Ivy + Bean Bound to Be Bad
Ivy + Bean Bound to Be Bad

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Series: Ivy + Bean Vol. 5   

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Annotation: Best friends Ivy and Bean learn that being very good, or very bad, can be a real challenge when they set out to become like a man Ivy heard about who was so pure of heart that birds and animals followed him.
Catalog Number: #32645
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: 120 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-8118-6857-5 Perma-Bound: 0-605-22694-6
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-8118-6857-0 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-22694-4
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2008005280
Dimensions: 19 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
Ivy and Bean return in their fifth story in which both girls take their goodness to a new level. Ivy, having heard about St. Francis, thinks it might be nice to be so pure of heart that animals follow her around. She tries to get Bean to be good, and then to be bad, so that she can reform her and the neighborhood bully, Matt, in the process. Though not quite as crisp as the first books in the series, this is still plenty of fun, especially for the duo's many fans. As always, Blackall's delightful illustrations add smiles and substance.
Horn Book
In their fifth book, Ivy and Bean decide to be really good. Barrows's funny story tells how the girls try to change a bully into a nice guy (doesn't work) and have Bean act bad so Ivy can reform her. Blackall's illustrations keep up with the text (e.g., Ivy giggling but trying to look horrified when Bean whispers a bad word).
Kirkus Reviews
How hard can it be to be bad? When a morning of "bad choices" finds Bean sent outside, she sees pal Ivy standing with outstretched arms. Why? Inspired by an image of St. Francis, she is trying to be "pure of heart" in the hopes of luring birds and maybe even a wolf. When standing still and thinking nice thoughts doesn't do the trick, though, the two hatch a scheme bound to succeed: Bean will be as bad as she can be, and Ivy will reform her. Readers familiar with the redoubtable pair ( Ivy + Bean Take Care of the Babysitter , 2008, etc.) will not be surprised to find that the plan gets off to a bumpy start (when Bean screams "BRA!" killjoy Dino just declares it "boring," not bad) but then moves thrillingly into unimagined, escalating realms of badness. Barrows and Blackall deliver another laugh-out-loud Pancake Court romp that derives its humor from the very believable characters and chemistry of the neighborhood children. Any child who's had to suffer a time-out will relate to this one. (Fiction. 6-10)
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ALA Booklist (2/1/09)
Horn Book (8/1/09)
Kirkus Reviews
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Word Count: 8,293
Reading Level: 3.2
Interest Level: 1-4
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.2 / points: 1.0 / quiz: 129029 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:2.7 / points:5.0 / quiz:Q47757
Lexile: 600L
Guided Reading Level: M

The adventures of Ivy and Bean continue in paperback! In Ivy and Bean Bound to Be Bad the two girls decide to be so good and kind and pure of thought that wild animals will befriend them. When this doesn't work, they decide that perhaps a little badness can be good.

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