Top positive review
Great book - My 5YO Daughter loves it.
Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2019
My five your old daughter loves this book and we have two more in the series on order. Having only read the first book at the moment I can only suspect the result of the series, but Ivy and Bean meet and have a great time getting into trouble in this book, in what I'm sure is the beginning of a long series about their close friendship.
Do they do things you wouldn't want your kids doing? Sure. Is there talk about how they can sneakily manipulate sympathy from their parents? Sure. Are they a couple of little stinkers for a good part of the book? You bet.
I say all of this because I've seen some reviews here that make the book sound like it's a manual for a misbehaving child or something. Kids are going to like stories like this about kids getting away with all kinds of trouble, but that doesn't mean that this book is going to turn a kid from say "normal kid" (whatever THAT means) into some hellian that's out of control. There are consequences to their actions at the end anyway, so there you go.
As a Dad of a five year old girl who's trying to get my daughter interested in longer chapter books I think this book is great because she loved it and theres like ten more in the series I think, so she get a lot more entertainment from Ivy and Bean.