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Author: Jones, Pip
Number Of Pages: 32
Release Date: 01-03-2018
Details: Product Description For all the little makers and inventors comes a STEAM-infused tale of determination, ingenuity, and friendship starring a feisty, diverse female engineer. “This story of a girl engineer is sorely needed and has potential to develop and nourish readers’ interest in STEAM subjects.” ―Kirkus Reviews Izzy Gizmo’s inventions are marvelous, magnificent . . . and often malfunction. Despite the fact that she loves to invent, it never seems to work out in her favor. But when she finds a crow with a broken wing, she has to help! Izzy tries again and again to build a new pair of wings, but nothing is working. Can Izzy overcome her failures? Or is her friend destined to live as a crow who can’t fly? From author Pip Jones, this inspiring story of creativity and perseverance in the face of failure showcases a sweet friendship and is illustrated with bright, zany art from the acclaimed Sara Ogilvie. Also available: Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention Activity Sheets and Teacher’s Guide available! Parents’ Choice Fun Stuff Award – Parents’ Choice Foundation From School Library Journal PreS-Gr 2—Izzy is a girl who loves inventing machines that help out; you name it, and she's invented it. One day, a crow breaks its wing, and she is determined to help him out with her inventions because no crow should be bored when he can't fly. Sadly, she does not succeed right away, but soon learns not to give up thanks to her grandpa's great advice. Frustrations ensue, but through hard work and dedication, Izzy is able to succeed in the end. The vibrant illustrations are lively and pair well with the story. The bright pops of color make the artwork vivid and appealing. The text is full of challenging new words for young readers and the text rhymes, which allows the story to flow in a fun, inventive way. VERDICT The theme of not giving up after a first, second, and third failure will resonate with readers of all ages. This book will inspire kids to get out there and to try new things.—Maeve Dodds, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, NC Review “The bright pops of color make the artwork vivid and appealing. The text is full of challenging new words for young readers and the text rhymes, which allows the story to flow in a fun, inventive way. The theme of not giving up after a first, second, and third failure will resonate with readers of all ages. This book will inspire kids to get out there and to try new things.”―School Library Journal “This story of a girl engineer is sorely needed and has potential to develop and nourish readers' interest in STEAM subjects. Additionally, themes of creativity and tenacity, together with the portrayal of a girl who's allowed to show anger and frustration, make this a worthwhile read. Fun, with depth.””―Kirkus Reviews About the Author Pip Jones spent her childhood gobbling up books and dreaming about being an author. At nineteen, she began a career in journalism, and in 2014, she published her first book. Pip is most often found either writing, staring at the contents of the fridge, or herding her two children. She lives in the UK.
Package Dimensions: 10.6 x 10.5 x 0.4 inches