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Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention

Written by Pip Jones and illustrated by Sara Ogilvie and Pip Jones
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In this companion to the award-winning Izzy Gizmo, Izzy Gizmo returns (together with Grandpa and Fixer) in a charming and eccentric tale of ambition, perseverance, and finding your inner strength.

Izzy Gizmo has been invited to Technoff Isle’s annual convention where the inventor of the best machine will win coveted admittance to the Genius Guild. Great inventors produce gadgets that can be put to good use, so Izzy Gizmo decides to build a recycling machine that mends broken tools. But with fearsome foe Abi von Lavish getting the best of her at every turn, can Izzy Gizmo and Fixer create the winning invention?

Featuring the creative and much-loved heroine of color, this wonderfully exuberant story has serious points to make about the importance of make do and mend.

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  • "Great inventors produce machines which can really be put to good use."
  • "Izzy Gizmo and Fixer were making a racket inventing a So-Sew to fix Grandpa's jacket."

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Izzy’s Grandpa reminds her that inventors create things that are helpful. If you could invent something to help you with your day today, what would it be?

  • Izzy’s Tool-Fix-Recycle-O-Matic uses environmentally friendly aspects like harnessing power from the wind and sun. Do you know how to recycle and be environmentally friendly? How could you be more environmentally friendly?

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Who Wrote Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention

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Pip Jones

Pip Jones spent her childhood gobbling up books and dreaming about being an author. At nineteen, she began a career in journalism, and in 2014, she published her first book. Pip is most often found either writing, staring at the contents of the fridge, or herding her two children. She lives in London.

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Who Illustrated Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention

Sara Ogilvie

Sara Ogilvie studied illustration and printmaking at Edinburgh College of Art. In addition to illustrating children’s books, Sara exhibits across the UK and abroad and creates images for editorial, design, and advertising. She lives in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North of England.

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Pip Jones's Book Dedication

For Mia Luna, and in memory of your sparkling daddy, Tristan.

Sara Ogilvie's Book Dedication

For Erika

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Book Details

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Publication Date:
March 1, 2020
Illustration Details:
The illustrations were created in pencil, ink, oil pastel, monoprint, and digital techniques.