Author(s): Sophie Blackall (Illustrator); Annie Barrows
It's the Science Fair, and the second grade is all over it Some kids are making man-eating robots. Some kids are holding their breath for a very, very long time. Some kids are doing interesting things with vacuum cleaners. The theme, obviously, is global warming. But what should Ivy and Bean do? Something involving explosions? Or ropes? Something with ice cubes? Or maybe...maybe something different.
New York Times Best-seller Annie Barrows started writing books when she was nine, but they never turned out the way she wanted, so she gave up on writing for twenty-five years. She's written a bunch of books for grown-ups, but Ivy and Bean is her first book for kids. Annie lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters. One daughter is like Ivy and the other is like Bean. Award-winning artist Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and two delightful, spying, scheming, spell-casting children.