"Busy Izzy and friends" is a great new illustrated story book series about a 12 year old girl, Busy Izzy, her puppy, Newly Truly and her friends.
Meet Izzy, and find out about her friends. She has lots of friends! There's Talkative Tess, Mathematic Max, Modern Mo Li, Sensible Steven, Bossy Bobby, Secret-Agent Skye, Even Evan and Worried Warren.
They all live in Green Grass Grove, a town situated somewhere in Australia, where Busy Izzy has a shop, selling all sorts of things, including yummy honey!
Book 1, "Busy Izzy and Friends" is a 32-page book introducing Busy Izzy and her friends. The story is printed on strong, high-quality thick paper, with a glossy, colourful look. Included with the book is an audio CD which contains five energetic and catchy songs which children of all ages will love to sing along with.
We've got links to Busy Izzy's YouTube channel, which features fun videos of "My 26 BFFs" and "Busy Izzy Says".
Roxanne Kiely, who wrote Busy Izzy and Friends, is on the CD as well, telling the story, with her husband, Stephen, complete with fun sound effects.
Book 2, "Busy Izzy and Newly Truly - The Big Surprise", is a heart-warming and exciting story about Busy Izzy and her frtiends meeting the surprisingly talented little Aussie terrier, Newly Truly.
Book 3, “Busy Izzy and Talkative Tess” (features the voice of Bec Hewitt as Tess), will be published in November 2017.
As with all stories, songs and digital apps from the project, it addresses a topic which is important to children and parents alike. Busy Izzy’s talkative friend, Tess, learns, through a series of amusing, but educational scenarios, the importance of listening, friendship, kindness and co-operation.
“When things go wrong unexpectedly, sometimes a friend is all you need to be”
"So excited to be the voice of Talkative Tess! She is so vivacious, likeable and talkative! A beautiful story about acceptance and reminding us how polite it is to take turns." Bec Hewitt.
"Busy Izzy always knew exactly what to do". She is clever and always helpful and friendly, a role model for all children, her age and younger. Her generosity and old fashioned values, combined with her ability to overcome obstacles, and her passion and talent to inspire, are her endearing qualities.
"Busy Izzy and friends" books have been written for 3-8 year old kids who love fun and adventure and facing challenges with friends to help them.