Fizzy and Bandit

The only thing Fizzy wants is a puppy and while her mother would never support such a venture, Fizzy is adamant that she would be excellent at looking after one. Unperturbed, Fizzy draws her perfect pet in precise detail – a golden curly haired dog with a shiny black nose. When Fizzy visits her next-door neighbour’s garden and discovers that Mrs Crumbleboom is looking after a pet that is exactly like her drawing, Fizzy sees it as sign that Bandit should be hers. She bends the truth creatively enough that Mrs Crumbleboom agrees to let Fizzy bring Bandit home with hilarious consequences.

Fizzy may be ready to have a pet, but she knows her mum might not, so keeping an adventurous puppy upstairs without her mum knowing proves to be more challenge than Fizzy anticipates. Her can-do attitude and lightness of character mean that Fizzy’s personality is instantly likeable, even if she does sometimes over estimate a situation!

This sparkling early reader by former Laureate na nÓg Sarah Crossan is perfect for little ones just beginning to read chapters independently. With effervescent full colour illustrations from Nicola Colton on every page, this story helps readers make a seamless transition from picturebooks to chapter books.

About the Author
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Sarah Crossan has lived in Dublin, London and New York, and now lives in Brighton. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University. Sarah has won many international awards for her verse novels, including the CILIP Carnegie Medal, the CBI Book of Year award and the CLiPPA Poetry Award. Sarah was the fifth Laureate na
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About the Illustrator
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Nicola Colton is an Irish author-illustrator living in Bristol and is the creator of the popular ‘People of Bristol’. Her work has featured in editorials, print and web campaigns for clients such as Boots UK and Fáilte Ireland and in various exhibitions. Her debut picture book, A DUBLIN FAIRYTALE, was nominated for an Irish Book Award in 2015 and ZIM ZAM ZOOM! was longlisted for the CLiPPA and
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Book Cover - Fizzy and Bandit
Publication Date
June 2020