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Ivy and Bean Doomed to Dance

Ivy and Bean Doomed to Dance

Book 6

By Annie Barrows,Illustrated by Sophie Blackall


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Finally! After begging their parents for ballet lessons, Ivy and Bean finally get what they want...well, not exactly. Much to their surprise, it turns out ballet lessons do not include karate chops and roundhouse kicks to the villain's heart. The girls have no interest in learning how to dance gracefully, but they promised their parents they would finish the entire ballet course! When it comes time for Ivy and Bean to participate in the ocean-themed class recital, the girls must figure out a way to get out of it without breaking their promises.

More Details

Size: 5-1/2 x 7-1/4 in;
Pages: 128 pp;
full-color cover, b/w interior, ages 6-10
Guided Reading Level: M

Format: Hardcover
Publication: September 2009
ISBN: 9780811862660
ISBN10: 0811862666
Annie Barrows lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters. She is also the co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose previous books include Ruby's Wish and Meet Wild Boars. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Media Reviews

Another pleasing adventure, engagingly illustrated and fun for new readers.î

Booklist2009-11-05 00:00:00

ìIn this sixth entry in the series, Barrows continues to provide early chapter book readers with a laugh a minute in a story loaded with comic situations of which illustrator Blackall takes full advantage.ÖIvy and Bean may not enjoy their adventures in ballet, but readers certainly will.î

The Horn Book Magazine2010-01-01 00:00:00

Children's Reviews, Gift Books 2009

Blackall's illustrations play up the girls\\\' growing impatience with third position and pliÈs and make the most of Barrows\\\'s humor.

Shelf Awareness2009-12-09 00:00:00

ìThe story is solidly written, and the expressive black-and-white illustrations, some full page, add to the humor. Early chapter-book readers will appreciate and relate to the friendsí dilemma.î

School Library Journal2010-01-01 00:00:00

\\\"Annie Barrows accomplishes the almost impossible task of reflecting the world of second grader, creating the tension and drama of family and friendships in language that can be read easily by child who recently graduated from easy readers to early chapter books. " Lisa Von Drasek, Children\\\'s Librarian, Bank Street College of Education

Barnes & Noble Review2010-12-16 00:00:00

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