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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (566 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: 9781440775444
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Finally! After months of begging their parents for ballet lessons, Ivy and Bean finally get what they want … well, not exactly. Much to their surprise, it turns out ballet lessons do not cover karate chops and roundhouse kicks. The girls have no interest in learning how to dance gracefully, but they promised their parents they would finish the entire ballet course! When it comes time for Ivy and Bean to participate in the ocean-themed class recital, the girls must figure out a way to get out of it without breaking their promises.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The story is solidly written…Early chapter-book readers will appreciate and relate to the friends' dilemma.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Another pleasing adventure.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 2/16/2014

    " super cute - I'm doing an Ivy and Bean Party Program a the library and this is such a great book. The girls initially decide that they want to be in ballet, but come to find that they stink at it. Fun with a little bit of science tied in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge | 2/6/2014

    " Ivy and Bean ran away in an aquarium because they didn't want to dance. L.A. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 1/30/2014

    " Ooops. Ivy and Bean have made a terrible mistake. Wanting to be Wilis or Giselle in ballet class, they get stuck being friendly squids. What a bummer! Even more embarrassing! Yes, Ivy and Bean book (#4)Take Care of the Babysitter was good,but I think this is the best now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paige | 1/21/2014

    " It was not the best I think that dance docent reflect beans personality maybe hip hop but not ballet .but as any other bean &ive book it was good "

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

    " I like when they got to be squids and after ballet got to fight in their costumes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juliana | 1/11/2014

    " Very funny and cute story. A great series for 7 and up. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 ☆Expecto Patronum☆ | 1/7/2014

    " This is a children's book. Not my thing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mandy | 12/31/2013

    " My daughter loves these books. I don't quite get it, but whatever. Her first grade teacher read one to the class and she's loved them since. We read this one together and it was just okay. Hoping she will find another set of books she will love more, but I'm happy she's a reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 nicole j. wroblewski | 12/23/2013

    " These girls are hellions. The best part is definitely when they try to get sick by rubbing other kids rashes and asking people to cough and sneeze on them. Was a teensy bit concerned when they tried to break their arms. Fortunately, they didn't succeed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 B | 12/14/2013

    " #6 in the Ivy and Bean series where the girls choose to join ballet but then, when they have to play squids in a recital, don't much care for it. Pretty good but not as good as the first books in series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 12/8/2013

    " The Ivy and Bean books are witty, short reads that are great as starter read-aloud chapter books. Ivy & Bean have great character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 12/6/2013

    " I love Ivy & Bean...they're usually up to no good, but they're so cute doing it. Annie Barrows has definitely captured the "common sense" that 7 yr olds make of the world. For an adult many times that age, it's greatly refreshing to get a sense of the sheer imagination that children have. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy Reid | 3/1/2013

    " Read this one with Ella. It was cute. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 2/27/2013

    " I like the IVY AND BEAN series as it's a fun read. I think it's good for boys as well as girls. It gives the child a sense of accomplishment because they read a chapter book that they can finish. I like the antics of Ivy and Bean. Well done Annie Barrow and nice illustrations Sophie Blackall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eileen V | 1/10/2013

    " it' a cool "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 12/27/2012

    " I think this was a really good book because it was a great adventure and I recommend this story to lots of people. It taught me that you have to be REALLY sure you want lessons before starting them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Portia | 11/3/2012

    " i didn't like this one beter than the original but it is just as good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lilly Coelho | 10/3/2012

    " I am VERY exited to read this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gisbelle | 8/17/2012

    " Kinda good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany | 5/14/2012

    " So cute! Evienne and I are read this book and now we want to get the rest in the series! Cool fact: these are written by the niece of the woman who wrote the Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 9/27/2011

    " This is my favorite one so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 7/23/2011

    " i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sydney Beu | 7/15/2011

    " Ivy and Bean go to ballet class. They don't like it at first so they run away. The ballet teacher finds them and tells their mothers. Then they eventually like the ballet class. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colby Sharp | 6/30/2011

    " I love that Ivy and Bean try to pull A Mixed Up Files stunt in this one. "

  • 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 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.