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 quickly hide and 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 the Ivy and Bean Book Series.
From beloved children's book author Annie Barrows, The Ivy & Bean collection has been delighting preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and kids of all ages for nearly two decades. Centered upon messages promoting friendship, empathy, and understanding, each book follows Ivy and Bean on their various adventures through adolescent life.
This is Book 1 in the Ivy & Bean Series. See all Ivy & Bean books here.
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Annie Barrows was an editor at Chronicle Books before becoming a full-time writer. She has written several adult titles including the New York Times bestseller The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, as well as the highly acclaimed children's series Ivy and Bean and The Magic Half. Annie lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughtMore about Annie Barrows
Sophie Blackall grew up in Australia and now lives in New York. Her books include the Ivy and Bean series, Jumpy Jack and Googily and Meet Wild Boars.More about Sophie Blackall