Free Spirited Island Life | Book Review: Izzy and Frank
Izzy and Frank
Author: Katrina Lehman, Illustrator: Sophie Beer
Published by Scribble Books
Izzy loved her peaceful island, but most of all she loved her best friend, Frank the seagull. They spend all the time together doing fun and exciting activities like all other best friends do. No “gray-storm-rainy days” could stop them to play hide and seek, and dig buried treasure. While on “blue-sky-sunny days”, they swim with seals and hunt for crabs or starfish.
But one day, Izzy suddenly moved to the city, to a small house with “sharp corners” and no view of the sea. She couldn’t enjoy what other children play and all she knows is that she misses the wind, the sand, the salt, the lighthouse, and, most of all, she misses Frank. Will Izzy find her best-buddy again?
A story about change and contrast between the free-spirited life on the island with Frank and the life in the city with new and diverse friends, Katrina Lehman’s Izzy and Frank is a perfect pitched story for kids leaving behind their familiar places and moving to new ones. The use of simple yet playful, retro inspired illustration gives an irresistible feel of Izzy’s freedom in her island.
The loveable Izzy and Frank is available now.