Who is Busy Izzy?


Busy Izzy waves from her deask


Busy Izzy is a friendly 12 year old girl who lives in Green Grass Grove with her puppy, Newly Truly, and all of her friends live nearby. Izzy also...

Busy Izzy hopes that you love to learn new things, because there are so many things to learn and know about.


Busy Izzy and friends", the multi-media series about Busy Izzy, her puppy, Newly Truly and all her friends: Talkative Tess, Mathematic Max, Modern Mo Li, Sensible Steven, Bossy BobbySecret-Agent Skye, Even Evan and Worried Warren.

They live near each other in Green Grass Grove, where Busy Izzy has a store, selling lots of fun and creative things, including home-made honey. Izzy loves to make snaxalicious snacks, for her friends, when they visit her at Nix & Nax.

 Izzy at compost bin

How to Compost with Izzy

Basic composting needs:


The nitrogen comes from "green" materials such as food scraps, grass, and garden trimmings, while the carbon comes from "brown" materials such as fall leaves, straw, and shredded paper.

(No meat, fat or dairy products or pet waste.)


Book 1, "Busy Izzy and Friends" is a 32-page picture book introducing Busy Izzy and her friends. Included are safety tips and the importance of music and singing.

Inside the book is an audio CD which contains five energetic, sing-a-long songs.

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". All singing and dancing fun.

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.


Busy Izzy loves Newly Truly

 Book 2, "Busy Izzy and Newly Truly - The Big Surprise!", is 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 of Busy Izzy's friends 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 and live 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” - Izzy

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

Busy Izzy watering her garden and citrus trees.

Here is Izzy, all ready to water her veggies and citrus trees.  She loves taking special care of her garden.  The sun has gone down and in hot breezy weather it is probably best to water in the early evening. This gives the veggie plants enough time to dry out, but there is still the chance for overnight water uptake by the roots. And if you want to water in the morning then start very early – before the sun is shining.

In the cool winter months, the very best time to water plants is in the early morning, while it is still cool. This will allow the water to run down into the soil and reach the roots of the plant without too much excess water lost to evaporation.

Why Busy Izzy is Special 

Busy Izzy and her Friends