Watch out, you diabolical masterminds!
- Theres a new detective on Pancake Court: Bean! She laughs at danger! She solves even the most mysterious mysteries! What? There arent any mysteries? Then Bean and her assistant, Ivy, will make some!
- Annie Barrows is the author of many childrens books, including the Ivy + Bean series and The Magic Half, as well as several books for adults, including the bestselling novel The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters.
- Sophie Blackall has illustrated over 20 books for children and adults. Her illustrations have won awards ranging from the Ezra Jack Keats Award, the BCCB Blue Ribbon Picture Book Award, and the Founders Award from the Society of Illustrators and can be found everywhere from the New York Times to the transit posters on the New York Subway. Originally from Australia, she now lives in Brooklyn.
- 128 pp; full-color cover, b/w images throughout, Guided Reading Level: M Ages 6 to 9
Why Our Experts Love It
We just love Ivy & Bean books. They are the perfect stories to prove why opposites attract. Sometimes parents push their children to play together with certain friends. And usually, those kids are just plain weird. But sometimes, just sometimes, weird is good. Opposites make the perfect friends. And while your little one learns a bit about how to tolerate kids who are different from them, they will be giggling at these wacky escapades the whole time!