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Author: Jones, Pip
Izzy Gizmo loves to invent but gets frustrated when her inventions fail to work properly, so when she finds a crow with a broken wing her grandfather urges her to persist until she finds a way to help.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.50
Points: .5 Quiz: 197021
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: K-2
Reading Level: 2.80
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 72881
Kirkus Reviews (02/01/18)
School Library Journal (02/01/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 02/01/2018 PreS-Gr 2—Izzy is a girl who loves inventing machines that help out; you name it, and she's invented it. One day, a crow breaks its wing, and she is determined to help him out with her inventions because no crow should be bored when he can't fly. Sadly, she does not succeed right away, but soon learns not to give up thanks to her grandpa's great advice. Frustrations ensue, but through hard work and dedication, Izzy is able to succeed in the end. The vibrant illustrations are lively and pair well with the story. The bright pops of color make the artwork vivid and appealing. The text is full of challenging new words for young readers and the text rhymes, which allows the story to flow in a fun, inventive way. VERDICT The theme of not giving up after a first, second, and third failure will resonate with readers of all ages. This book will inspire kids to get out there and to try new things.—Maeve Dodds, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, NC - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.