Synopsis: 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?

Release Date: 31st August 2007

Genres: Middle Grade, Friendship, Imagination, Humour, Contemporary, Children’s Books, Dinosaurs, Palaeontology, World Record’s.


Review: Bean is bored in class until her teacher gives her a world records book and she instantly wants to do something to be in it. She shares with her class and each one wants to outdo the records of what is in the book, each child trying anything they can. Ivy though has a whole different idea, she wants to dig for bones in the garden.

I really liked ivy’s love and interest in palaeontology, she really was soaking up all the facts and information and just wanted to be like her idol and find some bones and be noticed for having found a dinosaur. It was really adorable how determined and excited she was at finding bones.

Bean was again an atrocious child stealing again, destroying things, being rude and then digging huge holes in the garden without permission. I don’t know why this child is written to be such an awful and rude child it really is a shame.

I loved that even though Ivy didn’t want do what Bean wanted to do she went along with it and helped her. Then It payed off as she was able to persuade Bean to dig with her to find bones. They really do have a great friendship which is so sweet.

This one was better than the other books in the series so far and I enjoyed it more than the others, but these books will never be overly great due to the nature of Bean, unfortunately.

About Author: Annie grew up in Northern California, and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, with a degree in Medieval History. Unable to find a job in the middle ages, she decided upon a career as an editor, eventually landing at Chronicle Books in San Francisco, where she was in charge of “all the books that nobody in their right mind would publish.” After earning an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Mills College, Annie wrote (as Ann Fiery) a number of books for grown-ups about such diverse subjects as fortune-telling (she can read palms!), urban legends (there are no alligators in the sewer!), and opera (she knows what they’re singing about!). In 2003, Annie grew weary of grown-ups, and began to write for kids, which she found to be way more fun


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