Thursday, October 11, 2012
Books We Love: “Ivy + Bean Make the Rules”
It here, fans: the First Annual International Ivy + Bean Day (That’s October 13th to you and me). After weeks of anticipation, the Ivy and Bean Blog-A-Bration culminates with the release of book nine in the popular series, Ivy + Bean Make the Rules. And it was worth the wait.
I think young readers will love this installment and Ivy and Bean fans will find their favorite gals coming up with a scheme that pushes the envelope, even for them. Bean is miffed that she’s not old enough to accompany sister Nancy to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp. And she wouldn’t be caught dead at Puppet Fun camp. So Ivy and Bean decide to found their own camp. Fans will agree that only Ivy and Bean could have come up with the name Camp Flaming Arrow. In no time, Camp Flaming Arrow is the fun, happening place to be, leaving Girl Power camp in the dust. This is my favorite installment of the series and I think you and your daughter will love it, too.
So what’s the best way to celebrate Ivy + Bean Day? I suggest doing something—anything—unconventional. If you normally zig, this is the day to zag. Challenge an assumption or two. Bust a stereotype. Surprise yourself. In short, live like you make the rules.