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Ivy and Bean (Book 7): What's the Big Idea?
     

Ivy and Bean (Book 7): What's the Big Idea?

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by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall
 

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It's the Science Fair, and the second grade is all over it! Some kids are making man-eating robots. Some kids are holding their breath for a very, very long time. Some kids are doing interesting things with vacuum cleaners. The theme, obviously, is global warming. But what should Ivy and Bean do? Something involving explosions? Or ropes? Something with ice cubes? Or

Overview

It's the Science Fair, and the second grade is all over it! Some kids are making man-eating robots. Some kids are holding their breath for a very, very long time. Some kids are doing interesting things with vacuum cleaners. The theme, obviously, is global warming. But what should Ivy and Bean do? Something involving explosions? Or ropes? Something with ice cubes? Or maybe . . . maybe something different.

Includes bonus material!
- Science questions to quell the curious mind

Editorial Reviews

The cute, adventurous elementary school pair of Ivy and Bean are back again, this time mulling over what seems like an insolvable problem: What will they do for their global warming science project? Brain-stimulating enjoyment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811879767
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Series:
Ivy and Bean Series , #7
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
149,130
File size:
7 MB
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Annie Barrows is the author of many books for adults, including the bestselling The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, 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 What's the Big Idea? (Ivy and Bean Series #7) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LUV DIS SERIES I'D READ DIS BOOK EVERY MINUTE OF THE DAY I RECAMEND DIS BOOK SERIES ANY DAY, SECOND,MINUTE& HOUR
Sweetonbooks More than 1 year ago
In the latest enstallment of this first-rate series, Ivy & Bean are learning about being "green". My favorite part of this series is the way the girls view how the adults see the world around them. The girls are always wondering: why can't the adults have any fun? Why do they like everything to be quiet? Why are they so tired all the time? There is a hilarious interchange between the girls and Ivy's mother, when the girls ask her to tie their hands together. She does so without blinking an eye or missing a keyboard strike on her computer. Actually, the whole premise of this book is based on their view of what matters to adults. In school, the girls are given an assignment to do a project that furthers the cause of conservation and helps stop global warming. After a few failed but amusing attempts, the girls realize their project can be quite simple. If they can reconnect adults to nature, they will be more apt to care about it. The girls believe because adults have to worry about everything, they are forgetting how enjoyable a connection to the trees, grass and beauty around them can be. So the night of the science fair, the girls don't have a traditional project set up on one of the tables in the cafeteria. Instead, when the adults are done looking at all the other projects, the girls take all the adults outside and ask them to lay down on the grass and to "let go". The girls ask the adults to let them watch over them, so the adults are free to relax. It's a success as the adults get the "message" and three of them even fall asleep. There is an especially helpful appendix about why it's important to worry about global warming that I believe will help children better understand the whole idea. For them, it really breaks up the whole subject into easily digestible chunks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really funny and creative, but it's only 41 pages in total and 10-15 pages of it are explaining global warming. The actual story is only about 25 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Need to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lo ve iv an bean
Riley Male More than 1 year ago
Ivy and Bean books r soooo good! I love them. I read all of them. :)
L Black More than 1 year ago
I love Ivy and Bean. These books are soooo great.
Brian Gerbracht More than 1 year ago
Praise for Ivy and Bean in this thrilling intirging masterpice of a book!!!!!!!!!!!!! I luv this book
Ankush Gulati More than 1 year ago
Ivy and bean was soooo gooood
Gracie Banning More than 1 year ago
this ivy and bean book has to have a five star rating because i loved it
Juliana Grilo More than 1 year ago
this was the best nook ever i read them all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book.
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I thung the book was dumb.
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It is a sample that i got and it sucks!!! I was forced to put a star
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a freat book but it is way to small i need to read thirty six books by the end of the year and this will not count as on of the books because uts way to small for a fith grader eayyy dumb teacher j.k. or am I
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome!!!
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