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Ivy + Bean get to work! / written by Annie Barrows + illustrated by Sophie Blackall.

Barrows, Annie, (author.). Blackall, Sophie, (illustrator.).

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  • 15 of 34 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Scoville Memorial Library - Salisbury.
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Scoville Memorial Library - Salisbury STEP UP CHAPTER BARROWS #12 (Text to phone) 37538147597542 Juvenile Step-up Chapter Book Available -

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After meeting Herman the Treasure Hunter during a career fair at Emerson School, every second-grader is looking for treasure and finding it--except for Ivy and Bean.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 6-9. Chronicle Books.
Subject: Buried treasure > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Occupations > Fiction.

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Ivy and Bean Get to Work! (Book 12)
Ivy and Bean Get to Work! (Book 12)
by Barrows, Annie; Blackall, Sophie (Illustrator)
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The school career fair provides unexpected inspiration for Ivy and Bean. After wandering around the cafeteria and talking with a banker, an architect, and a plumber, the girls notice a crowd of students clustered around the table where Eliza's grandpa describes his occupation: treasure hunter. Unable to afford a metal detector, Ivy and Bean start their own search relying first on intuition, then random digging, and finally a divining rod that each girl uses to guide the other toward "discovering" loot buried in their yards. The next day at recess, all the second-grade treasure hunters compare their finds, trade put-downs, and experience disillusion with their chosen career, before starting a swapping session that leaves them feeling like winners. 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.

Syndetic Solutions - School Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 1797205102
Ivy and Bean Get to Work! (Book 12)
Ivy and Bean Get to Work! (Book 12)
by Barrows, Annie; Blackall, Sophie (Illustrator)
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Gr 1--4--In the latest "Ivy and Bean" tale, the principal visits the girls' classroom to announce a career fair. There, the second graders are inspired to become treasure hunters. The classmates uncover various treasures including a broken plate, a lost toy, a hoard of cans, and a bunch of change. Feeling left out, Ivy and Bean use a divining rod (and some creativity) to locate things in each others' yards--they have each hidden items for the other to find. After a show-and-tell among the classmates, an exchange ensues, and Ivy and Bean are content to return to their pre--career fair plans for their futures. As always, Barrows's concise, clever text captures a child's voice and perspective. Characters are fully realized with age-appropriate thoughts, actions, and attitudes. 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's characters to life. Though this is the 12th in the series, it stands on its own; however, new readers will want to discover the duo's previous adventures. Ivy and Bean are both cued as white. VERDICT This funny, engaging story is an excellent addition to all libraries, and a must for those stocking the series.--Amy Lilien-Harper, Wilton Lib., CT


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