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Ivy + Bean Make the Rules: Ivy + Bean, Book 9

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fun tale of girls creating camp fosters independent play.

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IVY + BEAN MAKE THE RULES is Book 9 in this imaginative series about girl friendship and creativity. Here, Ivy and Bean may initially be motivated by sour grapes, but in the end, they learn some valuable life skills, namely how to make your own fun. The highly realistic situations and dialogue, paired with evocative black-and-white Chinese ink illustrations, make for a fun, relatable read.

Grade school girls will find Ivy and Bean's adventures relatable and entertaining in an environment that rewards smarts, quick thinking, girl power, and cleverness. Parents who support unstructured play time and want to encourage more independent play have a great sourcebook here for beginning readers. There's some minor concerns about the potential for imitating mischief, but parents can use some of the girls' choices as a great way to discuss those instances in greater depth.

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