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Ivy and Bean Get to Work! (Book 12) (Ivy & Bean, 12) Hardcover – April 6, 2021
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"Second-grade besties and neighbors Ivy and Bean get their last hurrah in the final installment of this 12-book series that captivates beginning readers with the girls' mischievous antics. In true Ivy and Bean fashion, their last adventure together-searching for buried treasure-starts off on the wrong foot but ends spectacularly. Young fans come away with food for thought about what really makes something highly coveted. Dare we say these stories qualify?"-Parents Magazine
"Grounded in everyday details of primary-grade children's experiences, Barrows' amusing narrative is just right for the audience. Blackall's expressive black-and-white illustrations brighten every double-page spread while clarifying terms such as divining rod. The twelfth volume in the dependable Ivy and Bean series delivers an engaging story for kids moving up to chapter books."-Booklist
"The twelfth (and final) book about Ivy and Bean finds these best friends still in second grade but hurtling toward their futures by way of career day at school. . . . Blackall's spot art captures the fervor and diligence of the friends. . . [N]ew readers will find funny situations and a fast-moving plot to enjoy."-The Horn Book Magazine
"Many of the children who read the first Ivy + Bean book as second graders in 2006 are now, unbelievably, college graduates. But the series has remained fresh and relevant, offering a perfect first dip into chapter books for a whole new generation of readers. Like the others in the series, this effort combines Barrows' nicely developed characters and her hilarious, easy-to-read take on juvenile adventures with Blackall's spot-on Chinese ink illustrations on every spread, with purely delightful results. . . . [Ivy and Bean Get to Work is t]he final, delicious entry in a much-loved series."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“As always, Barrows’ concise, clever text captures a child’s voice and perspective. . . . This accessible story will appeal to children ready for short chapter books and will work equally well read aloud. Depicting a diverse classroom of distinctive students, Blackwell’s signature black-and-white illustrations break up the text and bring Barrows’ characters to life. Though this is the 12th in the series, it stands on its own. . . This funny, engaging story is an excellent addition to all libraries, and a must for those stocking the series.”-School Library Journal
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Sophie Blackall has illustrated many books, including If You Come to Earth and Ruby's Wish, and has twice won the Caldecott Medal. Originally from Australia, Sophie now spends half her time in Brooklyn, New York, and half her time trying to see as much of our world as she can. Learn more about her at www.sophieblackall.com.
- Publisher : Chronicle Books (April 6, 2021)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 128 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1797205102
- ISBN-13 : 978-1797205106
- Reading age : 6 - 9 years
- Lexile measure : 530L
- Grade level : 1 - 4
- Item Weight : 9.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.9 x 0.65 x 7.55 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #8,191 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Everyone’s favorite mischievous second grade girls are back with another laugh! There’s a Career Fair at Emerson School, and everyone is interested in treasure hunting. Ivy and Bean and their classmates plan to show off what everyone dug up during recess. The thing is, though, Ivy and Bean can’t find any treasures. While everyone else is finding amazing things, Ivy and Bean can’t help but feel more and more discouraged. Will the two friends find something to show their friends?
This book is great because I thought it was interesting when all the second grade kids were happy to find treasures that weren't worth a lot of money. My favorite part is when the two girls dig up a plastic high-heel shoe full of chocolate chips because it was funny. I highly recommend this book to people who are interested in silly early chapter books. I felt like the drawings were different than the previous books and that Ivy and Bean looked older. My sister and I laughed and enjoyed this book as we read it. We hope there will be more coming out soon. It’s something we can look forward to during the pandemic.