Busy Izzy and friends"
Busy Izzy and friends", the  illustrated story book series about Busy Izzy, her puppy, Newly Truly and all her 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 where Busy Izzy has a shop, selling all sorts of things, including home-made 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.

Listen and sing along to excerpts from the CD right here on the site.

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).

“Do you have a friend who talks a lot?
Natters and chatters and doesn’t stop?
Busy Izzy has a friend like that.
She’s Talkative Tess and she loves to chat.

Tess can talk with a mouthful of toast.
In all conversations she talks the most.
Tess can talk slowly, but mostly talks fast.
She likes to talk first, and always talks last.”

Read how Tess learns the importance of listening, friendship, kindness and co-operation.

Written by Roxanne Kiely and illustrated by Jeesoo Kim, Busy Izzy and Talkative Tess is Book three in the Busy Izzy and Friends series, about the adventures of Busy Izzy and her talkative friend Tess.


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”

"I'm 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 is 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.