Have you discovered the Isabella picture books by Jennifer Fosberry and illustrated by Mike Litwin yet? There’s a new addition to the series coming out this month, Isabella: Girl on the Go.
Isabella is a purple-haired girl with an out-of-this-world imagination and boundless energy. In the course of a single day she takes a trip around the world and tries on different roles while never leaving her own back yard. During her adventure, she visits many famous places while “the father” helps add vocabulary and transitions from the Eiffel Tower to the Great Wall of China to Chichén Itza to the Statue of Liberty.
Mike Litwin’s equally imaginative illustrations add depth and humor. See how he creates an illustration step-by-step in this video. Fascinating!
In the back matter is a lovely synopsis of each of “the places that changed the world” that she visits with a small color photograph of the real structure, as well as a description of the jobs or roles she tries out. It is a great addition for discovering more when the questions start coming.
Isabella is going on a book tour starting next week. Check the Isabella: Girl on the Go Tour for locations of events, a downloadable activity kit and a passport. If you are going to be in Arizona, you might want to catch Jennifer Fosberry at Changing Hands Bookstore’s Story Time Thursday March 1st, 2012 from 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Let me know if you are going, and maybe I’ll see you there.
Reading level: Ages 4 and up
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (February 21, 2012)
Book was provided by publisher for review purposes.