We love Ivy & Bean. Did you know that? I mentioned it here... and here... I have a Pinterest board, too. If you still haven't read any Ivy & Bean, well, they are two neighbor girls who thought they didn't like each other, but become best friends anyway. Bean hates to read. She's loud, tomboyish, and energetic. Ivy is a reader, a dreamer, and she tends to let her imagination run wild. Put them together, and all kinds of shenanigans ensue! We read all nine books aloud together this summer and into the fall, and they had us in stitches. Now Big Sis is excited, because some of her friends are starting to read the series. And Little Sis has explained the characters to her four-year-old best friend, so that they can pretend to be Ivy & Bean on play dates. Big Sis received a lot of Ivy & Bean goodies for her birthday, including the Ivy & Bean Paper Doll Play Set.
Now we have a second set of dolls, courtesy of Chronicle Books! I entered a contest on their blog to win a different book. Well, Stephanie at Chronicle was awesome enough to throw in two more gifts for the girls, and one of those gifts was the doll set! No fighting over what scene they want to enact! (Which may or may not be from the books - Little Sis likes to make up her own Ivy & Bean stories.) Now they each have a set of dolls to dress and pose.
|This picture did not turn out well. I wouldn't have included|
it, except Bean's expression seems to reflect the one on
my face when I saw the photo quality.
|(The girls' sets are already a little mixed up. That's the reason for the duplicate pages. Oops.)|
|Ivy's room is my favorite. Look at the division lines on her floor! Just like in the books!|
Ivy & Bean Paper Doll Play Set
Based on the books by Annie Barrows, illustrated by Sophie Blackall.
Chronicle Books, 2011.
For more Ivy & Bean-related goodness, check out the following websites:
Ivy & Bean at Chronicle Books
Ivy & Bean on Facebook
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