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Isabella: Girl on the Go
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Isabella: Girl on the Go

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by Jennifer Fosberry

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New York Times Bestseller!

The precocious, purple-haired traveler spends the day playing with her dad as she pretends everyday things (like the sandbox) are extraordinary places. Isabella ends the day in her own home-sweet-home, the most wonderful place to be. Travel around the world to places like:

•Pyramids of Giza

•Eiffel Tower


New York Times Bestseller!

The precocious, purple-haired traveler spends the day playing with her dad as she pretends everyday things (like the sandbox) are extraordinary places. Isabella ends the day in her own home-sweet-home, the most wonderful place to be. Travel around the world to places like:

•Pyramids of Giza

•Eiffel Tower

•Great Wall of China

•Chichen Itza

•Big Ben

•Statue of Liberty

Editorial Reviews

This standalone sequel to My Name Is Not Isabella promises to repeat the success of that imaginative picture book, which was a decided hit both online and in our stores. Mike Litwin's cute illustrations and Jennifer Fosberry's buoyant story make an ideal combo.

Lisa Dugan

Hott Books
The children were captivated. I'm not sure what we enjoyed more - the pictures, Isabella's imagination, or her personality.
Living Life: Hannah Style
It is a story the kids will want to read again and again.
Creative Madness
Fun and education, I love it! I hope that Jennifer Fosberry and illustrator Mike Litwin will continue to bring more educational fun in the future.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—As Isabella and her father spend the day together, she imagines herself in various careers and locales throughout the world. She's an archaeologist in Egypt, an artist in Paris, a warrior in China, an astronomer in Mexico, the queen in England, and the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. At the end of the day she claims to have "discovered the most wonderful place." That place is home. The locales are not identified as Isabella imagines visiting them; instead, they are listed at the end with small photos. The illustrations show the girl with an oversize head and purple hair. Her stuffed mouse appears in every scene, always appropriately dressed for the place and occasion. In Egypt, its head appears as the top of the Great Sphinx. Although the people and places are depicted as cartoons, it is easy for adults to recognize the sites. A pleasant enough journey with a satisfying ending.—Ieva Bates, Ann Arbor District Library, MI
Kirkus Reviews
The impetuous Isabella returns (My Name Is Not Isabella, 2010), offering readers a whirlwind tour of the globe. A leisurely day of helping her father with yard work becomes a glorious adventure for the pint-sized explorer. Fosberry's tale unfolds as an afternoon-long conversation between father and child. With each request Isabella's father makes for her assistance with a project, the imaginative tot saucily explains why she couldn't possibly help. Isabella's sandbox play soon becomes the work of an aspiring archeologist searching for lost tombs, while her tree fort becomes a Mayan temple, perfect for observing the constellations. Isabella's father eagerly participates in his daughter's whimsical game. His wry responses to Isabella's grandiose proclamations are sprinkled with droll humor that will entertain readers both young and old. Fosberry adeptly captures children's endearing ability to re-imagine their world through creative play. Litwin's vivacious illustrations convey Isabella's endless capacity for invention. His color-laden pictures illuminate Isabella's imaginings, artfully transforming a commonplace landscape into the wonders of the world. Informative end pages contain pictures and descriptions of the places featured in the text. Isabella's characteristic ingenuity blossoms in this creative tale that encourages readers to give their imaginations free rein. (Picture book. 4-8)
From the Publisher
“This production is a nice introduction to some of the world’s most distinctive landmarks and will complement geography units for the youngest audiences.”

Product Details

Publication date:
Isabella Series
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Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.50(d)
AD610L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Mike Litwin is an award-winning illustrator who combines oil glazing, color pencil, collage, and other mixed media to create scenes that serve the imagination and education of children.

Jennifer Fosberry is a science geek turned children's book writer. Until recently, she worked as a project manager in Silicon Valley in the high-tech electronics field. She currently divides her time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Costa Rica with her husband and three children.

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Isabella: Girl on the Go 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No flow, no fun to read, not engaging or inspiring, especially for young children.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
terpn4u More than 1 year ago
My three year old niece loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We have an Isabella which is why we purchased it and she seemed to really like it. Would buy more for her.
GHott More than 1 year ago
Isabella loves to travel! She has visited everywhere! In her imagination. Today, her father has many backyard projects to complete. Join them and follow Isabella around the world. Hott Review The children were captivated. I’m not sure what we enjoyed more – the pictures, Isabella’s imagination, or her personality. I personally, enjoyed the photos and description included in the back to help teach the children a bit more about their travels. This will be a great addition to every library.
MizChelleB More than 1 year ago
New York Times best-selling author, Jennifer Fosberry, continues her Isabella series with Isabella: Girl on the Go. In this book, Isabella, plays side by side with her father as he accomplishes his to-do list. From archaeologist, to astronomer, Isabella travels around the world, exploring the greatest wonders of the world.all without leaving her own backyard. This is a great book, with wonderful, eye-catching illustrations. Funny and educational are always a welcome combination in my house, and that is just what this book delivers. The back pages offers additional information about some of the places Isabella explores. I think it would make a great addition to any homeschool reading list. This mommy recommends this adorable book for children ages 4-6. I give it five stars. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255