Fizzy and the Party

Fizzy and her Mum are about to wind down, eat supper and head to bed one Tuesday evening. But Fizzy begins to root through her dress up box to find the perfect outfit for Mrs Crumbleboom’s party next door. While her Mum needs some convincing, the two head over to the party and enjoy lots of treats, rock music, and exploring Mrs Crumbleboom’s house. Mum brings Fizzy back home before they can see the fireworks, but a compromise is made when they make a blanket fort and watch the fireworks from the window together.

This book is superb from start to finish; I was laughing from page one to the very end. The relationship between Fizzy and her Mum is sweet and hilarious. Fizzy’s creativity and bouncing energy lights up the room, while Mum just wants a quiet evening. Fizzy is a wonderful character, full of life, excitement, and a bit of mischief for good measure. Her sneaky tactics to dress up after bath time and trips to the bathroom to prolong their stay at the party guarantees you’ll crack a smile.

The illustrations are fantastic. Colton perfects the expressions of Mum (consistently worried but good-humoured), Bandit the dog (cheeky, a bit confused, and ready for adventure), and Fizzy (wide-eyed and sugar-fuelled). I particularly loved Fizzy’s bedtime hairstyle, as big as her personality.

A thoroughly enjoyable book from beginning to end, I’m eager to read more of Fizzy’s adventures in the series.

About the Author
Sarah Crossan Headshot
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
Illustrator Headshot - Nicola Colton
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 the Party
Publication Date
July 2021