I check out piles and piles of books for the kids at the library and hope that one or two of them will become a “get lost in a book” kind of read.
I check out stacks more hoping to find read aloud books that will have even me saying one more chapter!
Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows, was a title I grabbed and thought it looked okay.
Imagine my surprise as I sat down to skim a chapter but ended up reading the whole book, laughing at the antics of these characters! This book was a delight.
I read it to the kids that night & they loved hearing all about Bean and the trick she plays on her older sister, & how a girl across the street turns into a friend, even when they think they have nothing in common.
That first Ivy & Bean (Book 1) (Bk. 1) led us to read the entire 10 book series.
Girls ages 8-12 are sure to enjoy this dynamic duo & will love the mischief that occurs in these stories.
That being said, my son thought they were highly entertaining as a read aloud. But I doubt he would have pulled them off the shelf for himself.
So if you want a read aloud that can handle multiple ages and be fun for boys and girls- Ivy and Bean is a winner!