31 January 2016 11:12 pm
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Susan E. Burris says
31 January 2016 at 11:47 pm
Ivy and Bean What’s the Big Idea does not disappoint. Reading this book aloud I actually laughed so hard we had to stop reading for a few minutes. The chapters are short, the vocabulary is manageable and the characters are admirable, and the message is positive. I wish there were 100 books in this series. Unlike the Junie B. Jones series, the characters are well-behaved and have good intentions. Although they have flawed reasoning, they have good hearts and try to good.
My only complaint (and it is really my daughter’s complaint) is that the cover is misleading. The girls never mix anything in beakers. The illustration on the cover of our book has the girls’ teeth looking strangely gray.
Annie Barrows has a gift with words and children relate to her. I highly recommend this book.
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