Izzy the Whiz is an amateur inventor who, right before Passover, creates a super duper machine that whirs and purrs and munches and crunches and miraculously cleans the entire house just in time for the holiday – but not without creating havoc along the way. A fun, crazy, rhyming tale a la Dr. Seuss.
|Publisher:||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||9.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Carrie Hartman grew up knowing she would illustrate picture books some day. Her school and local library were her favorite places to be when she was young. She graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with her degree in Illustration. Carrie’s illustration work can be seen nationally and internationally in: picture books, editorial publications, animated projects, advertising, greeting cards, and much more. Carrie finds that working on picture books is very special. Having children tell her that one of her picture books is the book they have their parents read it to them every night before bed is the biggest honor that she could hope for. Carrie teaches in the illustration department at MCAD. She freelances from her studio and is currently writing her own picture books.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Loved the prose. Children will love the idea of a cleaning machine. The rhyming is fun for all.
What a fun Passover book! For those familiar with the Jewish holiday, this is a delightful fun book about a boy who is cleaning up hametz (forbidden foods for Passover) in time for Seder. For those not familiar, this is a chance to learn a little about life in a Jewish household. It¿s an introduction with a little information so it¿s not a book that will explain Passover but it will peak curiosity.Izzy is the family inventor and he promises his mom he will have everything clean before she gets up from her nap. The story is sweet and the tad of suspense leaves the reader feeling as if they have been privileged to see the McClean in action without feeling tense. The story is written in rhyme. It does stall a bit here and there but the majority is smooth. The illustrations are bright and engaging. For the most part, I would see this story engaging all ages but more so for the young grade school reader. There is some words that would be tough for the youngest reader but with help they could easily read the book.