Izzy: In the Doghouse by Caroline Adderson, illustrated by Kelly Collier. Kids Can Press, 9781771387323, 2020
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4
What did you like about the book: A fun new series about friendship, pet care, and adoption. Isabel, “Izzy” is the rambunctious main character. She is full of energy and big ideas. Izzy and Zoe are best friends most of the time except when Izzy’s plans get them into trouble with the principal, then they are not and now Zoe thinks Izzy’s ideas have turned into a catastrophe. Izzy is left with no one to play with and her single mom is away on a business trip. When her mom returns, she and her nanny, Rosa bring Izzy to meet her big surprise when they go to adopt a new dog, Rollo at the rescue. Now Izzy will always have someone to play with and she can’t wait to tell Zoe and be best friends again.
Anything you didn’t like about it? No
To whom would you recommend this book? This humorous early chapter book is a spin off from, “Jasper John Dooley” series. The engaging illustrations, short chapters, and entertaining characters are sure to engage reluctant elementary readers as well.
Who should buy this book? elementary schools, home and public libraries
Where would you shelve it ? Fiction
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? no
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Julie Durmis, JC Solmonese Elementary School, Norton, MA
Date of review: June 5, 2021