Isabella: Girl on the Go by Jennifer Fosberry
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Pages: 32 Jacketed Hardcover 11.00inx8.50in
Date Published: February 2012
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Isabella’s back, and her dreams are turning an ordinary backyard into an exciting adventure!
Join Isabella on a new imaginative journey in Isabella: Girl on the Go (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky; ISBN: 978-1-4022-6648-5; Picture Book; $16.99; February 2012).
Jennifer Fosberry has created an inspiring follow-up to her New York Times bestselling series featuring everyone’s favorite purple-haired, little girl. Previously, Isabella discovered her favorite heroes in My Name Is Not Isabella. Now she travels around the world experiencing its greatest wonders without ever leaving her own backyard.
Isabella, as precocious as ever, spends the day playing her dad as they discover some of the greatest places man has made around the world. She pretends everyday things (like the sandbox) are extraordinary places (like the desert and pyramids of Egypt). Isabella ends the day in her own home-sweet-home, the most wonderful place to be.
A back of the book “Places that Changed the World” section features descriptions of all the places Isabella visits.
I absolutely adore My Name Is Not Isabella and My Name Is Not Alexander. When I heard a new Isabella story was coming, I could not help to be excited. When books are more than just entertaining, but educational as well I am one happy mama. While the “My Name is Not…” books explored the lives of special historical persons, at first I thought that this “Girl on the Go” was about careers, but then I realized it was actually about locations. This Isabella is an explorer and traveling with her vivid imagination from location to location while taking on an occupation of the local. Fun and education, I love it! I hope that Jennifer Fosberry and illustrator Mike Litwin will continue to bring more educational fun in the future.
*Thanks to Sourcebooks for providing an egalley on loan through NetGalley. I cannot wait to get my hands on a real copy!
– My Name is Not Isabella – REVIEWed
– My Name is Not Alexander – REVIEWed
About the Authors:
Jennifer Fosberry is a science geek turned children’s book writer. Until recently, she worked as a project manager in Silicon Valley in the high-tech electronic field. She currently divides her time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Costa Rica with her husband and three children.
Mike Litwin combines a variety of media to create scenes that serve the imagination and education of women. A graduate of the East Carolina University School of Art and Design, he plays both designer and illustrator with an often wacky, always delightful style that uniquely blends playful innocence with devilish mischief. Illustrating and telling stories for children is his passion, his entertainment, and his dream. He currently lives in Greenville, North Carolina, with his wife and three daughters.