Ivy & Bean: Bound to Be Bad (Ivy & Bean, Book 5)

Book 5 of 10 in the Ivy + Bean Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades K - 3Grades 1 - 4M3.28293
The adventures of Ivy and Bean continue in the latest installment from series creators Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall. In Ivy and Bean Bound to Be Bad the two girls decide to be so good and kind and pure of thought that wild animals will befriend them. When this doesn't work, they decide that perhaps a little badness can be good.
Hardcover, 120 pages
Published on September 1, 2008 by Chronicle Books
ISBN-10: 0811862658
ISBN-13: 9780811862653
8 Book Reviews
  • gumigove-158048913870
    gumigove-158048913870over 2 years55 stars
    This book’s genre is folktale and it was written by Annie Barrows.This book is about two best friends that like to be bad. At first, Bean was always bad, she was the second meanest person on the Pancake Court ( their neighborhood). In the middle, Bean was bad and since Bean is bad now. Therefore, everyone is bad. In the end, Bean got a little bit nicer. The main characters are Ivy and Bean. Bean is always mean, naughty, and a show off. Ivy is kind, sweet and has a pure heart. Also, Ivy and Bean are best friends and they both are young. Two key events that happened in the book that can be “added” to the plot is “once you are bad it will turn everyone bad.” So, I think that you can try not to be bad, so nobody will copy you. This is added to the plot because Bean is always bad but Ivy is always kind so if that Bean learns from Ivy. Bean will not be bad and she will be kind and good. The main characters change from the beginning of the story to the end of the story by, when Bean became Ivy's best friend. Ivy was sometimes mean when she just became Bean's friend. Then, when Ivy was mean sometimes, Bean learned from Ivy and now Bean is mean. At, the begnning of the story Bean and Ivy were best friends. But, they were not that much mean. They had many friends on Pancake Court. At, the end of the story Bean’s friends got bad because Bean was bad.On page 7, it states, “ Bean picked her plate and licked the streaks of the leftover syrup.” On page 85, it also states, “ I think that I’ve got the bad,” said Bean and Ivy’s friend.One unanswered question I would like to ask the author is, “ Is Bean going to stay good?” I enjoyed this because Bean is weird and bad and Ivy is always, good, kind. I would recommend this book because when Ivy and Bean were bad that makes everyone bad and I learned that to not be bad or it will affect everyone. So, I think to try not to be bad and be good. Then, everyone will copy and they will turn out to be good, if you are good.
    • Bunny 🐰over 2 years
      Loved it ❤️
      • unicornheart
        unicornheartalmost 5 years55 stars
        Ivy and Bean: Bound to Be Bad is a great book because the plot is interesting! First, Bean is bad, and Ivy is good. Then Bean wanted to be good because Ivy said that a nice wolf would come to her if she was good. If I could ask the author two questions, they would be why would they change their mind from being good from being bad? Why were they being bad?
        • mrsdecker
          Mrs. Deckerover 8 years
          Sameen read this book and gave it 5 stars
          • sameen
            sameenover 8 years55 stars
            I like this book because Ivy and bean were trying to be nice to people .But they end up in trouble and also Ivy and bean are two friends who never be mean to each other author Barrows and sophie blackba...
            • samantham120
              samantham120over 10 years
              I have this book and it is a great book people from all aroud listen up close you shoud read this book
              • serea
                sereaover 10 years
                its really nice because if u dont like some one and then u play with them u might like that parson and im doing that 4 my book report
                • minnie2000
                  minnie2000over 10 years55 stars
                  This book has very interesting experiences that many people have experienced in their life like being tied to a tree.