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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (262 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Annie Barrows Narrator: Cassandra Morris Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ivy and Bean Series Release Date: August 2013 ISBN: 9781440795961
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The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn’t be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to hidequick, Ivy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to like each other. Vibrant characters and lots of humor make this a charming and addictive introduction to Ivy and Bean.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “With echoes of Beverly Cleary’s Ramona series, this easy chapter book will appeal to children who are graduating from beginning readers…The characters are appealing, the friendship is well portrayed, and the pranks and adventures are very much on grade level.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Bean’s spunky way of talking and acting will make readers giggle.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Williams | 2/18/2014

    " Best of the Ivy & Bean series so far - it had the kids rolling on the floor during the last 2 chapters. A great read for 6-9 year-old girls. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa Eggers | 1/24/2014

    " The first book was pretty good. We all enjoyed it. This one wasn't good. Right off the bat the author starts comparing wax from cheese to "boogers". I'm sorry, but why all the talk of "boogers"? That word really grosses me out, so we just don't use that word up in this piece. Do eight-year-olds need to be grossed out to enjoy reading? NO! Eight-year-olds are cool and intelligent and do not need the constant references to nose-picking. A cheap move, in my opinion. Please don't insult our eight-year-old population with this lameness. So we are DONE with this series, thankyouverymuch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate Mowery | 1/4/2014

    " This one is really awesome. Ivy & Bean want money so they can buy Babybel cheese and play with the wax. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 12/30/2013

    " Little girls blackmail neighbors to earn money to buy delicious cheese! They are my heroes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Georgen Charnes | 7/24/2013

    " Laugh out loud funny. I read this to my 7 year old and I think I liked it more than she did. Good for her to see an adult really enjoying a book, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brent | 3/12/2013

    " We have been loving these Ivy & Bean books since I brought first two home from Chapter 11 Books in 2005. Now, on to the ninth! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 2/15/2013

    " I love Ivy and Bean - great books for young girls who want more than fairy books. My daughter is now 10 and reading other books now, but still likes to read and catch up with her favorite friends, Ivy and Bean. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 katsok | 2/14/2013

    " Ivy and Bean are obsessed with a circular cheese incased in a wax shell. They are determined to get some. But their plan involves more work than they anticipated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 4/1/2012

    " I'd recommend this book to children who like the Ramona books and the Clementine books. Ivy and Bean are both full of life and can get into some hairy situations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sydney | 3/13/2012

    " they want this special cheese really bad which are $5 each. to earn the $5 the dad tells them they have to make newspapers for everyone in the neighborhood to read. some of the people got mad about some of the information in the newspaper. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Edwards | 12/15/2011

    " I thought this was pretty funny, my daughter enjoyed it and it had some lessons in it, even if it is kids doing the right thing for all the wrong reasons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelli | 11/30/2011

    " The quirky humor of Ivy and Bean always makes for a fun read. How far will Ivy and Bean go to obtain the much coveted Lowfat Belldeloon cheese in a special just-for-you serving size? After reading this one with my daughter I can't wait to move onto the original kid spy: Harriet The Spy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chyna Roger | 10/12/2011

    " I loved the Ivy and Bean series because it told a story of two friends who had a great relationship and what they did together and how they weren't always friends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karol | 9/28/2011

    " My most favorite in the series so far. Totally can relate to the "lowfat Belldeloon cheese in a special just-for-you serving size". Ivy and Bean's take on Pancake Court in their Flipping Pancake was hilarious.Thanks for a really good read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gigi | 6/29/2011

    " of course i loved this book, as i adore ivy and bean. i sure did like it! there were new words in it, i learned "mutant" and "doofus" they made newspapers. they wrote about the stuff that happened on their street pancake court. it was my favorite book so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lily | 6/21/2011

    " that book was great! it was not really funny though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chyna | 6/17/2011

    " I loved the Ivy and Bean series because it told a story of two friends who had a great relationship and what they did together and how they weren't always friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassie | 5/12/2011

    " This book is perfect for a person who likes a mystery but not a scary mystery. If you are just starting to read or like a quick read this is a book for you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 4/25/2011

    " Kids loved this book. They asked me to read this instead of watching a movie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 3/8/2011

    " 4 1/2 stars. Great early chapter book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leni | 2/27/2011

    " Annie Barrows--love your writing. These characters are so lovable. Need to get more "Ivy + Bean" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 2/5/2011

    " Love reading these with my girls - so mischievous - good life lessons to teach. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Artslyz | 1/8/2011

    " a cute series about two friends. in this installation, they think they see a ghost in the school washroom.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 1/5/2011

    " Em and I liked the first one better but this one was cute too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cleo | 12/27/2010

    " I like to write and read a lot.So this will help my writing be more creative "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 nicole | 12/23/2010

    " I love these girls! The fact that Bean eats "ice cream soup" at the end pretty much sums up everything about this series that is so perfect. Ivy + Bean are like a time machine back to second grade, for me. "

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About the Author
Author Annie Barrows

Annie Barrows is the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and the author of The Truth According to Us, and the Ivy + Bean chapter book series. Her books have been nominated for many awards, including the Bluestem Award, the Mark Twain Award, the Virginia Readers’ Choice, the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award, and the Kentucky Bluegrass Award.

About the Narrator

Cassandra Morris has received critical acclaim for her voice-over work from Publishers Weekly and AudioFile magazine. To date, she has narrated over one hundred audiobooks, earned eleven Earphones Awards, and twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. Her voice has also been heard on television in commercial campaigns for Samsung, Silk Soy Milk, and numerous Nickelodeon and Disney products. She is the voice of many cartoon characters, including Leo and Luna in Yu-Gi-Oh, Carrie in Barbie: A Fairy Secret, Nathan in Pokémon, and Lola in Angelo Rules.