Ivy and Bean Doomed to Dance (Ivy and Bean Series #6)

Ivy and Bean Doomed to Dance (Ivy and Bean Series #6)

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811876667
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Series: Ivy and Bean Series , #6
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 57,046
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.22(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

Annie Barrows is the author of many books for adults, including the bestselling The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, but Ivy and Bean is her first series for kids. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters.

Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose previous books include Ruby's Wish and Meet Wild Boars. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Hometown:

Berkeley, CA

Date of Birth:

August 24, 1962

Place of Birth:

San Diego, CA

Education:

University of California at Berkeley, B.A. in Medieval History; Mills College, M.F.A. in Creative Writing

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Ivy and Bean Doomed to Dance (Ivy and Bean Series #6) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My siser loves ivy+bean and i do to!!!!!!!!
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I love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG LOVE IT I RECOMEND EVERY IVY+BEAN BOOK DEADLY AT BEGINING BUT AMAZINGLY AWSOME OMG WE HAVE SOME AMAZING AUTHORS IN THIS AMAZING LAND OF AMERICA HA HA HOPE YOU FOUND THID HELPFUL:):):):):):,) GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT LOVE<3,ME
LegalBeagle More than 1 year ago
Doomed to Dance by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall is the latest installment in the Ivy and Bean series. In Doomed to Dance the girls enroll in ballet lessons assuming that ballet is a form of karate in costumes and set to music. Upon discovering the true nature of ballet they scheme to evade performing their assigned squid roles in the class recital. The girls initially plot to escape their fate by trying for bodily injury or illness. When these attempts are thwarted they decide to runaway on the school field trip to the local aquarium. The girls decide that living in the aquarium is the perfect hideaway. The fun really begins with the girls' adventures at the aquarium where they learn about real life squids. Doomed to Dance is a delightful tale for age appropriate readers. Parents will also appreciate the book's educational value. The class field trip to the aquarium defines "Coastal Zones" (tide pools); uses the term "sea anemone" (water dwelling predatory animals) and vividly describes the squid the girls encounter. In short, it is clear that the authors did their aquatic homework - in fact they even thank Dr. George Matsumoto of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute "for useful information regarding squid."Careful readers will also catch the book's reference to the classic children's book: The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg. Doomed to Dance is an engaging story for readers both young and old! Publisher: Chronicle Books (October 14, 2009), 122 pages Advance Review Copy Provided Courtesy of the Publisher.
sagustocox on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Normally, I don't review children's books, but I've made an exception (yes, they do happen). I remember buying a set of Ivy + Bean books for The Girl from Diary of an Eccentric because one of the books had to do with dinosaur fossils and I had read on someone's blog (not sure who) that these books were fantastic. The Girl, suffice to say, loved them and told me all about the straws up the nose and other little tidbits from her books.In Ivy + Bean: Doomed to Dance, Ivy and Bean are typical second-grade girls who are willing to try just about anything, and they sometimes find themselves getting into trouble or at least over their heads. In Doomed to Dance, the girls read a book about ballet and decide that they should take ballet, so they can become ballerinas in Giselle. The only problem is that ballet is not as fun or easy as it seems."'She doesn't leap like a kitty. She leaps like a frog,' Bean whispered to Ivy." (Page 24) "'We can't be squids if we break our arms,' said Ivy. 'Remember what Madame Joy said? We're supposed to wave our tentacles gently to the passing tide. No way can we do that if we've got broken arms, Right?'" (Page 40)While Ivy and Bean get into trouble -- and what kid doesn't? -- they always manage to find the positive in their situation or make amends. Some of the funniest scenes in this book are when Ivy and Bean try to get sick on purpose, having other kids cough and sneeze all over them. Young readers will laugh out loud at the antics of these young girls, and parents will enjoy these books because of the lessons they teach about responsibility and imagination. Ivy + Bean: Doomed to Dance is a fun read at nearly 130 pages, and these characters will worm their way into kids hearts easily.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book. This bok is the best Ivy and bean book ever. If there are any hot girls please write a comment that is titled ht girl. Love, A friiend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book!
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The illustrations are touching,yet the humor is deliciously saugtered in depths of touch.
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This book is good........for kids! I mean seriuosly only Bertha would read these. THE KEVINATOR OUT!
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we have bought all of her books, my granddaughter and I have been reading Ivy and Bean what a good book, young girls will love to read these. They are easy to read and lots of fun.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked it, shared with all my friends
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2nd grade first book report child enjoyed the book