Ivy & Bean Take Care of the Babysitter

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Ivy & Bean Take Care of the Babysitter

By Annie Barrows; Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books (CA), Paperback, 9780811865845, 122pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2008

Description
The adventures of Ivy and Bean continue in the latest installment from series creators Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall. In Ivy and Bean Take Care of the Babysitter, the two girls hatch a plan to prove that Bean's big sister is the world's worst babysitter. Of course plans go awry, but fun ensues.


About the Author
Annie grew up in Northern California, and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, with a degree in Medieval History. After earning an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Mills College, Annie wrote a number of books for grown-ups. In 2003, Annie grew weary of grown-ups, and began to write for kids, which she found to be way more fun. Her first children's book, Ivy and Bean, was an ALA Notable Book for 2007.

Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose previous books include "Ruby's Wish" and "Meet Wild Boars". She also illustrates the Ivy & Bean series.Sophie lives in Brooklyn, New York and can be visited at sophieblackall.com.


Praise For Ivy & Bean Take Care of the Babysitter

KIRKUS REVIEWS, STARRED REVIEW
This fourth adventure of the pint-size duo with supersize imaginations is the strongest to date....Portrayed with clear-eyed affection and humor, Ivy and Bean are irresistible. Readers will look forward to the next installment of this series that celebrates the joys and thrills of friendship, unrestricted play and unfettered imagination.

THE HORN BOOK
Text and illustrations in this entry are as fine a match as Ivy and Bean, each offering different strengths that support each other infinitely well.