Ida B: . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World

Ida B: . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World

by Katherine Hannigan
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Ida B 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 181 reviews.
Pirate_Princess More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing book with a powerful lesson. The story was realistic and you could apply it to situations in your own life. Ida B was a hilarious character, and I enjoyed every page of this book.
Olivia Howell More than 1 year ago
I read this book in a week and couldn't put it down the entire time! It's so precious and touching! It made me laugh and cry and it made me get mad at the people in it! This is the kind of book that makes a teen want to be a little girl again! MUST READ!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didnt buy this book on my nook but i am reading it in my class. After reading just 10 pages i was hooked my teacher had to pry me off the book it is very touching and teaching every person would love this! You have to get it if you don't i promise you ,you will regret it!
amandanicolemielke More than 1 year ago
Ida B…and her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World Have you ever had an imaginary fiend? One that will always be with you, always is there to talk too, and always on your side? The main character in the story, Ida B, has many imaginary friends, but they aren’t your typical imaginary friends. Ida B’s imaginary friends are trees, bushes, and streams that live in his backyard. This book is a perfect choice for young readers. Not only is it easy to read but also it captures the reader’s attention quickly. I’m usually not the type to finish a book or even read it, but this book grabbed my attention like no other. This book doesn’t have much suspense, but it does have a lot of drama. Ida B had a life you could only dream of, her life goes from perfect to horrible in a matter of a month. Ida B is home schooled until her mother starts to get sick. Her mother getting sick ruins the atmosphere of their perfect household. The sickness effects of course Ida B, her dad, their dog, and the ability to do things they used to do. It really makes you realize how something so good can turn to so horrible in a flash. The characters in this book are just what you would imagine. The father is the leader of the family, strict, protective, and wise, while the mother, is more on the calmer and nicer side. Ida B is the all around playful nine year old as people would expect. She likes to go outside, get dirty and be adventurous. Even though she is a girl she acts more boyish than a normal girl would act. She doesn’t have any real friends but the trees and bushes in her backyard because she is home schooled. In her extra time she likes to go outside and talk to them and predict what they would say back to her. You might say she has a huge imagination. The plot is very intense. The conflict is man vs himself. One day Ida B is running around and having fun and the next day she has to go back to public school, which she hates. Not only does she have to go back to public school but also she has to come home to a sick mother and a clueless father. All this stress has really gotten to Ida B. She refuses to make friends at school and even look like she is enjoying herself. She takes all her anger out on her imaginary friends ( the trees and bushes) and soon has no one to talk to. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys books with drama. This book has very happy parts and very sad parts. I have to say, its probably one of the best books a young reader could read. I’ve enjoyed reading this book and I’m sure you will too. .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book also because i went to school and then home schooled for a very long time this year i went back to school and i hate it but i have lots of friends at least it was the best book ever
Eden Ritholz More than 1 year ago
I love this book,! Read it 4 times! Quick read but really worth it! It made me cry and you will wish there would be a 2nd! Cant put it down! Please read you will be impressed! Very touching and makes you want to chase your dreams.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book will make you cry and laugh. This is a must read, i read it in third grade and now in 6 th im reading it again and it's still AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so wonderful happy and sad at the same time and i loved how the author put it together
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i give it five stars i read this book when i was in 5th grade and i fell in love instantly. it grabs your attention as soon as u turn the page and u cant pit it down i loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent read the book yet but my freind always talks about it- so have to agree.*****-five stars-Whitney
Guest More than 1 year ago
Chandler Scoco 11/30/06 Ida B Living in a peaceful orchard among talking apples trees, chattering rivers, and old trees was Ida B Applewood. Everything changed when her mother got cancer, and there was no way her mother could keep home schooling Ida B in that condition. So it was time to go to the big elementary school. Ida B¿s father works in the orchard every day and her mother would teach Ida B. One day her father tells her that they have to sell part of their orchard, which means cutting down some of the trees. The trees that had been her only friends for her whole life. After all of this happened Ida B had a major attitude change. Since her mother was much to tired to talk to and father was to busy outside she learned to be alone. Her big heart got smaller and turned to stone and she no longer chatted with the river or the apple trees. Ida B. was now Ida and she would talk to no one. Ida¿s new teacher Mrs. W. tried to talk everyday she gave Ida books, and secretly Ida enjoyed them, secretly Ida wanted to talk. Will Ida¿s heart break free or will it stay a cold somber stone. Katherine Hannigan¿s Ida B published by Greenwillow Books, 2004 is a book great for kids eight through eleven. This story will capture you into the midst of the thoughts and actions of a young and changing fourth grader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really cute story. Ida B had to learn to cope with change when her mother fell ill and could no longer home school her. All her will went to being miserable until her conscience got the better of her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent read this book yet but it looks awesome i read kathrin hanagangs other book true(dort of.........) it was awesome and i think thant some of u people kind of will relate to Delly she is the main characater so i think that ida b will be awesome just from the summary ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never read this book so if you are out there who read this book please tell me about it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really wanted to make me cry !!!! But it was soooo awesome!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is deffinately a well-written book that covers many emotions. Many kids can relate to Ida B. in some way. I think i could have enjoyed it more if I wasnt such a fantasy/sci-fi fanatic because this book is certainly realistic-fiction. I put four stars because, like in most realistic-fiction storys, it is a bit slow in certain parts. If you are the kind of person who like sweet realistic ficton, no doubt about it, this book is for you!!"-A ten year old (And why do you other people care about how long it took you to read this book?)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even after reading the reviews i was depressed. But it is well written and has brought me closer to nature. It should at least get some brownie points.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I ever
Alexa Smith More than 1 year ago
I have to say to all of you readers out their that Ida B would absolutly be one of my favorite books I have ever read. The author did a exellent job when composing this book. I fully recommend this book to every one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book wasn't my favorite, and was not in my top 10, or 15. I did like how she could talk to trees, but felt the book was slow and dragged on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, so great I couldn't put it down. You have to read it AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book you should really read it. It is sort of sad but it is a happy sad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my goodness, I read this book every year in elementary school and now I'm in high school and I'm so glad it's here. This book is such a wonderful but and really it's going to be hard for me to put it down every single time I read it in the future. I highly recommend it! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in 5th grade for battle of the books. It was a good book. She ( ida b ) a hard life. I started to want to read it when my best friend started to read it and she kept telling me stuff about it then a little while later i wanted to read it so yeah it was a liitle slow at the beging but it was a very good book. I also got a good grade on the AR test that i took on it. Well anyway would like to reccamend this book to all of you!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago