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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (948 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: 9781436178570
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Annie Barrows’ pint-sized adventurers have captured the attention of young listeners eager for clever and witty stories. Barrows has received multiple accolades, including a starred review from Booklist and glowing praise from School Library Journal. In their fourth outing, bookish Ivy and rambunctious Bean must outwit the most awful babysitter ever—Bean’s older sister Nancy. Ivy uses all of her smarts to rescue her best pal, and soon the two are hatching a plan to prove to the world that Nancy is at least a million times worse than any other babysitter.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Early chapter-book readers will enjoy this installment in this lighthearted series.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chyna Roger | 2/19/2014

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 2/18/2014

    " The characters were wonderfully creative, but their behavior was intolerable. I really found myself appalled by the way the girls (and the big sister) were acting. Maybe I should read a different one in this series, because based only on this one, I won't be recommending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 ☆Expecto Patronum☆ | 2/17/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 2/12/2014

    " This is a great beginner chapter book for 2nd or 3rd graders. 7-9 year olds can relate to the humor, friendship, and sibling rivalry, especially since this book is about the main character's big sister babysiting her for the very first time. I read it to two kids that I nanny, and they thought the book was hilarious. It has pictures too, which aids the transition from picture books to chapter books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jarrett | 2/5/2014

    " The relationship between Bean and her older sister Nancy in the "Ivy and Bean" series is shallow. Unfortunately, this installment is based almost entirely on the animosity between them. I don't doubt that the relationship between a middle-school girl and her rambunctious 2nd grade sister can be a fraught one, but I have yet to see a moment shared between the sisters that is kind or understanding or based in any fondness. This causes a lack of complexity to the characters. Indeed, Nancy is one-note: the middle school girl who is shallow, selfish, and vain. That annoys me. In this one, Bean does something dangerous she's been warned not to do - goes into the attic crawlspace - gets trapped, but then manipulates the situation to get money out of Nancy who shows real concern that Bean was in trouble. This made me sympathize with Nancy. Ivy and Bean come off as little connivers in this one, which I really didn't like. Overall, it's a light book with some fun and suspense built in, and I like the spunk, creativity and enthusiasm in both Ivy and Bean, but I don't know if Fran will remember this series a week after we complete it. "

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

    " I loved this book because Bean's sister Nancy babysits them and she does a poor job. Bean has to help her out and ends up earning a little money herself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate Mowery | 1/30/2014

    " I enjoy Ivy and Bean. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ever | 1/19/2014

    " I would give this one more stars (because I love Ivy and Bean), except that this one brought back some substitute teacher nightmares. I think I prefer them being witches or future paleontologists to being delinquents. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leta Blake | 1/17/2014

    " I always enjoy Ivy and Bean. So creative and always into genuinely childish mischief. They bring back fond memories of my own childhood shenanigans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lucy S | 1/13/2014

    " I likd how they sneke. "

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

    " I don't think I would want to babysit Ivy and Bean. Poor Nancy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ciara *I love Harry Potter!* | 1/4/2014

    " This a lovely little book about Bean and her annoying big sister Nancy, who acts as the babysitter in this book. There are a good few pictures in this book, and the story is very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 12/19/2013

    " This book was amazing. I loved it. I liked the part where Nancy put on makeup. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 12/18/2013

    " I think this is my Fav so far. Bean thinking about eating bugs is funny, but gross! At first I thought Ivy and Bean were going to break apart! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna Humphrey | 12/4/2013

    " good book... not my favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Arendt | 8/17/2013

    " Bean' sister is babysitting her for the first time. Lots of imaginative play and trouble, as is to be expected with Ivy and Bean. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Portia | 6/23/2013

    " This book is one of my favorite childhood books! i mostly recommend it for 6-10 year old kids "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gigi | 6/18/2013

    " it's because nancy the big sister of bean has to be the babysitter of bean for the rest of the time of the day. i liked when bean escaped. i liked everything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ishta Mercurio | 4/3/2013

    " I can imagine myself getting into just the kind of trouble these two got into in this book! Extremely well-done; the dynamic with the older sister is especially good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aubrey | 2/8/2013

    " Ellie LOVES the Ivy and Bean books, she thinks she is one of them and has connected in a way that she does not generaly do. And I enjoy them as well (I usually like to just read them classics but this one was fun) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodi | 11/23/2012

    " Cute enough early chapter book that I read to my daughter! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessietaylortanner | 8/9/2012

    " Bella and I both really enjoyed this series. The characters are funny and likable, and the illustrations are delightful! Great for mom and child alike. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Little Miss and the Legomeister | 4/24/2012

    " Little Miss checked out another Ivy and Bean audiobook. She really enjoyed it, and Legomeister seemed to like it too. It was cute, in a "I hope my kids don't start acting like that" kind of way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica O'Shea | 1/10/2012

    " So far, there's not an Ivy and Bean book Sophia doesn't love. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassie | 11/25/2011

    " In my opinion this book was the worst out of all of them. It need to be longer and need to have more detail. It is better for someone who is just starting to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marina1 | 10/21/2011

    " i think it was cool all i have to say about nancy is why is she playing with make up when you not so pose to play with it all i have to say is she better get it to gerther "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 10/3/2011

    " this book was not very fun but it was easy i finished it in an hour and a half "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christy | 9/20/2011

    " 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! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lars Guthrie | 9/5/2011

    " As charming and delightful as the first three...maybe more so. "

  • 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.