Item description for Izzy the Lizzy by Renee Riva & Steve Bjorkman...
Overview It's Lunchtime in Bitty Bayou Izzy, a hungry lizard, is eyeing a small spider who, in turn, is preparing to lunch on a bee trapped in her web. But the itty bitty bee, named Jeb, is not all that interested in becoming the spider's last meal. Can the courageous bee persuade the others to show a little tenderness? Your child will delight in this gently dangerous tale narrated through lighthearted rhyme. Filled with humorous illustrations of the creepy critters children love, this story demonstrates the power of kindness and the strength of mercy.
Publishers Description It's Lunchtime in Bitty Bayou
Izzy, a hungry lizard, is eyeing a small spider who, in turn, is preparing to lunch on a bee trapped in her web. But the itty bitty bee, named Jeb, is not all that interested in becoming the spider's last meal. Can the courageous bee persuade the others to show a little tenderness?
Your child will delight in this “gently dangerous” tale narrated through lighthearted rhyme. Filled with humorous illustrations of the creepy critters children love, this story demonstrates the power of kindness and the strength of mercy. Renee Riva has been writing humorous stories about animals ever since she was a child. A former greeting card writer as well as a speaker for women's groups, Renee has written for Guideposts and Catholic Family Magazine. She shares her secrets for story starters at Young Author events, helping to spark the imagination of young minds. Renee and her husband, Gary, live in Gig Harbor, Washington, with their three daughters, and any stray critters that happen to wander onto their property.
Steve Björkman has been creating illustrations for greeting cards, magazines, and advertising for more than twenty-five years. He has illustrated more than seventy children's books, including Good Night, Little One and The Flyaway Kite. The first book he illustrated, Aliens for Breakfast, won the Texas Bluebonnet Award and was made into a TV movie. Steve and his wife are the parents of three children, and they live in Irvine, California, with a dog, a cat, and a desert tortoise who is always looking for a way to sneak out of the yard.
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.7" Width: 8.74" Height: 0.32" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date May 17, 2005
Publisher WaterBrook Press
Grade Level Grade School
ISBN 1400070597 ISBN13 9781400070596
Availability 0 units.
More About Renee Riva & Steve Bjorkman
Renee Riva has been writing humorous stories since she won a writing contest in second grade. Her two previous titles Izzy the Lizzy and Guido's Gondola both published by WaterBrook Press in May of 2005 and met with instant success over 4000 sold in four months.Riva is a former greeting card verse writer as well as a speaker for women's groups and aspiring writers. She and her husband reside in Richland, Washington, with their three daughters.
Reviews - What do customers think about Izzy the Lizzy?
Friends or Foes or Just a Good Meal Jul 12, 2005
A tale of terror (well, terror from a spider and a bee's perspective) in Izzy the Lizzy written by Renee Riva and illustrated by Steve Bjorkman will keep children turning page after exquisitely illustrated page to share in a desperate web of suspense. Will hunger and a captured dinner win out? or is there room for mercy and compassion from hungry stomachs? Anastasia the Spider and Jeb the Bee aren't so sure. With whimsical rhyme set to colorful pictures and captivating expressions, children will eagerly anticipate the answer each time the book is read.
Lonely Lizzy found by students! Jul 6, 2005
"On the shores of Bitty Bayou, along a bitsy bog, a lonely little lizard lived in a lumpy log." Over 400 of my primary library students were already hooked into the book by these words and the pictures in Izzy the Lizzy. What a delightful story with a twist as mercy is satisfied instead of animal instincts. I loved the ryhme and rhythm of this book, the lesson it taught and the pictures that are so appealing to the senses. My students did also. Many of them bought the Book after hearing and seeing it! We think you will too! Wonderful job by Renee Riva and Steve Bjorkman!
We loved Izzy! Jul 5, 2005
I read this book to my Kindergarten class and they all agreed Izzy is a hit! The story kept them very interested throughout and they really enjoyed the ending.
A Lesson in Mercy Jul 5, 2005
A touch of rhyme, a helping of humor, and a wee dash of scary combine in this whimsical story about sharing with others the compassion you desire for yourself. It's a story children will want to read again and again, with a message that will serve them for a lifetime.
LOVED this book!!!! Jul 2, 2005
This was one of the most clever stories I have read in Children's books in a LONG time! And the illustrations are adorable! My grand-daughter and I could not put this book down and it's one of her favorites, along with Ms. Riva's other book, "Guido's Gondola"! The writing is totally delightful, and I also loved the moral of the story and the teachings. A "must buy" for anyone's library, adult or child! And perfect for gifting to famiy or friends.... HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!