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Izzy and Frank

Written by Katrina Lehman & illustrated by Sophie Beer
Published by Scribble Us
5.0 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 4.2 / 5.0
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“A bright and compelling story of friendship and finding the joy in every day.”

Izzy lives on an island in a lighthouse “with no corners and a staircase that twirled high into the sky”. Each morning she is awakened by her trusty seagull sidekick and best friend, Frank, and together they explore the island, living in a world of everyday moments made exciting by imagination and friendship. They dig for treasure on “gray-storm-rainy days”, hunt crusty crabs on “blue-sky-sunny-days”, and find adventure wherever they go, until one day Izzy moves to the city, leaving behind her beloved island and her beloved friend. Life in the city proves a tough adjustment until one day Frank reappears and together they discover that the city has room for joy as well—and new friends, too. Beer’s choice of two-tone orange and turquoise color palette matches Izzy’s passion for exploration and adds to the illustrations’ spunk and personality. Fun details such as imaginatively exaggerated waves as sea monsters, a city fire hydrant standing in as a pirate complete with a hat, and Frank’s signature orange beanie abound and allow the reader to explore right along with Izzy and Frank. It is particularly notable in this story about friendship that when Frank and Izzy explore the city together, they pick up a couple of new friends along the way and while Izzy always cherishes Frank, she is able to create other meaningful friendships, creating a wonderful sense of closure readers didn’t even know they needed until it’s given to them.

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Izzy and Frank spend blue-sky-sunny days and gray-cloud-rainy days roaming and playing by the sea.

But when Izzy has to leave her lighthouse and island life behind to move to the city, she also has to say goodbye to Frank.

The city is crowded and noisy, and Izzy misses the sand and the sea.

Can Izzy find a place for herself in her new home? And will she ever see Frank again?

What Kind of Book is Izzy and Frank

Quotes from Izzy and Frank

  • “Izzy loved her island. Her house had no corners and a staircase that twirled high into the sky.”

Where Does Izzy and Frank Stand Out

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Trusted Reviews & Ratings

The Goodfather
Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
5.0 / 7.0
B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
5.0 / 7.0
Mom of Boys
Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
5.0 / 7.0

A really fun book that takes one back to childhood with sweet memories of home and playing barefoot. The colors in this book, primarily ocean blues and sandy oranges, are particularly beautiful with the contrast of day to the night. It does bring tender feelings of moving and leaving behind things one loves, then kindly shows the joy of something new.

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Who Wrote Izzy and Frank

Katrina Lehman

Katrina Lehman lives in Melbourne and has three small children and a blue-tongue lizard. She is lucky enough to spend all day crafting words as a writer and as an editor, helping authors unleash their inner magic.

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Who Illustrated Izzy and Frank

Sophie Beer

Sophie Beer completed a dual degree in Law and Creative Industries with distinction at Queensland University of Technology, but found the whole law thing completely wrong for her and now works primarily in children’s and editorial illustration.

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Publication Date:
July 7, 2020

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