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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.
©2008 Annie Barrows; (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC

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Whoa! Setting a horrible example!

Narration was fine, but I object to the terrible example Bean and Ivy are setting in this book. Bean and her sister are horrible to one another, Bean is mouthy with her mother, and they spend the entire book doing things they have expressly been forbidden to do by Bean's parents. Instead of modeling the kind of behavior we want our kids to have, it instead provided an opportunity to talk about why their behaviors were unacceptable. That being said, I would rather have listened to a book with more likable characters.

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