Happy Ivy and Bean Day!

If you have girls age 6 to 10, you are probably familiar with Ivy and Bean, two seven-year old girls who’s antics and adventures are caught in the early chapter book series by Chronicle Books aptly entitled Ivy and Bean. My seven-year old daughter recently discovered them and loves, loves, loves the series. I reviewed their first book during this weeks Write a Review Wednesday post.

In celebration of the sixth book in this series, Ivy and Bean Doomed to Dance, we’re hosting a little Ivy & Bean Day celebration.

Ivy & Bean Doomed to Dance (book 6) After 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 include karate chops and roundhouse kicks to the villain’s heart. The girls have no interest in learning how to dance gracefully, but they promised their parents they would finish the entire ballet course! 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. (synopsis from Chronicle Book’s website)

You can also checkout the book trailer for Ivy & Bean Doomed to Dance

I think one reason my daughter loves the Ivy & Bean books is because the two girls are just like her; they like adventures and playing crazy games (which of course don’t feel crazy to them). One of my daughter’s favourite games right now is those cootie catcher games. You know the ones that you fold in paper and pick numbers. Well Ivy & Bean have created their own Double-Dare Cootie Catcher which you can printout for yourself (a pdf file).

Perhaps you want to learn some of Ivy & Bean‘s tricks, like hanging spoons on your face or setting a record for the most straws in the mouth or making your own potions in your bedroom lab (one of my daughter’s favourite things). Well you can find out how to do these and more (a pdf file).

Think you know everything about Ivy & Bean? Test your knowledge with this Ivy & Bean Quizz (a pdf file).

Looking for more Ivy & Bean fun, checkout their website. You’ll find more information on all the books in the series, including the ability to read the first chapter of each book. And don’t forget to become a fan of Ivy & Bean on Facebook.

All this is fun, but the best way to celebrate Ivy & Bean Day is to pick-up a copy of one of their books. That’s certainly my daughter’s idea of celebrating.

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