Monday, November 11, 2019

"Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention" by Pip Jones and Sara Ogilvie (Simon and Schuster Children's Books)

Everyone's fantastic favourite inventor is back, but this time in "Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention" by Pip Jones and Sara Ogilvie, Izzy won't be the only creative kid competing to become top inventor-type-person.

Along with her mechanical-winged sidekick and fantastic Grandad, Izzy sets off to Technoff Isle, location for the annual kid inventor's convention.

There's a top prize at stake for the most creative, inventive and brilliant brain but Izzy is competing against the creme de la creme, and one girl in particular seems hell-bent to use every means (fair or foul) to win.

Thankfully Izzy's best pal Fixer the Crow is on hand to help her realise that sometimes the answer to a tricky problem lies in a bit of inspiration, as the book does a fantastic job of weaving in some serious eco-creds into the story as Izzy discovers brilliant alternative forms of energy to power her tool-fixer-upper machine.

Technoff Technoff Technoff Technoff!
Pip and Sara are a dream team, once again coming up with an engaging way to spin an eco story into a true spectacle of an adventure for Izzy.

The path to true greatness is often rocky, little one!
Izzy and Fixer look to nature to provide the power for their amazing machine!
There are so many neat little details in the story, inspirational stuff to show kids that there are so many ways we can harness what we've got around us.

Sum this book up in a sentence: A quirky and imaginative story of a very inventive little girl, who uses wind, water and solar power to show kids that there are greener ways to power our planet.

"Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention" by Pip Jones and Sara Ogilvie is out now, published by Simon and Schuster Children's Books (kindly supplied for review).