Author(s): Annie Barrows
In this fourth title in Chronicle's successful "Ivy and Bean" series, Bean is dismayed to learn that her sister is going to be her babysitter. That's not fair! But with help from Ivy, mischief and mayhem ensue, begging the question: Who is really in charge?
THE HORN BOOK Text and illustrations in this entry are as fine a match as Ivy and Bean, each offering different strengths that support each other infinitely well.
Annie Barrows has written many books for adults, 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 New York.