Book Spotlight: Ivy + Bean: What’s the Big Idea?
The Children’s Book Review
About the Illustrator: Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose previous books include Ruby’s Wish and Meet Wild Boars. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Written by Annie Barrows
Illustrated by Sophie Blackall
Ages: 6-10 | 128 Pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books | ISBN-13: Chronicle Books
What to expect: Friendship, Science Fair
It’s the Science Fair, and the second grade is all over it! Some kids are making man-eating robots. Some kids are holding their breath for a very, very long time. Some kids are doing interesting things with vacuum cleaners. The theme, obviously, is global warming. But what should Ivy and Bean do? Something involving explosions? Or ropes? Something with ice cubes? Or maybe . . . maybe something different.
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About the Author
Annie Barrows is the author of many books for adults, including the bestselling The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, but Ivy and Bean is her first series for kids. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters. Visit http://www.anniebarrows.com/ for more information.
About the Illustrator
Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose previous books include Ruby’s Wish and Meet Wild Boars. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. For more information visit http://www.sophieblackall.com/.