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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Ivy and Bean Giveaway

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Roo is in kindergarten this year and the speed with which she has progressed from letter recognition to full-fledged reader has been pretty amazing. I'm glad Jasper is still little and we have a couple more years of big picture books with him but right now Roo is more excited about chapter books for big kids. Our first foray into this exotic land has been the popular Ivy and Bean series, written by Annie Barrows and illustrated by Sophie Blackall, which feature the (mis)adventures of the two grade school best friends.



The newest book in the series is Doomed to Dance. It focuses on the girls' misguided desire to sign up for a dance class and two subsequent realizations: gracefulness is not their forte and ballet classes end in a recital. Shudder. Roo loved every minute of this book since she suffered through her own dance class drama. Every time she asks when she can go back to ballet, I remind her why they call 'em tights and that until she is cool with wearing them without screaming bloody murder at me and whining that they're too tight, there will be no dance lessons. She thought Ivy and Bean's plan to evade their debut as a squid chorus in the marine-themed recital was hi-la-ri-ous. I concur.



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49 comments:

  1. My sons first "real" book was charolettes web

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  2. My first favorite book was "The Pokey Little Puppy." :)

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  3. my dd first "real" book was Junie B. Jones. As a previous Kdg. teacher these books were always a hit with the kids. Would love to read this book as it seems to be just as enjoyable!

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  4. Right now it is Curious George.

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  5. Ramona is mad about Ivy and Bean! Her first "favorite" book was this huge collection of Thomas the Tank stories. Like hundreds of them. We had to read some every night and do all the special train voices. After a year of this, I wanted to throw that book away!!! (Now she won't even admit she used to have a special place in her heart for Thomas-Ha!)
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  10. i love goodnight moon!!
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  11. The Poky Little Puppy was and still is my favorite all time story. I just loved that Little Golden Book. Thank you!
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  12. My daughter likes ballyhoo bay!

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  13. My daughter's first favorite book was Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, now she really enjoys reading the Junie B series. Thanks so much for such a great giveaway, this looks like a fun book!

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  17. My first favorite book is a tie between Christina Katerina and the Box by Patricia Lee Gauch or The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton...I guess I have a thing for female authors with the middle name Lee.
    My daughter's would have to be Goodnight Moon.

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  18. I think that would be "Guess How Much I Love You".

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  19. My daughters fav childs book was The Poker Little Puppy birdson@roadrunner.com

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  20. Im an email subscriber of YOURS birdson@roadrunner.com

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  22. I used to love Guess How Much I Love You.
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  23. I am so anxious to see these books because our youngest is named Ivy. Her favorite book is "Goodnight Moon" (We both have it memorized)

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  24. And last but not least I am subscribed with my Google reader.

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  25. They look like great books. I love the illustrations, and the kind of subversive theme--anti-ballet of sorts.

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  26. My daughter's favorite first book was the Queen of Christmas. She would read it over and over over. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  27. My daughter Taylor's first favorite book was Pajama Time.

    Mine is in kindergarten, too, this year and it really is amazing how fast they start to read! I am constantly amazed.

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  28. my daughters first favorite book was Barnyard Dance

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  29. My daughter loved Cinderella

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  32. My daughter's first "real" book was "Arthur's First Sleepover" by Marc Brown. She loves Junie B. Jones, Ivy + Bean, etc. etc. She loves ALL books!!


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