Ivy + Bean Take Care of the Babysitter
Ivy + Bean Take Care of the Babysitter

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Series: Ivy + Bean Vol. 4   

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Annotation: When Bean's parents leave her in the care of her older sister Nancy for the afternoon, she enlists her neighbor and best friend Ivy to come over and teach Nancy how to be a really good babysitter.
Catalog Number: #26680
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Special Formats: Chapter Book Chapter Book
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Copyright Date: 2008
Edition Date: 2008
Illustrator: Blackall, Sophie,
Pages: 122 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-8118-6584-3 Perma-Bound: 0-605-19280-4
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-8118-6584-5 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-19280-5
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2007028224
Dimensions: 19 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
Kirkus Reviews
The kids of Pancake Court are constructing a volcano from a giant mound of dirt, but right in the middle of the eruption Bean is called home. Her parents are going out and leaving her in the custody of her older sister, Nancy. The prospect of boring home confinement with her bossy nemesis as babysitter is grim, but Bean is equal to the challenge. When Ivy shows up, the girls find that exploring Bean's mysterious attic and evading Nancy are just as exciting as making a volcano erupt. This fourth adventure of the pint-size duo with supersize imaginations is the strongest to date. Barrows and Blackall—who, like Eleanor Estes and Louis Slobodkin, make an inspired writer-artist team—have made the denizens of Pancake Court as delightful to visit as the Moffat family of Cranbury, Conn. Portrayed with clear-eyed affection and humor, Ivy and Bean are irresistible. Readers will look forward to the next installment of this series that celebrates the joys and thrills of friendship, unrestricted play and unfettered imagination. (Fiction. 6-10)
School Library Journal
Gr 23 Ivy and Bean, "BFFs," are back in a new adventure. Bean is upset when her parents decide that Nancy, her 11-year-old sister, will be her babysitter for the afternoon, so she flags down Ivy with a T-shirt with SOS on it from her bedroom window. Together they find a way to get into the attic without Nancy finding out, but get locked in. All ends well with Ivy and Bean blackmailing Nancy to keep quiet about her trying their mother's makeup. Bean is a typical little sister with a big imagination. The story line and antics of the characters resemble Sara Pennypacker's "Clementine" series (Hyperion). The frequent black-and-white Chinese ink illustrations capture the mood and carefree attitude of the story well. Early chapter-book readers will enjoy this installment in this lighthearted series. Krista Tokarz, Cuyahoga County Public Library, OH
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Word Count: 8,203
Reading Level: 3.1
Interest Level: 1-4
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.1 / points: 1.0 / quiz: 122599 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:2.5 / points:5.0 / quiz:Q44241
Lexile: 570L
Guided Reading Level: M
Fountas & Pinnell: M

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!


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