Izzy Gizmo


Izzy Gizmo is full of energy and is always looking for something to fix with her big bag of tools. Her love for inventing and creating different kinds of machines sometimes gets her into difficult situations!


This book is unusual in terms of presenting a main girl character who is so interested in scientific and mechanical matters. Izzy’s failures in terms of her inventions are not deemed important by the narrative voice and are in fact suggested as necessary, as Izzy is presented as being frustrated with her work, while her grandfather encourages her resilience.

Edited by: Centre for Children’s Literature and Culture Studies (Ireland)

Author(s): Jones, Pip

Illustrator(s): Ogilvie, Sara

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's

City: London

Year: 2017

Pages: 36

ISBN: 9780857075130

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: EN

Original Language: EN

Keywords: Female characters, Games and Hobbies, Positive role model

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