The Vegetable Song - My Little Veggie Patch
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Do you eat your veggies? Busy Izzy and her friends do, they love to eat healthy fruits and vegetables because they know it keeps them strong and healthy too.
Busy Izzy's veggie garden is at the back of Nix & Nax. There is a compost bin full of scraps from when Izzy makes and bakes healthy snacks. The compost bin has a little red wiggler worm called 'Wormee', a compost-vermi, and his friends who turn the scraps into vermi-compost. Just a taste of rotting waste, they all move in. They're a positive advantage in Busy Izzy's compost bin.
Izzy has a beehive with honey bees. These hard working littlies pollinate the fruits and vegetables. Pollination occurs when insects such as bees visit flowers, collecting nectar and pollen. Pollen is rubbed onto the insect and is then rubbed off onto the next flower the insect visits.
We are thrilled to hear from parents and teachers of little ones about how much they love Busy Izzy and the Busy Izzy and Friends, children's picture books . We love seeing the kids dressed as their favourite character.
Here is 4 year old Zara, dressed as Busy Izzy, whom she loves by the way. Her mum, said that Zara asks to have the Busy Izzy and Friends books read to her before bedtime.
In Zara's mum's words,
"I read the books to Zara every night and she just loves them. I have observed how Zara appreciates Izzy's qualities and says, "When I grow up I want to be kind, thoughtful, helpful, and a wonderful friend just like Busy Izzy is to all her friends". I had to buy her a little puppet puppy just like Newly Truly, who is Izzy's clever rescue pup.
The Busy Izzy and Friends books are a must for all little ones, I love them as they teach the importance of empathy, kindness and being a great friend."
Thank you Zara's mum.
Book three in the series is about kindness, friendship and loyalty, no matter what goes wrong. True friends are always there for one another. Always there to listen and help. As today is R U OK Day? It is perfect time to share the link to this book about kindness and friendship and also fun. Oh, and easy to make healthy recipes too are included in the book.
There is music too.
This picture book is an exciting read for kids who are read to and for those who are early readers.
We have a song and guess who the voice of Tess is? It is the one and only, Bec Hewitt, as the voice of Tess. Super talented Bec is just wonderful as Talkative Tess. She brings an effervescent personality that only Bec Hewitt can.
Thank you Bec...we love you at Busy Izzy and Friends.
you can listen to the Talkative Tess song by clicking on the link.
From Andrew Kay - Founder of the World Literacy Foundation, at the launch of book one - Busy Izzy and Friends.
"On behalf of the World Literacy Foundation, I’d like to acknowledge Roxanne and Stephen for the wonderful first book that they’ve developed. It’s really a privilege to be involved with it. I think it’s fantastic that they’ve decide to link the initiative with the World Literacy Foundation."
Andy continues, "We’re using the books to distribute to a variety of low-income families and indigenous communities around Australia. I guess many of you kids have lots of books at home, but in some homes around Australia, kids don’t have books, and books are so important for development during those early years.
Have you met Talkative Tess? She is one of Busy Izzy's BFFs. The letters stand for, best friends forever. Do you have a BFF?
Tess maybe a little talkative, but most importantly, she is a kind, thoughtful and wonderful friend.
We have a song about Tess too, and here are lyrics to the song just for you.
Do you know that, Bec Hewitt, is the voice of Tess on this song. We are fortunate to know a talented actor like Bec Hewitt, who is a wonderful, kind friend and very generous. Exactly as we all should be.
Busy Izzy and Talkative Tess is book three in the Busy Izzy and Friends series.
Click on the link and you can listen to the song, read the words and sing along. There is a video clip coming very soon!
We now have a brand new set for the Busy Izzy and Friends show. Here we are right inside Nix & Nax where all the excitement begins.
The amazing cast:
Busy Izzy | Talkative Tess | Bossy Bobby
Secret-agent Skye | Worried Warren | Sensible Steven
and of course Izzy's little rescue puppy Newly Truly. Izzy adopted this little stray from her local animal shelter as there the story unfolds there is a BIG surprise in store for everyone in the audience. Shhhhh It's a secret for now.
Stage set with herbs in a box, pots and paints, tool box, beach balls, hula-hoops, Kites, watering cans, alphabet letters, a blackboard with Izzy's healthy recipes listed, guitars on the wall and a box of free pre-loved books too.
Here are the lyrics to our award winning song: "Friends Song", about the importance of friendship.
This song is one of many songs in our Busy Izzy and Friends catalogue. You can check out our songs and videos by clicking on this link
We are proud and excited to announce that one of our Busy Izzy and Friends songs has won the 'Songs For Children' category in the Australian Songwriters Association National awards... with four others in the top ten.
This year, due to obvious reasons, the ASA awards were a virtual presentation and such a fabulous event it was. We have five songs in the top ten.
Congratulations to all the place getters and winners.
1. Who, What, When, Where, How and Why - This song is about Secret-agent Skye, who is a real private eye, and the lead character, Izzy's friend, featured in book four in the Busy Izzy and Friends series due for release in 2022.
Nix & Nax is the centre of Izzy's world. It's her little store underneath Izzy's home she shares with her parents. It's a special little place they sectioned off especially for their daughter.
Inside her store, is a book-nook with a big beautiful green comfortable chair where Izzy and her friends can sit and chat, have fun, make plans and share stories. Izzy's friends often come here if they find themselves with a problem too. Izzy is always there to help. She is kind and generous and wants her friends to be happy and feel confident.
Inside, there is storeroom, full of hidden surprises, which you can find out about in her books...
"Busy Izzy and Friends"
Dedicated Area for Kids On the Busy Izzy and Friends Site.
Download and colour in.
https://busyizzy.com - Click on 'KIDS'
My favourite game when I was five years old was to play "spot the difference" https://busyizzy.com/pages/spot-the-difference
Click on the link above to download a PDF to print out and play "Spot the Difference". There are 10 differences between the two pictures of Izzy, Max and Steven, building a swing. Can you find them all?
We even have lots of healthy recipes for you to try at home. Busy Izzy loves to make healthy snacks for her friends when they visit Nix & Nax.
The Busy Izzy and Friends Show
Much-loved story books, come alive from page to stage.
Every venue and primary school in NSW, Australia, can now book The Busy Izzy and Friends SHOW!
This action-packed show is a fun-filled adventure. Come and join us and help Busy Izzy and her friends save their local animal shelter.
The show features up-beat songs, a number of which have won Awards, interactive dancing and singing.
ABC Alphabet Song - Busy Izzy and Friends
This little video clip about the Alphabet now has over 90,000 views on YouTube.
The song is about the alphabet. The first few lines are
It's about reading and writing and how exciting it is to learn the alphabet. Busy Izzy also has a "see, say and sign" segment in the video clip too. Please feel free to click and subscribe and sing along with the song.
We have a cool little song about the alphabet. The first few lines go like this.
Welcome to the world of Busy Izzy and Friends, where you'll find fun and exciting videos, songs to sing, healthy recipes to learn and try. As well, you'll find real-time narration of the books from the series available at busyizzy.com and from online retailers. Who is Busy Izzy? Busy Izzy is a 12 year old girl who lives in Green Grass Grove with her puppy, Newly Truly, and all of her friends live nearby.
ABC Alphabet Song
It's very exciting to see our little song get over 12 thousand views on YOUTUBE in a matter of days.
The song is a fun and energetic one about the importance of the alphabet.
"My 26 BFFs, are the letters of the alphabet.
Letter by letter, getting alphabetter with my 26 BFFs."
The Busy Izzy and Friends series is all about 'helping others', friendship, showing respect, kindness, mindfulness and learning through play. Also includes healthy recipes and lots of other fun activities. All the stories are written in rhythmic rhyme.
LET'S GET BUSY
Another pair of creative partners are songwriters and music teachers Roxanne Kiely and Stephen Kiely, the brains behind Busy Izzy and Friends, an ever-expanding multimedia empire of lively books, catchy songs, interactive videos and even a vibrant stage show for extra colour and movement.
They recently partnered with Prosper (Project Australia) to support the health and well-being of Australian children through performances, nutrition and cooking showcases, literacy and learning activities and other special events.
Colouring-in is such a fun activity. https://busyizzy.com/pages/download-drawings
You can colour in Busy Izzy and all of her friends too. Talkative Tess, Sensible Steven, Mathematic Max, Modern Mo Li, Worried Warren, Bossy Bobby, Secret-agent Skye, Even Evan and Izzy's adopted puppy, Newly Truly.
If you need to see the correct colour palette, follow this link: https://busyizzy.com/pages/busy-izzys-friends
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