Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record (Ivy and Bean Series #3)

Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record (Ivy and Bean Series #3)

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by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall
     
 

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World-record fever grips the second grade, and soon Ivy and Bean are trying to set their own record by becoming the youngest people to have ever discovered a dinosaur. But how hard is it to find one?

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World-record fever grips the second grade, and soon Ivy and Bean are trying to set their own record by becoming the youngest people to have ever discovered a dinosaur. But how hard is it to find one?

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 1-3
Rambunctious second-grader Bean and her more conservative friend, Ivy, are back for another easy-chapter-book adventure. This time, a book of world records gets the class thinking of feats they can accomplish. Bean unsuccessfully (and hilariously) tries to break some records, then decides to be the youngest person to discover dinosaur bones and starts digging in the backyard. Ivy has read a book about Mary Anning, who found a dinosaur skeleton at the age of 12. Anning is held up as a model of patience and perseverance, two qualities from which Bean would benefit. Her father is home during the day, and readers see their wonderful, positive relationship. He supports their efforts and agrees that the bones they've discovered are mysterious. It's not a terribly original story idea, but Barrows has a fine touch. Blackall's humorous drawings add to the fun. This is a great chapter book for students who have recently crossed the independent reader bridge.
—Sharon R. PearceCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
Best friends Ivy and Bean return for a very welcome third outing. When Bean's desperate boredom forces her to the pages of The Amazing Book of World Records, she determines to break one herself, no matter what. But after her attempt to stuff 257 straws in her mouth falls short by some 217 straws, and her loudest scream fails to shatter her sister's glass octopus, she combines her newfound interest in one-of-a-kind stunts with Ivy's fascination with paleontology to pursue dreams of fame in her backyard. Barrows balances the two girls' personalities perfectly, Ivy's quiet studiousness the steady counterpoint to Bean's restless ebullience. The odd happy piece of information-"It took [Mary Anning] a whole year to get the whole [ichthyosaur] out. . . . Chip, chip, chip, a tiny bit at a time"-is conveyed effortlessly without impinging on the terrifically childlike voice-"Lookit! I got one." Blackall's black-and-white spot illustrations share equal billing with the text, punctuating the written narrative with wry, spiky visuals that capture the kids' personalities beautifully. The resolution deflates Ivy and Bean's ambitions but leaves both dignity and enthusiasm intact-other record attempts can wait till tomorrow. Just right. (Fiction. 7-10)
From the Publisher
"Annie Barrows accomplishes the almost impossible task of reflecting the world of second grader, creating the tension and drama of family and friendships in language that can be read easily by child who recently graduated from easy readers to early chapter books. " - Lisa Von Drasek, Children's Librarian, Bank Street College of Education

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811862509
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
12/20/2007
Series:
Ivy and Bean Series, #3
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
124
Sales rank:
45,713
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Annie Barrows has written many books for adults, but Ivy and Bean is her first series for kids. She lives in northern California with her husband and two daughters.

Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose previous books include Ruby's Wish and Meet Wild Boars. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Berkeley, CA
Date of Birth:
August 24, 1962
Place of Birth:
San Diego, CA
Education:
University of California at Berkeley, B.A. in Medieval History; Mills College, M.F.A. in Creative Writing

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Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record (Ivy and Bean Series #3) 4.4 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 75 reviews.
mommyspillman More than 1 year ago
I gave this to my daughter for her "Christmas Eve" gift and she coudln't stop reading it. She's in fourth grade. She laughed out loud and told her sisters (5th and 6th grade) that they HAD to read it next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am writing a new book like this one! Thank you for inspiering me
Helen Moore More than 1 year ago
It was a realistic and a hilarious book. I would reccomend this to anyone who wants humor
Susan McKee More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!!!!!!!!
Mike88 More than 1 year ago
My daughter would actually ask to read rather than watching TV or playing video games. We will definately continue with the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series it inspires you to be creative and use your imagonation
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT IS A GREAT BOOK FOR CHILDREN ( MOSTLY GIRLS) AND IT HAS A WHOLE SERIES OF THEM SO READ THEM ALL AND THIS BOOK IS ONE OF THEM I ALSO HOPE TO BE THE FIRST ONE ON MOST HELPFUL
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that this book is awsesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever u should read it its the best oh yaah
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a kid and i loooooooooooove ivy and bean!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Your book is the best book in the the hole world and i have read all of your books you guys are my favorite athors in the hole world i am inpresed with your book they work really good with book reports i love yolls book you rock i mean it OH YE ROCK IT
Maya Seymore More than 1 year ago
I've only read the first one in the series and it was great..
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Book was great!! I had a great time reading it
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This book was just as awesome as the other books in the series ! ? loved it .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All about friendship and expe!rements
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The review that e hello made was a really good review. The only thing that i would change is thatt i loves these books and i would recommend these books to other peoplethat are younger than me. These are the best and by the way i just got the t.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why do you say that? It's cute.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love that its sooooo interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book but i definetly would not say i love it but it is worth reading becaus it i semi funnu i guess. I would recomend this book to kids grades 4 and under . This author is a good author and should be proud of it because it took her timr and effort. Really good book try it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is the best book ever it is awesome and so cool i want to read a lot more of the books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is all about fosils. As you know, fosils are bones. They are dinosoar bones. "Thank you!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my 7 year old who hate to read. She love Ivy + Bean so much, I no longer have to force her to read. She picks up the book and starts reading without me having to tell her. It's all about finding something enjoyable and exciting. Not only does she read on her own, she discusses the details of the book with me. Thank you Annie Barrows for these wonderful book sets!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago