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

Isabella: Girl on the Go

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by Jennifer Fosberry, Mike Litwin
     
 

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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

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Overview

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

From the Publisher
"ISABELLA ON THE GO fuels young readers' imaginations as Isabella never leaves her backyard, yet ventures into the world and creates her own adventures." - Examiner.com

"A wonderful empowering collection of books, and one we'll continue to highly recommend." - Lit for Kids

"If I had read this book as a kid, I would probably be a much more avid traveler than I am now." - Second Bookshelf on the Right

"What an inspiring book for children. This book encourages children to travel and to fulfill their dreams. " - Multi-Testing Mommy

"I think it's great because of the amazing pictures, Fosbery's unique writing style, and because of how educational the story really is. " - Giveaway Blogdom

"My kids' new favorite bedtime story." - Heavenly Savings

"Will encourage younger readers to make their own dreams and travels in their own ways." - Deseret News

"Encourage young readers to dream big and introduce them to female role models." - Mercury News

"Introduce your children to some of the world's greatest wonders, such as the Egyptian pyramids and the Great Wall of China, with Isabella: Girl on the Go." - Bay Area Parent

"A playful introduction to some of the world's man-made wonders, starring Isabella, the little girl whose fabulous imagination leads the way. " - Scholastic Parent and Child

"A pleasant enough journey with a satisfying ending." - School Library Journal

"Take Fosberry's super story and mix in the wonderfully whimsical artwork from Litwin and you've got your ticket to ride." - Good Reads with Ronna

"This is a picture book for those who love to dream big and live life to the fullest or simply those that would like to pass that along to their own children. It's also a fantastic resource for helping to share the concepts around imaginative play and especially helpful for those that struggle with that concept." - There's a Book

"This is a must own book for all families." - Night Owl Reviews

"Follow along with Isabella as she imagines everyday spots like a sandbox to be exotic locales like the desert and pyramids of Egypt." - Working Mother

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)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402266485
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
02/21/2012
Series:
Isabella Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
141,480
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
AD610L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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