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Ivy and Bean (Book 3): Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record [Kindle Edition]

Annie Barrows , Sophie Blackall
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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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When Bean's teacher introduces The Amazing Book of World Records, everyone in the second grade vows to set new records. Bean tries stuffing her mouth full of straws, speed washing dishes, and screaming (with predictably disastrous results); finally, Ivy involves her friend in digging for dinosaur bones so they can become the world's youngest paleontologists. Barrows' dynamic duo is as appealing here as in the first two books, and emergent readers will identify with their outrageous antics. Also intriguing are Bean's sister, Nancy (who never misses an opportunity to put down her sibling), and her ever-supportive dad, whose banana bread fixes almost any problem. Weisman, Kay

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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 purse 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. -Kirkus Reviews When Bean's teacher introduces The Amazing Book of World Records, everyone in the second grade vows to set new records. Bean tries stuffing her mouth full of straws, speed washing dishes, and screaming (with predictably disastrous results); finally, Ivy involves her friend in digging for dinosaur bones so they can become the world's youngest paleontologists. Barrows' dynamic duo is as appealing here as in the first two books, and emergent readers willidentify with their outrageous antics. Also intriguing are Bean's sister, Nancy (who never misses an opportunity to put down her sibling), and her ever-supportive dad, whose banana bread fixes almost any problem. -Booklist 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. -School Library Journal

Product Details

  • File Size: 12798 KB
  • Print Length: 136 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0811856836
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC; Reprint edition (July 1, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0035D9PPU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,627 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really cute book... November 2, 2009
Format:Paperback
My 8-year-old daughter & I really enjoyed reading this book together. She's in 3rd grade & it's a great reading level for her. I didn't have to help her out much at all. We both really enjoyed the story & the pictures. We can't wait to read more in this series. At one point in the story Bean does yell "Shut Up!" to her sister & I know some parents won't like that but to me, that's seems pretty normal with siblings & I think most go through that at some point & hopefully children reading this book will know that it's not nice to say something like that. We really liked this book & I'd highly recommend it. My age recommendation would be 7-11.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WELL WRITTEN AND RIGHT ON TARGET FOR KIDS 5-10 October 10, 2007
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have been reading the IVY & BEAN series aloud to my 6.5-year-old twins (and their 3-year-old baby sister) and they love it. We are on book 2 and both the text and illustrations are so well done. Bravo to the publisher, the writer, and the illustrators for so elegantly interweaving text and art and dialogue and getting the target audience with no talking down, no bad grammar, no brattiness. . . . Fabulous series. Can't wait for book 4! BRAVO!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Book About Friends January 29, 2009
A Kid's Review
Format:Paperback
The title of the book I read is Ivy and Bean Breaks the Fossil Record, Book 3. The authors are Annie Barr and Sophie Blackall. The main characters are Ivy and Bean. This book is the third chapter book about two second grade friends who are totally different. The point of the first book was don't judge a person by the way they look or dress, because you might like them and become best friends with them like Ivy and Bean.

This book starts out with Bean reading the Amazing Book of World Records, so after class Bean decides to read the book with her friends in the playground. One record was that a kid stuck 159 clothespins on his face. One of the kids came up with the idea of trying to beat the world record in the records. They all tried to break the records. Emma tried to break the record of putting 15 spoons on her face at one time. Another kid tried to eat 500 M&M candies. Bean tried to break the record of putting 257 straws in her mouth at once, but she ended up choking and spitting them all out. She then took one of her sister Nancy's fragile glass octopus sculptures and tried to sing as loud as possible to break the glass and break the world record but she could not break the glass. Finally, Ivy was talking about famous paleontologists who studied dinosaur bones, and Ivy and Bean got the idea to look for dinosaur bones so they could become the youngest paleontologists in the world. They found some bones in Bean's backyard and told a bunch of kids at school that they found dinosaur bones, but the kids didn't believe them. Bean told her dad too, but he said he didn't think they were dinosaur bones, but you never know. Suddenly, Ivy jumped up and made an announcement to all the kids about the bones. You will have to read the book to find out if they were really dinosaur bones.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book ever! August 1, 2010
A Kid's Review
Format:Kindle Edition
I am seven years old I have read Ivy and Bean book 1 2 and 3. I love Ivy and Bean because they are super funny. They are always up to no good! Bean's big sister Nancy, is always trying to be mean! When I read it I drift off the universe! It teaches me to never give up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An especially fun episode October 27, 2011
Format:Paperback
Fossils. What is better than fossils in your backyard. Who doesn't remember digging for fossils in the driveway?
My granddaughter, who is just starting chapter books, likes to read these books and/or have them read along to her. Why?
Ivy and Bean are friends. Good friends. Being a friend and having a friend is an important thing, and appeals to my reader.
Ivy and Bean have very different personalities. It's not a good girl/bad girl deal. Kids who generally behave well but sometimes mess up are also appealing, and identifiable.
Most Ivy and Bean adventures arise from goofy stuff that pops into their heads, (ghosts, finding fossils, and so on). Well, my girl can't actually do magic either, but she understands pretending really hard.
It's not a lot of fancy princess stuff. That was fine, but we're moving away from that. (But there is a lot of dressing-up from the dress-up box; and that's fine.)
The parents are loving and supportive. That is a great comfort, and I simply do not understand kids' light entertainment, (as opposed to "problem"), books that feature idiot, distant, or absent parents.
Everything is fueled by their imagination, which, apart from building reading skills, seems like it should be the point of these types of books.

So, dive in anywhere, the books don't have to be read in order, and just have a nice reading experience.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars BONES
I like how they find bones and invite all of the kids in school to Bean's house and had the biggest playdate in the world and they also put the bones together I suggest kids shod... Read more
Published 19 days ago by SausageKing
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute plot for early readers
The story lines are perfect for my 7 year old daughter who is a lot like Bean. They get her excited about reading, make her laugh, and are easy for her to follow. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Kimberly Pace
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
MY granddaughter loves the book.
Published 26 days ago by Carl Jansen
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought the series for my granddaughter. She reads them ...
Bought the series for my granddaughter. She reads them as soon as she gets one and loves each adventure of Ivy & Bean.
Published 28 days ago by Harpo Girl
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book
This was a great book I really recommend this book for eight to nine year old children I really really liked it:-)
Published 1 month ago by zubire
5.0 out of 5 stars My daughter continues to enjoy these. I'm happy to purchase them for...
My daughter continues to enjoy these. I'm happy to purchase them for her as the quality of the writing and content of the stories is perfect for her.
Published 1 month ago by Wonder113
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book to read aloud to a child.
Published 2 months ago by artteacher23
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for a First-Grader
I have a seven-year-old daughter who adores these books. She reads them on her own, and she only needs a little help while making her way through them. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Edmund J. Black
5.0 out of 5 stars 2nd grader loves these books
Reviewed by my 7 year old. My daughter has read many of the Ivy & Bean books. She says they are a bit more challenging than the Rainbow Fairy books(rainbow magic Fairy) series. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
I love this book and all the other ivy and beans they are just so good! You should totally read it to! Doesn't matter about age! Read more
Published 4 months ago by bro254
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I could tell you a whole bunch of facts about myself--born here, went to school there, blah blah--but that doesn't seem like much fun. So I've decided to make you guys do some work. If you can figure out these puzzles, you'll know all sorts of interesting things about me. And many of them are true, too.

1. I was born in a year with a 2 in it. Also a 6.
2. I was born in a city in California that begins with an S and has eight letters total.
3. The first time I moved, I couldn't move.
4. My best friend lived next door, had four older brothers and sisters, and a name that rhymes with Gabe. She had thirty-seven plastic horses and one real horse.
5. My first job was in a place with lots of books. My second job was in a place with lots of sugar. My third job was in a different place with lots of books.
6. I went to college in a town with a K in it and I studied a subject that ends in Y.
7. After I was done with college, I got a job. And then another one. And then there was one after that. Don't worry about it.
8. One of the following things is not true: I have been up in a hot air balloon. I have six toes on one of my feet. I can read palms.
9. I have written fifteen books under three different names. See if you can figure out what they are.
10. I have two pets. They are bigger than a bar of soap and smaller than a shoe, and they really like parsley.

Have fun!
Annie Barrows




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