Busy Izzy and friendsAbout Busy Izzy and Friends

Busy Izzy and Friends is a multi-media series, comprising; Picture books, Songs, Interactive Videos, and an 'all new' Stage Show ...promoting friendship, fun and healthy food, for children aged 3-8 years.

This exciting initiative is centred around the adventurous world of Busy Izzy, and her diverse group of friends,

Talkative TessMathematic MaxModern Mo LiSensible Steven,

Bossy BobbySecret-Agent SkyeEven EvanWorried Warren and her rescue puppy, Newly Truly.

The stories focus on Izzy’s life in Green Grass Grove, her store called Nix & Nax, where she loves to spend time with her friends and make healthy snaxalicious snacks, combining veggies and herbs from her garden.

Here are some of the things in Izzy’s store; paint pots and paint brushes, home-made honey in jars, books, balls, pencils and pens, pinwheels, and guitars.

At the back of her store, Busy Izzy has a veggie garden where she loves to grow organic vegetables and herbs.  There are honey bees and fruit trees too and lots to do with Izzy and her friends at Nix & Nax.

“Busy Izzy always knew exactly what to do” and never too busy for her friends.

In addition to the first three published books, there are songs, activities, interactive music videos and an all NEW ‘Busy Izzy and Friends’ STAGE SHOW.

Book 1"Busy Izzy and Friends" is a 32-page book introducing Busy Izzy and her friends. Included are safety tips and the importance of music and singing. Also in the book is an audio CD which contains five energetic, sing-a-long songs.

Author and co-songwriter, Roxanne Kiely, is on the CD as well, telling the story, with co-creator and co-songwriter, Stephen Kiely, complete with fun sound effects.

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 award-winning songs; "My 26 BFFs" and "Busy Izzy Says", and many more catchy, fun songs to dance and sing along to.

Book 2"Busy Izzy and Newly Truly - The Big Surprise!", about the adventures of Busy Izzy and her newly-adopted rescue puppy.

Busy Izzy loves all animals but has never had a pet of her own. She visits the SPCA and meets a cheeky little stray, who is looking for a home.

It's a heart-warming story which will engage the hearts of children everywhere as the puppy, meets and becomes friends with all the children in Green Grass Grove.

We are sure that educators, parents and children alike will enjoy the fun, laughter, songs and surprises in store for all who read "Busy Izzy and Newly Truly - The Big Surprise!"

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.”

As with all stories, songs, video clips and the ‘all new stage show’ 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.

“Thank you for the wonderful incursion earlier this week. Our students and teachers loved it! The Busy Izzy and Friends show was highly engaging and interactive, and many meaningful messages were given in the story line.” - Nazan Polat - Principal – Amity College, Prestons Primary.

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 and songs have been written for 3-8 year old kids who love fun and adventure and facing challenges with friends to help them.