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Ivy and Bean: Doomed to Dance (Ivy & Bean #6)

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Finally After months of begging their parents for ballet lessons, Ivy and Bean finally get what they want . . . well, not exactly. Much to their surprise, it turns out ballet lessons do not cover karate chops and roundhouse kicks. The girls have no interest in learning how to dance gracefully, but they promised their parents they would finish the entire balletcourse When i ...more
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Carmen
May 11, 2014 Carmen rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Parents, Kids
Shelves: children, fiction
Ivy and Bean are two girls who start out thinking they are opposites (in Book 1) but become best friends. Bean is the shorter, darker one. She loves practical jokes, uses "bad" (for a 7-year-old) language, loves mud, the outdoors, and playing Starving Orphans. Ivy is a soft-spoken redhead who always wears dresses and loves to read. Together they make a formidable team.

This is Book 6. It all begins when Ivy's grandmother sends her a book about ballet. Ivy and Bean quickly become fascinated with G
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Serena
Normally, I don't review children's books, but I've made an exception (yes, they do happen). I remember buying a set of Ivy + Bean books for The Girl from Diary of an Eccentric because one of the books had to do with dinosaur fossils and I had read on someone's blog (not sure who) that these books were fantastic. The Girl, suffice to say, loved them and told me all about the straws up the nose and other little tidbits from her books.

In Ivy + Bean: Doomed to Dance, Ivy and Bean are typical second
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Alice


Ooops. Ivy and Bean have made a terrible mistake. Wanting to be Wilis or Giselle in ballet class, they get stuck being friendly squids. What a bummer! Even more embarrassing! Yes, Ivy and Bean book (#4)Take Care of the Babysitter was good,but I think this is the best now.

Mary Ann
Don’t we all know kids who have begged, and I mean begged, for something? A puppy? a new toy? a glittering pair of shoes? Ivy and Bean, stars of the wildly popular chapter book series by Berkeley author Annie Barrows, are sure that ballet class is the perfect activity for them. They have seen amazing pictures of ballet dancers - Giselle kicks her pointed toe so fiercely toward the duke that she’s surely going to snap his head off! What kid wouldn’t want to do that?! So Ivy and Bean beg and beg a ...more
Cassie
I only rate a book one star if I think it was really bad. I feel bad for the book when I rate it one star. So here is the nicest summary that I can give, it is not the best book in the series. Ivy and bean are reading a book about dance moves and decide they want to go to a dance class. They get signed up and it turns out completly differenty than they expected. They thought they where going to learn the moves the book talked about and they weren't learning anything that was in the book. Then fo ...more
Irene
I dare say, I have very little to complain about in this one. :P I am almost tempted to give it 4 stars, but looking at my list of 4-star books, my enjoyment of this one just doesn't match up. Certainly I would have rated it 3 1/2 stars if I could.

In this book, Ivy and Bean are convinced that they will love ballet, and they beg their parents for lessons. Not surprisingly, they hate it. Fortunately, their parents had the foresight to allow them to take lessons only under one condition: The girls
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IST 4th Graders
ivy and bean is a really humorous and funny book. it all started when these girls read a book about a ballet called gissele. they started to like it and they joined ballet classes. the day when they went it was a torture flips, balancing etc. there was one girl who they were jealous of. she did every single of her move smoothly and steady. one their teacher told them that they are going to do a play the bad girl turned out to be the princess and the girls were squids. one they they got an idea. ...more
Cyen Peterkin
Ivy and Bean doomed to dance was a nice book. The main characters are Ivy and Bean. Bean is just lazy she starts a ballerina lesson/club and when it starts to get hard she gives, so techically she was acting like a quiiter. Ivy is consider a geek and she is the leader of her and Bean pack. Bean is Ivy's sidekick.
My favorite part is when Ivy and Bean are reading and Bean's mom takes the book the away and Ivy said how parents always pressure them to read and when they finally read parents take a
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Judi Paradis
Ivy and Bean join "Just Grace" and Clementine as the new fun characters in chapter books for kids in grades 2 to 4. They have big ideas that are just a little bit wrong much of the time. In this book, the girls decide to take ballet so they can be fierce warrior dancers--and beg until their moms agree. Ballet class is not what they imagined--it is boring beyond belief, and when they are cast as dancing squids in an underwater wedding ballet, they decide they need to get out. Should they run away ...more
Lili Martin
This book had a lot of humor in it. i just finished it. From this book you can learn that running away is more scary than you think as fun. it reminds me of a graphic novel i read last year. There was a lot of dancing in it. i just love it. I bet you'll love it too. The good part about this book is that if you don' get something just keep reading it then it will make more sence. Easy. The good part about it is that it only took me two days to read it, and I'm not a good reader. That is why I'm r ...more
Donna Jo Atwood
What happens when you are in second grade and your read a book about ballet where Giselle dances the prince to death. If you are Ivy and Bean you beg for dance lessons.
Of course, reality is boring, but they promised they wouldn't quit. Then they find out that for the recital they have to be really boring squids. It's time to run away from home. A class trip to the aquarium intervenes.
Ivy & Bean are the new Ramona Quimblys.
Jackie
I love Ivy & Bean...they're usually up to no good, but they're so cute doing it. Annie Barrows has definitely captured the "common sense" that 7 yr olds make of the world. For an adult many times that age, it's greatly refreshing to get a sense of the sheer imagination that children have.
nicole
These girls are hellions. The best part is definitely when they try to get sick by rubbing other kids rashes and asking people to cough and sneeze on them. Was a teensy bit concerned when they tried to break their arms. Fortunately, they didn't succeed.
Gizelle Rodriguez
i liked this book becuase it starts off in the middle of the story then tells the begging.Also this book shows what Ivy and Bean went through when they went to ballet.For example on page 1 Ivy states that its grandmas fault for sending her the book of ballet.Another example is that Ivy and Bean kept tripping in ballet class and they had to watch Dulce do all the moves (pg 26-27).also Ivy and Bean got stuck with being the squids (pg 34-35). If you love a funny book about two girls who love to try ...more
Tiana Coffee
What I thought of this book was i thought it was awesome book.The reason why I thought it was a awesome book is because its a really funny book.The reason why I think its so funny is because in Ivy and Bean doomed to dance Ivy and Bean are begging there mom to let them do ballet .So there mom lets them but only on one condition there moms says and that one condition is you can't complaint,cant quit,and you have to do all practices and dances.then when Ivy and Bean get there and meet there teache ...more
Sally
Ivy and Bean is bet friend. If you just look for title, you might think it is about math story, or weird story. Even me, I was thinking about strange story. But that was all wrong. Ivy has brown hair, and she always carefully (Only at first). Bean has black short hair, and she is so active girl. Now, they are best friend. Ivy was active, but she tried to hide that, or only Bean thought Ivy is quiet.

This story is about ballet, like the book cover shows. after read this book, I thought they are s
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Tara
At the very beginning, Ivy an Bean beg to dance. They didn't want to do any dance, they just wanted to do the dance called the Giselle. Then they got to go on a fieldtrip for school. They went to the aquarium. They got to a secret room that had a bunch of buttons as when they pushed the buttons an underwater animal appeared. I liked at the end web Ivy and Bean tried on their costumes because they looked really funny.
Kaylin Rodriguez
Nov 04, 2014 Kaylin Rodriguez rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like ballet
Recommended to Kaylin by: No one
This is a very good book, it's shows how you shouldn't judge something by just one thing up you may think ballet has but they learned that they should have listened to there mom. I would give this book a 4/4 because it's very funny but a little not very understanding parts
Mary
Feb 09, 2010 Mary rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mary by: NYRA 2011 nominee
Very 2nd grade. I haven't read any of the other books but this one was really silly. An easy reader with no real plot.
Finally! After begging their parents for ballet lessons, Ivy and Bean finally get what they want...well, not exactly. Much to their surprise, it turns out ballet lessons do not include karate chops and roundhouse kicks to the villain's heart. The girls have no interest in learning how to dance gracefully, but they promised their parents they would finish the entire ballet course!
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Marie
The girls loved it so much we did a do-over. We are also now starting at the beginning of the series.
Kara
This is the 6th book in the Ivy + Bean series. It is about when Ivy and Bean both really want to take dance class because of a ballet book that Ivy has.When their mom's sign them up and they get to the first class it is not like they imagined.Their recital is '' Wedding under the sea'' and Ivy and Bean are the two friendly squids while Dulice the really annoying girl in the class gets to be the mermaid. And when Ivy and Bean's class goes on a field trip to the aquarium they think it is the perfe ...more
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I really loved this Ivy + Bean book! Who hasn't begged to do something with lots and lots of "pretty pleases" only to find out that they've made a terrible mistake as soon as the much anticipated activity starts. Well, that's exactly what happens to Ivy and Bean when they decide that they simply have to take ballet lessons. They promise to stick with it through the first recital. That seemed like an easy thing to do. Little did they know! Now, the awesome duo must figure out how they can disable ...more
Zoe
I think it was an amaizing book (to me)! i loved it!

it was about two girls named Ivy and Bean.they take a ballet class for the first time. they hate it so much because the girls in the class is better then they are. they have a dance and they are squids.wierd.so they trie to brake/sprain there arm and that didnt go so well as much as they thought.then they trie to get sick and that didnt work then they trie to run away and that didnt go well either. well then on you got to read cause i dont wan
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Tanya
Super cute! The girls loved it. I loved it.
Penni Russon
I read this to Una and Fred secretly listened in. Like the other Ivy and Bean books we've read, we enjoyed this one but the girls were really disappointed that (view spoiler) and I must admit it seemed structurally flawed to me too. I was going to give the book two stars but, aw. It's Ivy and Bean. They're just so cute.

Number 8 is still my favourite.
Beth Pond
Very cute and funny story. Ivy and Bean beg to take dance lessons and quickly learn it isn't as fun as they thought it would be. So, in typical Ivy and Bean fashion, they go to great lengths to get out of dance and out of their upcoming recital. Great book for young readers.
Jocelyn
This book is about two girls named Ivy and Bean. They think they will love battle, but they end up hating it! It takes place at school, at home, at the aquarium, and dance class. I think they are in second grade and it is fall. They take battle because they think they that they can be in the battle Giselle without practice. They want to kick the Prince in the face in the battle Giselle.
Ashley
It was such a funny story. They think ballet will be about kicking people. So they joined. But insted it was about slow moves and nothing they expeceted. Then the next day the teacher says the will be performing. Ivy and Bean were the squids. They hated it. So on a field trip they decided to hide in an aquarium. Bad IDEA!
Marya
Really liked how it realistically portrayed being disappointed in a new activity, and how stuffy ballet for kids can be. Really disliked how it realistically portrayed being disappointed in a new activity that includes ice-skating. Hey! I'm still trying to convince someone that she has to learn that!
Debbie
I like the IVY AND BEAN series as it's a fun read. I think it's good for boys as well as girls. It gives the child a sense of accomplishment because they read a chapter book that they can finish. I like the antics of Ivy and Bean. Well done Annie Barrow and nice illustrations Sophie Blackall.
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“When grown-ups asked you to sit in a circle, they were usually about to tell you something you didn't want to hear. Ms. Aruba-Tate, Ivy and Bean's second-grade teacher, was forever gathering them in a circle for bad news. Like, the class fish died over the weekend. Or, everyone has to start using real punctuation. Or, the pencil sharpener is off-limits. Circles meant trouble.” 3 likes
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