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Ivy and Bean Take Care of the Babysitter (Ivy and Bean Series #4)
     

Ivy and Bean Take Care of the Babysitter (Ivy and Bean Series #4)

4.4 83
by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall
 

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The adventures of Ivy and Bean continue in the latest installment from series creators Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall. In Ivy and Bean Take Care of the Babysitter, the two girls hatch a plan to prove that Bean's big sister is the world's worst babysitter. Of course plans go awry, but fun ensues!

Overview

The adventures of Ivy and Bean continue in the latest installment from series creators Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall. In Ivy and Bean Take Care of the Babysitter, the two girls hatch a plan to prove that Bean's big sister is the world's worst babysitter. Of course plans go awry, but fun ensues!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sharon Oliver
In this fourth adventure, best friends Ivy and Bean take on the babysitter, also known as Bean's older sister Nancy. Determined to make some trouble for her sister during her first paid sitting job, Bean enlists Ivy to explore the forbidden attic while Nancy is otherwise occupied. In the midst of making plans to disappear into the attic forever, Bean accidentally closes the trap door and locks them in. Nancy, distracted by playing with her mother's makeup, is slow to come to their rescue. Finally freed from the attic, with mess cleaned up and parents none the wiser, Bean and her sister come to a financial agreement to keep the afternoon's events under wraps. The incredibly appealing Ivy and Bean present another true to life story (with just a bit of extra adventure) that will appeal to young readers. Many will identify with the desire to run away from home (but not too far) and the burden of older siblings. Sure to be a hit with readers of the previous books, this is a great choice for all libraries. Reviewer: Sharon Oliver
School Library Journal

Gr 2-3

Ivy and Bean, "BFFs," are back in a new adventure. Bean is upset when her parents decide that Nancy, her 11-year-old sister, will be her babysitter for the afternoon, so she flags down Ivy with a T-shirt with SOS on it from her bedroom window. Together they find a way to get into the attic without Nancy finding out, but get locked in. All ends well with Ivy and Bean blackmailing Nancy to keep quiet about her trying their mother's makeup. Bean is a typical little sister with a big imagination. The story line and antics of the characters resemble Sara Pennypacker's "Clementine" series (Hyperion). The frequent black-and-white Chinese ink illustrations capture the mood and carefree attitude of the story well. Early chapter-book readers will enjoy this installment in this lighthearted series.-Krista Tokarz, Cuyahoga County Public Library, OH

Kirkus Reviews
The kids of Pancake Court are constructing a volcano from a giant mound of dirt, but right in the middle of the eruption Bean is called home. Her parents are going out and leaving her in the custody of her older sister, Nancy. The prospect of boring home confinement with her bossy nemesis as babysitter is grim, but Bean is equal to the challenge. When Ivy shows up, the girls find that exploring Bean's mysterious attic and evading Nancy are just as exciting as making a volcano erupt. This fourth adventure of the pint-size duo with supersize imaginations is the strongest to date. Barrows and Blackall-who, like Eleanor Estes and Louis Slobodkin, make an inspired writer-artist team-have made the denizens of Pancake Court as delightful to visit as the Moffat family of Cranbury, Conn. Portrayed with clear-eyed affection and humor, Ivy and Bean are irresistible. Readers will look forward to the next installment of this series that celebrates the joys and thrills of friendship, unrestricted play and unfettered imagination. (Fiction. 6-10)
From the Publisher
KIRKUS REVIEWS, STARRED REVIEW
This fourth adventure of the pint-size duo with supersize imaginations is the strongest to date....Portrayed with clear-eyed affection and humor, Ivy and Bean are irresistible. Readers will look forward to the next installment of this series that celebrates the joys and thrills of friendship, unrestricted play and unfettered imagination.

THE HORN BOOK
Text and illustrations in this entry are as fine a match as Ivy and Bean, each offering different strengths that support each other infinitely well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599619316
Publisher:
ABDO Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/15/2011
Series:
Ivy and Bean Series , #4
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Annie Barrows has written many books for adults, but 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 Take Care of the Babysitter (Ivy and Bean Series #4) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 83 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 1st grader loves Ivy + Bean books. They have helped her enjoy the challenge of moving into chapter books. She laughs while reading and would stay up for hours to finish the book.
Susan McKee More than 1 year ago
I loved the book because it was interesting like any other Ivy andBean book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! I think it needs a lot more chapeters! I love this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey guys this is me and the people that hate ivy and bean well just keep your opini to yourself unless its a nice opini ok good
Paul Nourbash More than 1 year ago
I love reading an i liked this book
CHARLYN CAVAZOS More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! And it is a good thing my mom buyed this book but every chapter book i read she quizis me. But i like this book. ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book and two others. My grand-daughter has all 5 now. She really enjoys them, She just made 10 in June. She likes to share the stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love ivy and bean books they are so funny im working onthe 5 book right now!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some of the best series ive ever read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
YHAY for IVY AND BEAN A AWSOME BOOK FOR ALL KIDS.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So Funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Help!
L Black More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It is so great.
miguel avetria More than 1 year ago
I think it was good scary and interesting i would reccomend this to anyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny story about sibling rivalry and that "magic" age when parents allow older children to babysit younger siblings.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Kiss your hand three times and post this on three other books then look under our pillow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so funny, easy to read, and makes me Laugh every time i read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kind of boring and funny. But if you really want to read it, check it out at the library
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This revew is a realy good book for little kids if your at home and your at home and your sister or brother is whatching u do not do somthing when their not whatching and u now it is rong.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry below l didn't want to post that so please don't read it. I just said to be honest this particular book in the series isn't my all time fav. I really liked the first one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good but i cant turn to the last page
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never new i would have fun with a babbysiter Nont be afrade
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's the best book ever.I love when she wrote sos on her shirt and when they went into the attic.