Isabella: Girl on the Go

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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

•Great Wall of China

•Chichen Itza

•Big Ben

•Statue of Liberty

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Overview

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

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Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble

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

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: 2/21/2012
  • Series: Isabella Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 171,713
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD610L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Fosberry

Jennifer Fosberry first visited the Statue of Liberty as a child with her Girl Scout troop and climbed to the top of El Castillo on her honeymoon. She has waved to Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower on her way to Rome and glanced toward the Great Wall of China from Taiwan. And while the Great Pyramids are still a mystery she hopes to discover one day, she is always comfortable at home. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, three children, and a little dog that keeps her company while she works on her next book.

Mike Litwin combines a variety of media to create scenes that serve the imagination and education of children. A graduate of the East Carolina University School of Art and Design, he plays both designer and illustrator with an often wacky, always delightful style that uniquely blends playful innocence with devilish mischief. Illustrating and telling stories for children is his passion, his entertainment, and his dream. He currently lives in Greenville, North Carolina, with his wife and three daughters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    No flow, no fun to read, not engaging or inspiring, especially f

    No flow, no fun to read, not engaging or inspiring, especially for young children.

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  • Posted April 22, 2012

    highly recommended

    My three year old niece loved it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    Recommend it

    We have an Isabella which is why we purchased it and she seemed to really like it.
    Would buy more for her.

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  • Posted March 28, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Isabella loves to travel! She has visited everywhere! In her ima

    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.

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  • Posted October 25, 2011

    Explore the World with Isabella

    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

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 22, 2012

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