Ivy and Bean

Ivy & Bean


Author: Annie Barrows

Illustrator: Sophie Blackall

The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't work as friends. Bean, an energetic girl with an inclination for mischief, just doesn’t see the appeal of her new neighbor Ivy, whom her mother extols as such a “nice girl,” which Bean readily translates to mean dull. However, when she needs to escape the wrath of her bossy sister Nancy, Bean discovers a whole new dimension to the quiet girl next door. Together Ivy and Bean concoct a plan to cast Ivy’s fledgling dancing spell on Nancy, with unexpected and hilarious results. Sometimes, it turns out, the best of friends are people who never meant to like each other to begin with.