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

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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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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599619323
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/15/2011
  • Series: Ivy and Bean Series , #5
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 6 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Annie Barrows

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.

Biography

A voracious reader (but an admittedly poor speller!), Annie Barrows grew up in northern California. One of her first jobs, while she was still in school, was re-shelving books in one of her favorite haunts, the public library. She attended the University of California at Berkeley and graduated with a degree in Medieval History. After graduation, she went to work for a publisher, editing books in many different fields.

Bitten by the writing bug, Barrows received her M.F.A in Creative Writing from California's Mills College. She wrote several books on such diverse topics as fortune telling, urban legends, and opera before branching into children's literature. In June of 2006, she released Ivy and Bean, the first award-winning book in a series about two young girls who become best friends in spite of their differences. In 2007, she published The Magic Half, a standalone children's fantasy about the middle child (between two sets of twins) who travels back in time and befriends a young girl in need of her help.

In addition, Barrows and her aunt, the late Mary Ann Shaffer, collaborated on a post-WWII epistolary novel entitled The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Conceived by Shaffer, the novel was accepted for publication in 2006, shortly before Shaffer fell ill. Barrows stepped in to complete the project, and the book was published in 2008 to positive reviews.

Good To Know

Here are some fascinating outtakes from our interview with Annie Barrows:
  • I can read palms. I learned when I was researching a book on fortune-telling, and I figure it's my back-up career if this writing thing doesn't work out. I can also read head lumps, but no thanks.

  • In my house, we have a Museum of Despair. The collection includes a burst pipe; the wire hanger that was being used to open my car when I surprised the thief; the stitches from my daughter's knee; a bottle of vodka so old that it's a product of the Soviet Union; and a broken thermometer.

  • There are two quotations stuck to the wall over my desk. Here they are: .

    "But how could it be true, Sir?" said Peter.
    "Why do you say that?" asked the Professor.
    "Well, for one thing," said Peter, "if it was real why doesn't everyone find this country every time they go to the wardrobe? I mean, there was nothing there when we looked; even Lucy didn't pretend there was."
    "What has that to do with it?" said the Professor.
    "Well, Sir, if things are real, they're there all the time."
    "Are they?" said the Professor; and Peter did not know quite what to say.
    --from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C. S. Lewis

    "Behold, you look on a man that is soon to be dust. Yet because love endures all things, tell me, I pray you, how fares the human race: if new roofs be risen in the ancient cities, whose empire is it that now sways the world; an if any still survive, snared in the error of the demons."
    --from "The Life of St. Paul the Hermit"

    Most of the time, I don't do anything but work and hang out with my family, but I just got back from a three-week trip to England, where I got a chance to indulge some of my secret fascinations: Neolithic standing stones, haunted battlefields, out-of-the-way castles, and Victorian anthropological collections.

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      1. Also Known As:
        Ann Fiery Barrows; Ann Fiery
      2. Hometown:
        Berkeley, CA
      1. Date of Birth:
        August 24, 1962
      2. Place of Birth:
        San Diego, CA
      1. Education:
        University of California at Berkeley, B.A. in Medieval History; Mills College, M.F.A. in Creative Writing

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    • Posted March 16, 2011

      awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      omg! omg! ivy+bean is so awsome, i mean who would not like this!?#

      8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted July 1, 2011

      Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      I loved it 100%

      5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    • Posted June 28, 2011

      Reivew

      I Love This Book So Much

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    • Posted February 15, 2011

      great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      this book was so my tipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted December 28, 2011

      This book was AWESOME

      U will love it

      4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    • Posted January 25, 2011

      Ivy and Bean: Take Care of the Babysitter.

      This book is one of my favorites.I would recomend it.

      4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    • Posted February 9, 2009

      I Also Recommend:

      GREAT BOOK!

      Love all the Ivy and Bean books.

      4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted December 5, 2011

      ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

      The sample doesnt let you start the book but the book itself is great.

      3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted January 10, 2012

      Ivy and bean bound to was worth five whole stars

      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-

      2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted January 19, 2011

      ivy+bean

      i love this book. it is the book that i read to my sister.

      2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted January 11, 2011

      Ivy and Bean

      Ivy and Bean is a really great book! I would really recommend it!

      2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted April 9, 2014

      Really funny and unique

      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.

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted December 18, 2012

      Sample SUCKS

      When i sampled th book it didnt even let me read one word it didnt even finish the interduction before the sample was over

      1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted July 1, 2012

      Fun

      Fun creative love this series

      1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted May 16, 2012

      Anoymous

      Really great book :-):-)-)-):-):-)

      Any body hate it?:-(:-(

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted May 12, 2012

      Ivy and bean books are awesomr

      It is a excellent book because i read a lot of the series but im not aloud to get it because its MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 30, 2012

      Ivy and beab I Ivy & bean

      I think it is a great series

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 22, 2012

      By Hazelnut132

      It is a good book for me.It changes my life.It is the BOOM

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 15, 2012

      Hey

      I love the book

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 21, 2012

      Wow

      Wow just wow!that is all i have to say wow
      Loved it!

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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