What do you do when you're too old for puppet camp?

Summary:

Bean’s older sister Nancy is going to Girl Power Camp for spring break. Bean COULD go to puppet camp, but that’s for “babies.” So she and Ivy set up their own camp in Monkey Park. The activities are ironically “just like” the ones in Nancy’s camp, but somehow they don’t turn out the same.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Whether you've never met Ivy and Bean or you are a long-time friend, there is plenty to enjoy in this summer camp saga.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Young Reader Reaction

Ivy and Bean are always welcome at our house, and our daughter loves reading - and laughing - about their adventures and perspectives on life.

Parent Reaction

“Camp Flaming Arrow” is such an apropos camp name for Bean and Ivy … plenty of visual, plenty of irony. This is a book for the nonconformist conformists. The kids who, as a class, rebel against the dress code and all wear black! The story is funny, with laugh-out-loud moments, but also poignant. I loved the part at the end with Nancy visiting Camp Flaming Arrow. [No, I'm not giving away the ending!]

Type of Book:
Book 9 in the lightly illustrated chapter book for developing readers.
Educational Themes:

Enjoy this book for the life lessons it imparts. There are pieces of the story you could pull out - making your own fun, feelings (admiration, jealousy), dealing with boredom (and sisters), among others.

Reading Level:
3.4
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
7 to 10
Age of child:
Read with a 10-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. Buy the whole set. Once you meet them, Ivy and Bean are destined to become a young reader's treasured friends

Title Ivy and Bean Make the Rules
About

Ivy + Bean, Book 9

Author Annie Barrows
Publisher Chronicle Books © 2012
Illustrators Sophie Blackall
ISBN 9781452102955
Material Hard Cover
Cost $14.99
Genres Adventure, Friendship, Humor
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