Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention

Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention
Written by Pip Jones
Illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

Izzy Gizmo is back in this companion to the award-winning Izzy Gizmo, and she’s ready to face her biggest challenge yet! She’s just been invited to Technoff Isle’s Invention Convention, where the creator of the best machine will win coveted admittance to the Genius Guild. Grandpa and Fixer, Izzy’s feathered sidekick, believe in her, but nothing is going to plan! Her machine isn’t working, and with her ruthless competitor, Abi von Lavish, snatching up all the wire, wheels, and cogs, winning first place seems impossible.

This charming follow-up features an eccentric new cast of characters and a whole new set of challenges. Young readers will root for this creative and much-loved heroine of color as she tries and tries again, discovering the importance of teamwork and perseverance in the face of failure. Sarah Ogilvie’s bright, zany art complements Pip Jones’s bouncy rhymes and humorous text. With added opportunities to learn about environmentalism and STEAM subjects, Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention is the perfect choice for aspiring inventors and little engineers.

“Lively rhymes and colorful contraptions, doohickeys, and ‘thingummyjigs’ will inspire tinkerers everywhere.” —Foreword Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“This ode to imagination, perseverance, and fun just may inspire young readers to do some tinkering of their own.” —Booklist

Get more Izzy Gizmo with these free downloadable activity sheets and be sure to check out the teacher’s guide for both Izzy Gizmo titles!

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