stuck perpetually in a book, doesn't mean that she's boring; while Ivy, intent on becoming a witch - if studying can bring it about, it will happen! - learns that Bean is anything but the sweet paragon held up to her.I was curious to see what I would make of this story, after reading a friend's negative review, which compared the character of Bean unfavorably with Beverly Cleary's Ramona, so when I found myself stuck in the city the other day with nothing to read, and happened upon a book-sale, I snapped up the first few volumes of the series. All in all, although I came away with some concerns, I wasn't as disturbed as my friend. I like stories about little girls that aren't sweet - think Ramona, Clementine, or Junie B. Jones - as I think that the social pressure on girls and women, to just be nice (all the time! no matter what!) are still very strong. I found Bean an engaging character (I liked Ivy a lot too), and laughed at many of her outrageous escapades. Most importantly, I didn't find her irredeemably bad - she had a conscience, she (sometimes) knew she was doing wrong, even if that didn't stop her - so much as realistically human. Then again, I fought like cats and dogs with my own closest sister (we are sixteen months apart) as a girl, so perhaps I identified with that aspect of the story, even if I agree (and I do!) that Bean's parents are a little too lax.In sum: I found this an engaging read, one that I think will appeal to young girl readers - particularly the ones that get into scrapes - and I also appreciated the charming artwork by Sophie Blackall.
  • (5/5)
    Ivy and Bean are best friends. They are fun characters and are mischiefs. These series of books tell the crazy stories of Ivy and Bean.Friendship2-4
  • (4/5)
    This was a delightful book! Bean is a rowdy, active, wild child, while Ivy is thoughtful, imaginative and gentle. I adored the contrast! I enjoyed how the two meet, the adventure that ensued and their friendship. I laughed out loud at least twice - always a good thing. I highly recommend this book for the 5-7 crowd.
  • (4/5)
    This a great book and series for readers that are just beginning to read alone. I think the topic is relatable and so are the characters. This would be a good book for 1st or 2nd grade levels.
  • (4/5)
    This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Bean's mother has been trying to get her to make friends with new girl Ivy, but Ivy just seems so....nice. Bean knows of course that nice is just a nice way of saying boring and she's totally uninterested in Ivy. Until the afternoon that Ivy helps Bean escape her older sister Nancy and it turns out Ivy isn't one bit boring.
  • (4/5)
    Genre: Realistic FictionCritiques: This is a realistic fiction early chapter book because the setting, characters, and events are all believable, but it is not an actual true story. The setting of Bean's neighborhood and house is described as a common suburb of America. The main characters, Bean and Ivy, are relatable characters because they become childhood, neighborhood friends. The events of the story are believable because they are common scenarios with children that have older siblings.The plot is presented in a chronological order, beginning with Bean setting a foundation of the content and general plot of the rest of the story. Character descriptions are brief, but lead the reader to understanding the uniqueness of each character. At the end, all conflicts are resolved, but leaves the reader wanting to read further in the series. The plot type of person against person is used.Media: Chinese Ink
  • (4/5)
    I chose to read this because I've seen a lot of my 3rd grade girls reading it. I really enjoy the quirkiness of both Ivy and Bean's personalities, and liked their (inevitable) path to becoming friends. The story is fun, and easy to follow, with cute illustrations interspersed throughout. Though, it does rotate around two suburban girls, they are interesting and non-traditional. I can definitely see why this is so appealing to my students.
  • (4/5)
    Summary:Ivy and Bean where not friends at first but then they became friends because of a little ghostly trick. My Thoughts:I love the book Ivy + Bean. Bean must have been a naughty little girl to run away from home. I would have never ran away from home like her! I can't wait to read more about Ivy and Bean and their friendship.
  • (5/5)
    a good book. read it. its a realy good book youll see if you read it
  • (4/5)
    Bean was sure she didn't want to be friends with the new neighbor, Ivy. She looked so "nice." She wore dresses, had long hair, read books, and just seemed totally boring. Bean was more interested in playing tricks on her big sister than playing with some prissy girl. When one of Bean's tricks ends with her running desperately away from her sister, she stumbles into Ivy's yard. Before she knows it, Ivy offers her shelter in a secret hiding spot. A few crafts, pranks, and schemes later, they have become an inseparable duo with plenty of adventures sure to come.This first book in the Ivy and Bean series is funny and genuine. It is written for girls in elementary school and should appeal to this audience easily. It is similar to other popular books about spunky girls such as Judy Moody and Clementine, but having a pair of protagonists offers a different approach since these two girls complement each other so well. Tomboys and girly-girls alike will find something to enjoy in the adventures of Ivy & Bean.Illustrations and fairly large type and leading allow this book to stretch out to 120 pages while still being a manageable and unintimidating read for children transitioning into chapter books from easy readers. This series is recommended for public and elementary school libraries, especially in suburban areas.
  • (5/5)
    Good book about a new friendship. Ivy and Bean live across the street from each other. One day they have to talk to each other, they find out they have a lot in common. The story is about new friendship and stepping over the line in becoming friends. The book could introduce children to making new friends and the adventures of having a new friendship.
  • (4/5)
    The indomitable characters of Ivy and Bean are the key to this very engaging book. Young girl (and boy) readers are bound to feel a connection to the tomboyish Bean or the imaginative Ivy. Annie Barrows allows the reader a window into Bean's twisted logic to great effect. Sophie Blackall's illustrations help to enrich the understated humour.
  • (3/5)
    Anatomy of the start of a wonderful friendship. A nice lesson in first appearances being misleading.
  • (4/5)
    This is an adorable story of two friends who may appear to be very different but end up finding out that they have a lot in common. Bean is a rambunctious 7 year old who is always pestering her older sister. Ivy is a new girl who lives across the street and is a big bookworm. Although Bean's mother tries to encourage her to become friends with Ivy, Bean doesn't want to becasue she thinks Ivy is boring. When Bean pulls a nasty trick on her older sister, it is Ivy who comes to the rescue! Through all kinds of hilarious adventures, Ivy and Bean become the best of friends and learn to apprecite their differences. Thyis book will keep the reader engaged all the way through and the little drawings are the perfect touch to this cute book. It is a great book for beginning readers and teaches children that they should not judge a book by its cover!
  • (5/5)
    cute! i'm a dork, i kept reading the book to see how it ends. the simple, pretty, pencil drawings add just the right dimension to the story to keep the reader interested and informed. nice story about friendship. Bean is careful not to hurt Ivy's feelings. This makes a good basis for a lasting friendship. Nice lesson for children. language is modern and accessible, perfect for third grade.
  • (4/5)
    This is a cute little early chapter book. It's all about Bean, a mischievous 7 year old who likes to antagonize her 11 year old sister Nancy. Bean is a typical 7 year old, albeit perhaps a bit more of a trouble-maker than most 7 year olds.In this story, Bean's (her real name is Bernice) mother keeps trying to get her daughter to become friends with the nice new girl, Ivy, from across the street. Bean thinks Ivy seems very boring because she is always reading, and Bean is just too cool for bookworms. However, one day Bean gets into trouble with her sister Nancy, and Ivy helps her to hide. Soon Bean learns all about Ivy's desires to become a witch, and the two little imps become fast friends.The hijinks of Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows are appropriately 2nd grade type of behavior so this book should appeal to children within that age group. Furthermore, there are plenty of adorable illustrations to keep their attention. While I didn't love this book, I believe it is a cute early chapter book with a decent plot. I plan to read the next book in the series, Ivy and Bean and the Ghost that Had to Go.
  • (5/5)
    It's a great easy read
  • (5/5)
    Meet Ivy and Bean. Ivy is one of those girls who likes to read big books. Bean is those "jumping bean" girls. She thinks Ivy is boring. One day, all of that changes...find out how they make friends in IVY AND BEAN!!!
  • (3/5)
    Bean is constantly being told to play with her new next-door neighbor Ivy, but Ivy is so BORING that Bean just rolls her eyes. One day, Bean inadvertently starts talking with Ivy and discovers that she is actually quite entertaining and a potential partner in crime. The result is an adventure-filled day that only Ivy & Bean could have. Meh... I think this book could appeal to young readers looking for more books in the Ramona ilk, but it didn't really do it for me.
  • (4/5)
    friends; good for kids who like Junie B. Jones
  • (4/5)
    Bean is a seven-year-old girl who stomps in puddles, smashes rocks to find gold, climbs trees and only wears a dress when her mother insists. She is quite sure she would not want to be friends with her new neighbor, Ivy, who sits quietly, reads big books and wears dresses all the time. Bean thinks Ivy is boring, and she's sure she won't like her. But one day Bean gets into trouble with her big sister and Ivy offers to hide her. It doesn't take long for Bean to discover that Ivy isn't as boring as she'd thought. Good, easy chapter books for children emerging from beginning readers are always a welcome find. This first in a new series is right on target for those 2nd and 3rd grade girls looking for something fun to read about kids their age.
  • (3/5)
    Readers are introduced to Ivy and Bean, two girls that have little in common but end up bonding over a shared interest in magic and using a spell to prank Bean’s older sister. The peripheral characters may be a bit stereotypical, especially the older sister as well as an elderly neighbor, but Bean and Ivy gets some layers as the story goes on. They are the sorts of characters that elementary school girls will be able to relate to, since one is a quiet, creative reader and the other is more active and messy. Readers will be able to see a bit of themselves in one or both of the girls.This is the first book in what is probably one of the more well-known series of transitional chapter books. The vocabulary is pretty familiar, so it will build confidence in its intended audience. The narrative flows smoothly, again to help readers become acclimated to books with one overarching storyline. The lesson of being friends with different types of people is not spelled out, but it is easy to pick up on and is taught through Ivy and Bean’s adventures so as to be palatable.