Ivy + Bean Get to Work!
by Barrows, Annie; Blackall, Sophie (ILT)






Inspired by the stories of a professional treasure hunter on Career Day at Emerson Elementary, Ivy and Bean become frustrated by their lack of success when their classmates' treasure hunts produce amazing finds. Illustrations.





Annie Barrows is the bestselling author of books for both children and adults, including the Iggy series, the YA novel Nothing and the bestselling novel The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society which was made into a Netflix movie. She lives in Northern California.

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.





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. Grades 1-3. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.





Iconic second graders Ivy and Bean are back for their final outing. Two little girls couldnâ??t be much more different. Beanâ??s mind races in remarkable (but ever so age-appropriate) circles, making it hard to stay on task, and Ivy is as quiet and contained as Bean is boisterous. But the pair are perfect together, always finding clever ways to sort out their differences and making fun out of just about any small idea. This time itâ??s treasure hunting. After learning at a career day about what magical and valuable items could be found if they just could afford a metal detector, the girls decide to use their "special sense" of whatâ??s lost, inspiring lots of hole-digging but very little treasure-finding. Itâ??s only after they secretly hide treasured items for each other that they meet with remarkable and very satisfying success. 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 Barrowsâ?? nicely developed characters and her hilarious, easy-to-read take on juvenile adventures with Blackallâ??s spot-on Chinese ink illustrations on every spread, with purely delightful results. Ivy and Bean both present White; their classmates are diverse. The final, delicious entry in a much-loved series. (Fiction. 6-9) Copyright Kirkus 2021 Kirkus/BPI Communications. All rights reserved.





Iconic second graders Ivy and Bean are back for their final outing. Two little girls couldnâ??t be much more different. Beanâ??s mind races in remarkable (but ever so age-appropriate) circles, making it hard to stay on task, and Ivy is as quiet and contained as Bean is boisterous. But the pair are perfect together, always finding clever ways to sort out their differences and making fun out of just about any small idea. This time itâ??s treasure hunting. After learning at a career day about what magical and valuable items could be found if they just could afford a metal detector, the girls decide to use their "special sense" of whatâ??s lost, inspiring lots of hole-digging but very little treasure-finding. Itâ??s only after they secretly hide treasured items for each other that they meet with remarkable and very satisfying success. 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 Barrowsâ?? nicely developed characters and her hilarious, easy-to-read take on juvenile adventures with Blackallâ??s spot-on Chinese ink illustrations on every spread, with purely delightful results. Ivy and Bean both present White; their classmates are diverse. The final, delicious entry in a much-loved series. (Fiction. 6-9) Copyright Kirkus 2021 Kirkus/BPI Communications. All rights reserved.






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