Here is an interview with my daughter Stephanie, age 8, and a huge Ivy + Bean fan.
What made you decide to read Ivy + Bean?
(Snickers.) You gave it to me for Christmas.
So what made you open the cover?
Did you look at it? It's cute. Who wouldn't want to know more about those characters?
Which character reminds you of yourself, Ivy or Bean?
Ohhh, totally Bean. She's athletic like me and likes to run around a lot and play tricks on her sister. I'm like that too. Bean is her nickname, and I have a nickname. Plus she is super imaginative like me.
Which character is most like your mom, Ivy or Bean?
Hmmm. Ivy, because she likes to read. And she looks a little wimpy but isn't.
(Giggles.) She has a good imagination too.
Why would other people want to read Ivy + Bean?
They are really imaginative and funny. It's like getting new friends. I'm going to give my copy to Abby because she likes to read, and I think she'll like Ivy + Bean. Maybe we can pretend we're Ivy + Bean and cast spells.
How about you? What character intrigues you, Ivy or Bean? Leave a comment and you'll be entered in a giveaway for a copy of...
|Ivy + Bean by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall|
Or one of three sets of...
|Ivy + Bean Mini Notes|
And ultimately, if you are selected as a giveaway recipient, you'll be entered in the grand prize drawing for...
I'll select four giveaway recipients on Sunday evening and post the results before I go to bed. Remember to check out the other blogs on the tour and get excited about Ivy + Bean Day on October 13.