The Ivy and Bean series of children's books by Annie Barrows (published by Chronicle Books) cover the enduring and hilarious friendship between two seemingily opposite personalities. Ivy and Bean are very different and it's because of their differences, they become best friends.
From author Annie Barrows' site:
Bean is loud and wild and goofy. She loves to be involved in games and poke her nose in other people’s business. Ivy is quiet and full of ideas. She spends most of her time learning how to be a witch. Each girl thinks the other one is weird. Each girl thinks she could never be friends with the other.
Barrows, along with illustrator Sophie Blackall have continued the girls' friendship over a span of 9 books over the last 6 years. This October 13th, we will celebrate the 1st Annual Ivy and Bean Day along with the launch of the 9th Ivy and Bean book in this NY Times bestselling series: Ivy and Bean Make the Rules.
Coquette Maman is so happy to be a part of the select group of bloggers here to help celebrate everything Ivy and Bean! Every week for the next 9 weeks, I'll be giving away 1 book in the series as well as 3 Ivy and Bean Mini Notes.
For Week 9, a Grand Prize Winner will be chosen from all of the previous winners and will receive:
- A complete set of Ivy and Bean hardcover books signed by Annie Barrows
- 1 set of Ivy and Bean Paper Dolls
- 1 Ivy and Bean Button Factory
- 1 Ivy and Bean READ Poster signed by Annie Barrows
- Set of Ivy and Bean Silly Bandz
- Set of Ivy and Bean stickers
- AND – a super-secret really cool prize we’re working on (stay tuned!)
Let's get going with the Week 1 Giveaway on Coquette Maman!
Ivy and Bean Giveaway: Week 1
1 winner will receive Ivy and Bean Book 1 + Ivy and Bean Mini Notes
2 winners will each recieve an Ivy and Bean Mini Notes
Book 1: Ivy and Bean
Both girls were sure they would never like each other, but when Bean finds herself in a pickle, Ivy helps out with a magical spell. The results are glorious: Bean’s sister Nancy loses her mind, and Ivy and Bean become forever friends.
To enter the Ivy and Bean Week 1 Giveaway, just leave a comment to this post. All entries will close on Friday, August 17th at Noon PST.
Note 8/17/2012: This giveaway is now closed. Please come back on Monday for the winners as well as a chance to enter the Ivy and Bean Week 2 giveaway!