BOOK NAME: Ivy + Bean
AUTHOR: Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall
This is a story about two kids who were never meant to like each other, but became best friends. You see, Ivy and Bean are total opposites. Ivy is a girly girl, a bookworm and always wears pink. Bean is a tomboy, sporty and is always getting into a little bit of trouble. They are total opposites.
This book follows Bean as she plays tricks on her older sister. During one of these tricks, Bean escapes into Ivy’s backyard. This is where the unlikely friends meet. Soon, Bean discovers that Ivy thinks she is a wizard and can put spells on people. Bean tries to get Ivy to put a spell on Bean’s older sister, Nancy. Bean wants the spell to make Nancy to embarrass herself in front of all her friends.
Ivy & Bean go try to collect all the stuff they need for the spells. On the list were worms, dead frogs and lots of cool other stuff. But in the end, they see Nancy having a tough time and decide that a spell isn’t such a good idea.
I liked this book because it seemed like real life. I have an older sister just like Bean does. And sometimes I pull tricks on her just like Bean does to Nancy. But in the end, I don’t really want my sister to be hurt, sad or upset and that is also what Bean decided. It was also fun because even though Ivy and Bean were very different they stayed good friends.