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.