Ida B. . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World
Ida B. Applewood believes there is never enough time for fun.That's why she's so happy to be homeschooled and to spend every free second outside with the trees and the brook. Then some not-so-great things happen in her world. Ida B has to go back to that Place of Slow but Sure Body-Cramping,... show more
Ida B. Applewood believes there is never enough time for fun.That's why she's so happy to be homeschooled and to spend every free second outside with the trees and the brook. Then some not-so-great things happen in her world. Ida B has to go back to that Place of Slow but Sure Body-Cramping, Mind-Numbing, Fun-Killing Torture—school. She feels her heart getting smaller and smaller and hardening into a sharp, black stone. How can things go from righter than right to a million miles beyond wrong? Can Ida B put together a plan to get things back to just-about perfect again?
Publish date: March 29th 2011
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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, Realistic Fiction
, Middle Grade
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Ida B is a heroine in the mold of some of my all time favorites - Laura Ingalls Wilder: Pippi Longstocking; Ramona Quimby; even the more recent Clementine - although I'm most sure that she would be bosom friends with Anne Shirley (of Green Gables fame). The things that I loved best about Anne Shirl...
Can't believe it took me so long to read this. Can't wait to read it to Molly someday. Very Kate DiCamillo-esque. Just stellar all 'round.
This is a good read to remember when childhood was part imagine and part hard times.
Ida B. lives a good life. Her parents rescue her from the mean teacher, opting to home-school her instead. The family lives on an expansive farm, with plenty of trees. There is a never ending supply on fun available to Ida B., most of which she manufactures using her brilliant imagination. Then one ...
Another recommendation from a coworker. Ida B was such a loveable character and I was sad when the book ended.