Izzy the Inventor (A Bird Brain Book)by Emlyn Chand, Noelle Giffin (Illustrator)
Izzy is a clumsy young prehistoric bird still trying to figure out the whole flying thing. She grows tired of the other archaeopteryxes laughing at her,
Evolved Publishing brings you the seventh of the Bird Brain Books by Emlyn Chand, Izzy the Inventor. This children's picture book, with full color illustrations by artist Noelle Giffin, is for kids 4 to 8 years old.
Izzy is a clumsy young prehistoric bird still trying to figure out the whole flying thing. She grows tired of the other archaeopteryxes laughing at her, and decides to go practice near the caves where the people live. The people laugh at first too, but soon they notice that each of Izzy's failed flights leads to a wonderful new invention or discovery.
Cave paintings, fire, even the wheel-all are results of Izzy's clumsiness coupled with her determination to fly. Will Izzy ever learn to fly like the other birds, or will she decide it's okay to be different?
There's only one way to find out: join Izzy in her prehistoric adventure in this edition of the color-illustrated Bird Brain Books series for children 4-8 years old.
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- Product dimensions:
- 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.12(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 8 Years
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Read and reviewed by my 9 yo lil dude. This was another one of my favorites cause it was about Izzy and how she helped her friend invent stuff. I liked this one because I am sort of an inventor myself. I make my cat kitty condos all the time out of boxes that my mom lets me have. Izzy showed me that its okay to be an inventor.
This is children's picture book featuring an archaeopteryxes (a prehistoric bird) named Izzy who discovers other things while learning how to fly. A very cute story with nice illustrations.
I read this book as part of a challenge I joined. The first thing that really grabbed me about this book, was the information at the beginning. The author, while taking some liberties with the history of the 'bird' she's writing about, has also taken the time to describe the bird and note the differences in her story and the actual history of things. The most profound lesson that I think kids will learn from Izzy is to never give up. If you want to succeed at something, you must just keep trying no matter how impossible the task seems. Izzy's struggles will help kids see that all is not lost if they can not accomplish what they attempt on the first try. Elementary students from Kindergarten through third grade will certainly enjoy and benefit from this story.
Learning to fly leads to fun discoveries. This book was amazing because Izzy the bird helped the caveman without knowing it and he helped her to learn to fly. Even though some of this stuff couldn’t have really happened the story was fun to read. Izzy’s accidents became inventions that really helped the caveman. All the ways that Izzy tried to fly were so funny but didn’t work really well. When she hurt herself she found out the caveman was really friendly, caring and helpful. After everything she did to fly home, Izzy decided to move in with her caveman friend. This story was about learning to keep trying and not give up. Izzy really grew up while learning to fly. ~ Alyssa, age 10. Izzy the Inventor is an enjoyable read. The illustrations are great and entertaining as well for the young reader. We certainly enjoyed reading about Izzy’s antics as she learned to fly back to her nest only to find a new friend and decide to move away from her family in the end. I would recommend this books especially as a read aloud for the very young reader and appropriate for the early reader on their own. Although complex dinosaur names are introduced at the very beginning in the introduction the rest of the book is easily read. *****Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions*****
I love the introduction of the book since it taught the kids about pre-historic animal and the diagram of parts of the bird. It's quite interesting to say the least that Izzy cannot fly on her first try. She didn't stop there. Giving up is not an option for her. It's kind of sad knowing when the mother bird left her. This makes Izzy even motivated. The illustration is really good, making the children's imagination more active. I love the interaction between Izzy and the caveman, it shows that they can help each other. Izzy's help brought warmth and new discoveries in exchange to that the caveman's help brought Izzy to meet her parent again. The other admirable thing is the loyalty. She stays loyal with her new friend. I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
Izzy is my newest character friend that I love! Chand has crafted a delightful story that is so fun to read, and thrilling that I wanted more. I mean that, I want more Izzy books. The character is so sweet and smart you cannot help but fall in love with her. One of the many fine Bird Brain series this ranks as my favorite, with Courtney Saves Christmas (A Bird Brain Book) coming in a very close second. Please parents buy this book, read this to your young ones and enjoy this treasure. I would also highly recommend this series as a whole to all libraries in the USA, and everywhere. These books are meant to be shared and loved by kids of all ages, and bird lovers alike. P.A. Bartotto