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Publisher's Summary

Annie Barrows introduces Ivy and Bean, two unique girls who certainly didn't plan on becoming friends. Bean, a mischievous yet lovable tomboy, never thought she'd enjoy playing with Ivy, the quiet new neighbor who looks rather boring. Ivy, however, happens to be a witch in training! When Bean gets into a real pickle, Ivy unexpectedly comes to her aid, sparking a rambunctious backyard caper that just might lead to a fabulous new friendship.
©2006 Annie Barrows (P)2007 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"The characters are appealing, the friendship is well portrayed." ( School Library Journal)

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What listeners say about Ivy and Bean

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fun, but too expensive

my 6 year old daughter loves this book, and wants to listen to more, but they're priced at $7/hr. which is 2-3x what they're worth.

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Wonderful

This was such a fun book for me. I little reminder of childhood. The narration was perfect. I am looking forward to listening to more.

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The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

Bean tells the story of how she and Ivy become fast and faithful friends. Your classic story of two seemingly opposites personalities being brought together by surprising similar interests.

A lively narration punctuates the clever and capricious interactions, bringing each character to life through vocal differentiation.

I look forward to future installments!

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Child's Play

I hope we never stop encouraging our children to play and use their imagination. This story is a good example of what can happen when friendships are allowed to develop and be explored.Now, on to the next book in this series.

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5 yearold loved it

my 5 yearold loved it. we listened to the whole book while sitting in traffic.

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loved it

loved it I struggled to finish. so much OMG and I love ivy and bean

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Very funny book for first and second graders. Book

Good reading of a classic book. Kids laughed it up and so did I. Just great.

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Great

This is the greatest book of all time this afternoon I read this book and it was the best book

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cute story

My kids loved this book. Cute story about cute friends and their silly, moschevious, adventures.

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pretty story

This is fun story.The girls are pretty.I love it very much!I recomme it for your daughter^-^