Ivy and Bean Book 1 by Annie Barrows

Ivy and Bean Book 1

Ivy & Bean #1

Annie Barrows with Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)

113 pages first pub 2006 (editions)

fiction childrens lighthearted fast-paced


The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to hide quickIvy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to like ea...

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Community Reviews Summary of 736 reviews


lighthearted 92%
funny 76%
adventurous 69%
mysterious 15%


fast 91%
slow 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 57% | A mix: 14% | N/A: 14% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 57% | No: 28% | N/A: 14%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 66% | No: 22% | It's complicated: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 71% | No: 28%

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