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Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go (Ivy & Bean #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  3,872 Ratings  ·  251 Reviews
Best friends Ivy and Bean are back and looking for adventure in the second installment of this engaging new series. This time they've made an amazing discoverya ghost in the school bathroom! Ivy and Bean can see its cloudy form and its glowing eyes. They can hear its moaning voice. This is the best thing that ever happened at schooluntil the teachers find out. Now Ivy and ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 5th 2007 by Chronicle Books (first published March 1st 2006)
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Dorothy LaBar
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kids-books
Although Heidi enjoys the stories for the most part, we have way too many conversations about the poor behavior (e.g. cutting her sleeping sister's hair) and language ("shut-up!", etc) coming from Bean. These should be entitled "Ivy & Bean Can Be Quite Mean!". I think there are much better books out there if you want mystery that still manage to set a good example for kids (the original Boxcar Children set for one...warning: we find the "new" prequel to come short of the originals).
Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Not 1st graders, maybe 3rd graders if it's not too easy for them
Shelves: children
*** Warning: This review contains spoilers! ***

Two stars seems too low, but in Goodreads it's labeled as "it was ok", and that is how I feel about the book. (On Amazon, "It's OK" translates to 3 stars.)

First off, I have to give this book praise because it is the first chapter book that Isabelle read all on her own, cover to cover. She got it as a gift, and though she was at first indifferent to it, once she picked it up, she read the entire book in one sitting. She is now very excited to go back
I was very disturbed about the story discussing graves under schools and ghosts that were miserable, sad, etc. Not exactly what I would call uplifting and appropriate reading for a my daugher who is 7 years old. Call me old fashioned (which is an oxymoron because I tend to me quite progressive) but this is just not something I want my little girl reading and I just threw it in the trash. Next time maybe I should read each book I buy for her ahead of time.
Andrea Medina
Apr 01, 2016 rated it liked it
This book is about these girls that think that the school bathroom is haunted. They do all these crazy things just to prove that there's a ghost in the bathroom. I recommend this book to girls that like funny stories. I liked the part when she spilled the beans about the ghost and she started crying and told the teacher. Her friends weren't mad, she just thought that they were. I recommend this book to kids that like funny books.
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Parents; Kids
The title is a pun. The ghost does need to go (be expelled) but he or she is also living in the girls' bathroom, and therefore might have to go. GET IT?!!?! LOL

Ivy and Bean, best friends, face a new challenge when a ghost appears in the girls' bathroom of Emerson School.

Haha, not really. Ivy just doesn't want to admit that she doesn't know how to do a cartwheel, so she makes up a ghost to distract everyone. It's believable because there is a mist outside the bathroom sometimes, and it feels cold
Feb 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Neither the character development nor the illustrations were quite as compelling as in the first book, but it remains head and shoulders better than those beginning-chapter book standbys, Magic Tree House and Junie B. Jones. Volume 2 does benefit from having a boy character appearing periodically, but the series probably remains too feminine with the partially pink cover to convince many boys to try it, which will certainly be their loss. Ivy and Bean remain two wonderful kids who overflow with ...more
Joy Lee
Nov 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: chapterbooks, 2016
아이비 앤 빈은 저학년 여자 아이 둘이 주인공인 만큼

읽기 쉬운 영어로 쓰여 있어 쓱쓱 읽기에 좋은거 같아요...

그 또래 여자 아이들이 읽으면 혼자 있을 때 상상으로만 떠올리고 지나쳤을 법한

아이들만의 기발한 생각들이 그대로 묘사되어 있어 공감하고 몰입하며 읽을 수 있겠다 싶었습니다.

그나이 또래의 공감은 아니겠지만 아..나도 어릴때 이런 비슷한 생각을 했더랬지 하며

저 역시도 흥미있게 읽어 내려 갔으니까요..

이 책이 어린 여자 아이들에게 인기있는 이유를 알겠더라구요..

다른 책이 잘 안 읽힐 때 그리고 짬짬이 짧은 시간이 주어질 때 섞어 읽듯 읽으면 좋겠다 싶었습니다.

잘 읽힌다는 기쁨과^^... 소소한 어린 시절의 추억들을 생각하게 하는 유쾌한 책이었습니다.
Kimberly Ward
Jul 01, 2010 rated it it was ok
I thought this book was inappropriate for the 1st and 2nd grade reader. In this book Ivy and Bean think there is a ghost in the school bathroom and the spot on floor is a portal to the underworld. I think that this book could scare some younger kids because the book never addresses that there really was not a ghost in the bathroom. Didn't like this one.
Mar 19, 2010 added it
so far I like it but I dont have enough information to tell you about it.
Oct 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I don't think their was really a ghost haunting the girls bathroom. It was probably just a cool gust of wind or a breeze. Who knows, it could be haunted. ...more
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Annie grew up in Northern California, and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, with a degree in Medieval History. Unable to find a job in the middle ages, she decided upon a career as an editor, eventually landing at Chronicle Books in San Francisco, where she was in charge of "all the books that nobody in their right mind would publish." After earning an M.F.A. in Creative Wri ...more
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