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Ivy + Bean Get to Work!: Ivy + Bean, Book 12

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Treasure hunt fuels frustration, friendship in fun finale.

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This fun adventure in treasure hunting involves competition, frustration, and jealousy, as well as the power of creative problem-solving and true friendship. Ivy + Bean Get to Work!, like other books in the series, shows kids' imaginative big ideas crashing into reality, which can be a lot more frustrating. There's a lot of nuance here, as kids navigate their competition, resist the put-downs of older kids and even teachers, decide for themselves what's treasure and what's not, and trade their way to a satisfying conclusion. It's a nice way to end this realistic series that shows kids playing independently and working out problems among themselves, with Ivy and Bean's strong friendship and concern for each other's feelings at the core of all their escapades.

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