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Title:
One big happy family / written by Annie Barrows ; illustrated by Sophie Blackall.
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1 big happy family
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9781452164007
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San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books, [2018]

©2018
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116 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
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"Ivy's worried. She's read a lot of books about only children, so she knows that they are usually spoiled rotten. They don't share their toys. They never do any work. They scream and cry when they don't get their way. Spoiler alert! Ivy doesn't have any brothers and sisters. That's why she's worried. How can she keep from getting spoiled? She could give away all her clothes, but she'd probably get in trouble. She could give away all her toys, but she likes her toys. There's really only one solution: She needs a baby sister, on the double! Luckily, Bean and Ivy know just where to get one."--Jacket cover.
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Summary

Annie Barrows' bestselling chapter book series, Ivy & Bean, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing---and reading--for more than a decade! With more than 5 million copies in print, Ivy & Bean return with a brand-new book for a new generation!

Ivy & Bean are back . . . and they are funnier than ever!

Ivy's worried. She's read a lot of books about only children, so she knows that they are sometimes spoiled rotten. They don't share their toys. They never do any work. They scream and cry when they don't get their way. Spoiler alert! Ivy doesn't have any brothers or sisters. That's why she's worried. How can she keep from getting spoiled? She could give away all her clothes, but she'd probably get in trouble. She could give away all her toys, but she likes her toys. There's really only one solution: she needs a baby sister, on the double! Luckily, Ivy and Bean know just where to get one.


Author Notes

Award winning author Annie Barrows was born in San Diego, California. She graduated from UC Berkeley. After graduation Annie became an editor editing books on a wide-range of topics. After she had edited a couple hundred books, she decided that that she could probably write one herself so she went to writing school. After writing several books for adults she decided she'd like to write for children.

Annie is the author of the Ivy and Bean Series which have won numerous awards including: 2007 ALA Notable Children's Book, Booklist, Editor's Choice, Best Books of 2007 Kirkus Reviews, The Best Children's Book of 2006, Best Early Chapter Books, Book Links, Best New Books for the Classroom, 2006, New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2006. she is also the co-author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Her title The Truth According to Us, also made The New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Horn Book Review

The second-grade best friends of Pancake Court, Ivy and Bean, return for an eleventh installment in which they consider what it means to be a spoiled child. Opinionated classmate Vanessa points out that Ivy is an only child and asserts that such children are usually spoiled. Though Bean defends Ivy (Bean could have bitten Vanessa on the ankle, but she didnt. She just said, Ivys not spoiled), Ivy takes the remark to heart. She tries many corrective measures, including giving away her clothes and asking her mom for a baby sister. At last, Bean helps Ivy see that though she is an only child, she is consistently unselfish and thoughtfulthe opposite of spoiled. The imaginative and somewhat rash problem-solving tactics of these two otherwise earnest, emotionally mature friends offer readers characters to love as well as energetic plot details and gags to laugh at. Blackalls black-and-white spot art deftly captures and builds on the characters distinct personalities and the storys humor while also creating breaks in the text for pausing and reflecting. This long-awaited (its been five years since the last installment) addition to the series has much to recommend for both longtime Ivy and Bean fans and new initiates. julie roach (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.