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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (635 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: 9781436185936
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Annie Barrows’ delightful Ivy and Bean series is packed with mischief, fun, and heart. Young listeners love the two girls’ sense of independence and adventure. After taking on ghosts and bad babysitters, what else is there for this dynamic duo to overcome? Well, this time out, they are going to try to be as good as possible—so good that even woodland creatures will just walk right up to them and be their friends. And when that doesn’t work, these best buds discover that being bad once in a while isn’t so bad at all.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 2/5/2014

    " I was SOO happy that I found more Ivy and Bean books! These two girls are funny and they always get mischievous when they're together. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 1/29/2014

    " These girls are naughty. I should probably stop reading these with Emily. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenna | 1/12/2014

    " This story is great because it is about being bad and good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 NS- Sarah | 1/10/2014

    " I had never heard of this series but I have to say that I think it is precious. The Ivy and Bean books are small in size, chapter books for younger readers, include some pictures and are fun while maintaining realism. I think 2-5 grade girls would have fun reading the Ivy and Bean series. I found the fifth book so it would have been nice to have already read the previous four but nonetheless I was entertained by "Bound to be Bad." Bean is sort of the "bad" girl and Ivy is known to always be good and nice. In book #5 both girls decide to be really good, the best kids in town even. Throughout the book various events cause each girl to act good, bad or regular. Its always changing! I like how this book contains realism and adventure. I think that is what every kid needs! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Franki Ross | 1/9/2014

    " I thought this was a really cute book that showed that it is okay to be yourself. I would definitely recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/3/2014

    " Very funny story about the two friends trying to be bad so that they can then reform and will be so loving that birds will land on their shoulders and wolves will follow them around adoringly. The things that they do in their attempts at being naughty are hilarious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 1/2/2014

    " Ivy and Bean are up to their antics again. It was a fun book to read aloud with my second grade child! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/30/2013

    " This book is thhe best! Ivy herd of this thing when if you be good you will have animals follow you weird right so bean said she will be bad so Ivy could tell her to be good than she would. And you have to read the book to see if it is right "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly Ward | 12/29/2013

    " My 2nd-3rd grade girls will love this series. Ivy and Bean are such likable characters. In this book, Ivy and Bean decide that after learning about St. Francis, that they will be so good and pure that animals will follow them around. Well, for these two being good is easier said then done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chyna Roger | 12/2/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie Tanner | 10/30/2013

    " This is a funny little story about trying to be good and trying to be bad. I loved the dichotomy of choosing to be bad rather than acting bad because you were mad. I think a lot of kids will identify with this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sherry | 10/4/2013

    " I'm not a huge fan of these books, but Latha enjoys reading them with me... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly Letson | 7/22/2013

    " Sadly, I didn't have books 3 & 4 to read before reading book 5. But, I still love this wonderful series about "bad girls", Ivy & Bean. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anderson | 7/14/2013

    " This book is funny because it is about to friends that like having fun. They go throgh lots of fun expirencies. Lots of fun and imagination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jillian | 6/12/2013

    " It would be better if it was longer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sydney Beu | 5/5/2013

    " Ivy and Bean are trying to be good. Bean and her friends are being bad but Ivy tries to get them to be good. There is a lot of water hose spraying and at the end everyone is good again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 3/1/2013

    " Fun and adventurous, a bit mischievous. Good read for 7-10. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacie | 12/30/2012

    " I didn't think it was good as the others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 10/2/2012

    " BEST for reading out loud/book talking the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Stern | 9/26/2012

    " We have read this four times already and each time the kids laugh out loud. The first time I read it I had a hard time controlling my laughter. I remember having similar goals to Ivy's in this book during my childhood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 8/30/2012

    " They were very naughty girlys :P "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jannatul | 7/4/2012

    " they both helped each other and they got intrable togeather. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge | 5/6/2012

    " It was really good, because it had a very good use of words. E.S. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leta Blake | 4/27/2012

    " Loved it! Kid and I rolled laughing! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donald | 2/6/2012

    " Like I have said about the other four books, I'm not a big fan, but my daughter is! This one is rough for my parenting style - kids being bad on purpose. Geez. I want to put the kibosh on #6, but I guess you have to pick your battles... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leni | 2/4/2012

    " Another delightful glance at childhood, through the very creative eyes of Annie Barrows. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 1/3/2012

    " The whole point of the story was they were trying to be pure of heart. I don't think I really learned anything, but it was a really good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate Mowery | 12/27/2011

    " Bean's super horrible bad word that she yells at the birds is "bra." This epitomizes everything that is awesome about the Ivy and Bean series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 nicole j. wroblewski | 7/26/2011

    " Very funny premise. Execution wasn't as great as some of the others in the series, but still one of the best chapter books you can give to a kid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 6/28/2011

    " i'd browsed through Ivy + Bean before, but never actually read one... very sweet and cute, with just enough mischief thrown in to make it fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 6/27/2011

    " Cute book though these 7 yr old girls are kind of nasty to each other and Bean's older sister "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mare | 6/21/2011

    " Cute chapter book which will have second-graders giggling. "

  • 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 6/10/2011

    " I love to recommend this series to female readers who are just beginning chapter books. They zip through them in no time. Now I see why. What child doesn't like a good mischievous character? Along the same lines as Junie B. Jones, these trouble makers are sure to be loved by the girls in your life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cassie | 5/12/2011

    " This book is a great book to read when you are 7 or 8, or just starting to read chapter books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 4/27/2011

    " My little sister recommended these for my daughter. I really enjoyed it. The characters were real little girls. I felt like I was reading about my daughter in a few years. I am a bit worried about the ideas it will give her, though. She already has some interesting ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 4/24/2011

    " Great story about a neighborhood friendship. Can't wait to read the others in the series. "

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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 seven 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.