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The Vegetable Song - My Little Veggie Patch

The Vegetable Song - My Little Veggie Patch

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.

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Kids Just LOVE Busy Izzy.

Kids Just LOVE Busy Izzy.

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. 

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Busy Izzy and Talkative Tess - Bec Hewitt as the voice of Tess.

Busy Izzy and Talkative Tess - Bec Hewitt as the voice of Tess.

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.

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Busy Izzy and Friends, endorsed by the World Literacy Foundation

Busy Izzy and Friends, endorsed by the World Literacy Foundation

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.

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Coming SOON!  "My Little Veggie Patch" Video

Coming SOON! "My Little Veggie Patch" Video

Coming soon to Busy Izzy and Friends' YouTube channel:
Our new song, "My Little Veggie Patch" is a tribute to the best food in the world. Vegetables! Yum!
All of Izzy's vegetable friends have joined her and her human friends to make this delightful video celebrating the traditional backyard "veggie patch" of yesteryear, lately making a comeback, even in the city.
Load up on your favourite veggies and look out for this catchy song, coming soon!
Did you know that Busy Izzy makes healthy snacks when her friends visit her at Nix & Nax. There are healthy snacks for puppies too,  Izzy loves to make them for her rescue pup Newly Truly. He gobbles them all up.  
btw, all of the books in the Busy Izzy and Friends series feature recipes using only fresh and healthy ingredients.
Find them and recipes too at:
www.busyizzy.com
There are lots of exciting videos on the Busy Izzy and Friends
YouTube channel

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Book Week

Book Week

It’s the end of "Book week" and we have had our Busy Izzy and Friends shows cancelled due to the lockdown.
While we are waiting for schools to open up, we have many videos on our YouTube channel, for children and their families to enjoy.
It is great to see little ones still excited to dress up.
Here is Ayva dressed as her favourite book character. Wearing a beautiful blue bow and glasses too, just like Busy Izzy.
The cast and crew cannot wait to do more shows in pre-schools and primary schools.
Entertaining children through song and dance with positive messages to take home:

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Meet Busy Izzy's friend, Tess

Meet Busy Izzy's friend, Tess

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!

youtube.com/watch?v=EH-s1tMrHtc

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Busy Izzy and Friends New Stage Show Set

Busy Izzy and Friends New Stage Show Set

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.

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Friends Song

Friends Song

Friends Song

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

"Sometimes a friend will know just what to say
With one kind word they make you feel okay
Sometimes a friend brings important things
Like courage smiles and flying wings
Most of all it’s wonderful to see
Sometimes a friend is all you need to be...

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Happy Birthday Song Let’s Celebrate

Happy Birthday Song Let’s Celebrate

"Happy Birthday Song Let’s Celebrate"
Here is the story behind this exciting brand new birthday song.
Busy Izzy and Friends – Helping Others.
Did you know that some families have to go without?
The reasons are plenty from losing work to everything in fire and drought.
These families need help, sometimes for clothing, sometimes for food.
Sometimes children miss out on birthday presents too.
Izzy and her friends love helping others
with the kind of kindness that helping others is about,
and helping out so that no one goes without.
They made a list of gifts that some children need,
gifts of surprise and gifts they read.

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WINNERS OF THE SONGS FOR CHILDREN CATEGORY - ASA National Songwriter Awards

WINNERS OF THE SONGS FOR CHILDREN CATEGORY - ASA National Songwriter Awards

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.

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Busy Izzy's Nix & Nax

Busy Izzy's Nix & Nax

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"

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Busy Izzy and Friends Show goes GREEN!

Busy Izzy and Friends Show goes GREEN!

The Busy Izzy and Friends Show goes GREEN!
Our fabulous cast and crew were involved in a 12-hour marathon at Sydney Props Studios on Sunday, as we filmed the complete Busy Izzy and Friends show on the greenscreen stage.
It was an incredible day, full of fun and dedication, as the performers, video & sound crew as well as our amazing support team, created a 45-minute show, including eighteen songs.
Director, Natalie Rull and 2nd Camera unit, Saad Khan, meticulously recorded each song and the interspersed dialog of the plot.
Author of the Busy Izzy and Friends book series and co-writer of the songs and show, Roxanne Kiely was executive director, along with co-writer Stephen Kiely who handled audio production as well.

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Dedicated Area for Kids On the Busy Izzy and Friends Site

Dedicated Area for Kids On the Busy Izzy and Friends Site

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.

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The Busy Izzy and Friends SHOW

The Busy Izzy and Friends SHOW

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.

 

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ABC Alphabet Song - Busy Izzy and Friends

ABC Alphabet Song - Busy Izzy and Friends

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

"My 26 BFFs, are the letters of the alphabet
Letter by letter, getting alphabetter, with my 26 BFFs."

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.

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ABC's with Busy Izzy and Friends

ABC's with Busy Izzy and Friends

We have a cool little song about the alphabet. The first few lines go like this.

"My 26 BFFs,
are the letters of the Alphabet. 
Letter by letter, getting alphabetter,
with my 26 BFFs"
Here is the link to our YOUTUBE channel, where you will find this song and lots of others. We have cooking videos, where Izzy is making snaxalicious snacks for her friends when they visit Nix & Nax and an exercise song too.

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Welcome To My YouTube Channel, says Busy Izzy

Welcome To My YouTube Channel, says Busy Izzy

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.

Busy Izzy...

  • Is ALWAYS HAPPY to help her friends.
  • Is FRIENDLY, helpful and very TRENDY.

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ABC Alphabet Song - over 12K views in days.

ABC Alphabet Song - over 12K views in days.

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.  

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My Visit with The Super Talented Susanne Gervay

My Visit with The Super Talented Susanne Gervay

My Visit With The Super Talented Susanne Gervay
I love spending time with creative and interesting peeps.
Today was an extra special day when I visited with the super talented, Susanne Gervay, author of the amazing “I Am Jack” series and some.
The time went by very fast. It wasn't at all surprising to find out that we have a lot in common. 
We both started our creative writing when we were very, very young.  I say, once a creative being, always a creative being.

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We Are Featured in The Good Organic Gardening Magazine

We Are Featured in The Good Organic Gardening Magazine

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.

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The BIGGEST Plants On Our Planet.

The BIGGEST Plants On Our Planet.

Trees provide nectar and pollen for our bees,
and some of the oxygen we breathe comes from trees.
Urban trees and forests save one life every year,
Absorbing harmful carbon from the atmosphere.
Trees help clean the air that we breathe,
And shade us from sun when we sit underneath.

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Let's Begin Colouring-in

Let's Begin Colouring-in

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 

"colouring in pages" #colouringin #BusyIzzyandFriends #funandgames  #greatchristmasgiftideas #birthdaygiftideas

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Busy Izzy and Talkative Tess

Busy Izzy and Talkative 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 slowly, but mostly talks fast.
She likes to talk first, and always talks last.
Book three in the Busy Izzy and Friends Series. Read how Tess learns the importance of listening, friendship, kindness and co-operation.
This book is filled with fun and adventure. 

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