Ivy and Bean Bound to Be Bad (Ivy and Bean Series #5)

Ivy and Bean Bound to Be Bad (Ivy and Bean Series #5)

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by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall
     
 

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The adventures of Ivy and Bean continue in paperback! In Ivy and Bean Bound to Be Bad the two girls decide to be so good and kind and pure of thought that wild animals will befriend them. When this doesn't work, they decide that perhaps a little badness can be good.

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The adventures of Ivy and Bean continue in paperback! In Ivy and Bean Bound to Be Bad the two girls decide to be so good and kind and pure of thought that wild animals will befriend them. When this doesn't work, they decide that perhaps a little badness can be good.

Editorial Reviews

Ivy and Bean hatch a utopian project: They will be pure, kind, and generous, the most angelic kids in their hometown. When their uplift plan fizzles, they decide that a little evil isn't so bad. A lighthearted tutorial for beginning readers.
Kirkus Reviews
How hard can it be to be bad? When a morning of "bad choices" finds Bean sent outside, she sees pal Ivy standing with outstretched arms. Why? Inspired by an image of St. Francis, she is trying to be "pure of heart" in the hopes of luring birds and maybe even a wolf. When standing still and thinking nice thoughts doesn't do the trick, though, the two hatch a scheme bound to succeed: Bean will be as bad as she can be, and Ivy will reform her. Readers familiar with the redoubtable pair (Ivy + Bean Take Care of the Babysitter, 2008, etc.) will not be surprised to find that the plan gets off to a bumpy start (when Bean screams "BRA!" killjoy Dino just declares it "boring," not bad) but then moves thrillingly into unimagined, escalating realms of badness. Barrows and Blackall deliver another laugh-out-loud Pancake Court romp that derives its humor from the very believable characters and chemistry of the neighborhood children. Any child who's had to suffer a time-out will relate to this one. (Fiction. 6-10)
From the Publisher
"Annie Barrows accomplishes the almost impossible task of reflecting the world of second grader, creating the tension and drama of family and friendships in language that can be read easily by child who recently graduated from easy readers to early chapter books. " - Lisa Von Drasek, Children's Librarian, Bank Street College of Education

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811868570
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
04/22/2009
Series:
Ivy and Bean Series , #5
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
77,960
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile:
500L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Annie Barrows's adult books include the best-selling Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Ivy and Bean is her first series for kids. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters.

Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose previous books include Ruby's Wish and Meet Wild Boars. She lives in New York.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Berkeley, CA
Date of Birth:
August 24, 1962
Place of Birth:
San Diego, CA
Education:
University of California at Berkeley, B.A. in Medieval History; Mills College, M.F.A. in Creative Writing

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Ivy and Bean Bound to Be Bad (Ivy and Bean Series #5) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 100 reviews.
Elizabeth Asher More than 1 year ago
omg! omg! ivy+bean is so awsome, i mean who would not like this!?#
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U will love it
Claire Luebbbering More than 1 year ago
I loved it 100%
tracy slaughter More than 1 year ago
I Love This Book So Much
PUPPYREADER More than 1 year ago
Love all the Ivy and Bean books.
Susan McKee More than 1 year ago
this book was so my tipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jonathan Lah More than 1 year ago
This book is one of my favorites.I would recomend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ivy and bean bound to be bad seems like its a good book and i think it is because i sometimes judje a cover but this time i did not because i read all the ivy and bean books so far and they are great just like this one is going to be-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love a story that when you read it to your child, you're also enjoying it. This story was really unique, and completely hilarious. My six year old daughter and I enjoyed it completely.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really great book :-):-)-)-):-):-) Any body hate it?:-(:-(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a excellent book because i read a lot of the series but im not aloud to get it because its MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it is a great series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a good book for me.It changes my life.It is the BOOM
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow just wow!that is all i have to say wow Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was an awsome read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
if you get the sampel it does not let you read the book! dont get the sampel!!!!!!!!
Samantha Smith More than 1 year ago
Ivy and Bean is a really great book! I would really recommend it!
Anonymous 8 months ago
I love this book. The sample let me read so much and it is not that expensive. I am really exited for tomorrow. It s 9:40 pm. Tomorrow i am going to a camp. I nedd a nature name but i have know idea what to do. Now back to the book amazing book you should definetly read it. Some people ay ivy and bean is for little kids but i still love them and i am 9. Read this book!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the other books before this one. Other wise good book.
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Great story to read on a bad day!!! I love it ! Makes me smile :).Just wow! Awesome! Great! Terrific! Trying to play that game with my 7 and 4 year old sisters. Cute!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To Sophie. I really love your books. I have proof I think your books are good. Ivy will not like books as much as the first book said she did. Sorry to everybody who has not read it. Bean is sort of the devil even though witches are devils. Sorry again. To Annie. Your mind is more imaginative than working like. The pictures of the books are so... has to do with the story. I might have gotton the illustrator and author wrong but that does not matter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book