Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ivy and Bean Blog-A-Bration (Week 7)

Welcome to week 7 of the Ivy and Bean Blog-A-Bration. This week we are celebrating Ivy and Bean: What's the Big Idea? 

This may sound strange: I invited Mr. Colby Sharp on my blog to interview me about Ivy and Bean. Thankfully, Mr. Sharp agreed to send me four easy-peasy questions. Isn't he the best? 

Mr. Sharp: Are you more like Ivy or Bean? 

Me: That's an A-OK question, Mr. Sharp! I'm sure you're not surprised to read that I'm more like Ivy: bookish, reasonable (most of the time), and conscientious. 

Mr. Sharp:  I know that you are planning an author visit for Sharon Creech next month. I also know that you have now read each and every Sharon Creech book for kids. If you had to recommend one Creech book to Ivy and one to Bean which books would you pick?

Me: Yes, Newbery Medalist Sharon Creech is visiting my school library on October 1. Can you hear me squealing? I know it will be a picture-perfect day. w00t! w00t! w00t! 

I wish  Ivy, Bean, and you could attend Sharon's presentation and book signing. I would convince Ivy to purchase Love That Dog. 

Bean would leave with a signed copy of Pleasing the Ghost (see Ivy and Bean and the Ghost that Had to Go) 

And you would pick up a copy of The Great Unexpected

Mr. Sharp: How are you planning on celebrating Ivy + Bean Day?

The first time I celebrated Ivy and Bean Day was when What's the Big Idea? was released. Here's a picture of me in my lab coat: 

I'll celebrate this year's Ivy and Bean Day by connecting with you (right?), Van Meter School, and other schools celebrating this fun and energetic day. I will adapt and build on the activities in the Ivy and Bean Day event kit

 Here is a blog post about last year's celebration. 

Mr. Sharp:  In five words, why should teachers and librarians purchase the Ivy + Bean books for their classroom or library?

Me: Ivy and Bean are awesome. :)

Chronicle has generously agreed to give away a paperback copy of Ivy and Bean: What's the Big Idea?  and three sets of Ivy + Bean Mini Notes.

Rules for the Giveaway

1. The giveaway will run from September 26 to 11:59 PM on September 29.

2. You must be at least 13.

The winner of What's the Big Idea? will be entered into a drawing to win...

A complete set of Ivy and Bean hardcover books signed by Annie Barrows 
Ivy and Bean Paper Doll Play Set 
Ivy and Bean Button Factory 
1 Ivy and Bean READ Poster signed by Annie Barrows 
Set of Ivy and Bean Silly Bandz (not pictured, but they are so cute!!) 
Set of Ivy and Bean stickers

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