Annie Barrows avec Ivy and Bean Doomed to Dance (Ivy & Bean)
Paperback. Pub Date :2010-10-29 Pages: 136 Language: English Publisher: Chronicle Books Finally! After months of 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 cover karate chops and roundhouse kicks. The girls have no interest in learning how to dance gracefully. but they promised their parents they would finish the entire balletcourse! 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.
THE HORN BOOK MAGAZINE
In 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. Ivy and Bean may not enjoy their adventures in ballet, but readers certainly will.
BARNES & NOBLE REVIEW
\\\"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
Blackall\\\'s illustrations play up the girls\\\' growing impatience with third position and pli s and make the most of Barrows\\\'s humor.
Another pleasing adventure, engagingly illustrated and fun for new readers.
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
The 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 friends dilemma.
"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
Annie Barrows started writing books when she was nine, but they never turned out the way she wanted, so she gave up on writing for twenty-five years. She's written a bunch of books for grown-ups, but Ivy and Bean is her first book for kids. Annie lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters. One daughter is like Ivy and the other is like Bean. Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two delightful, spying, scheming, spell-casting children. Her previous books include Ruby's Wish and Meet Wild Boars.