Frizzy Lizzy

Children - Picture Book
34 Pages
Reviewed on 10/04/2023
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Reviewed by Astrid Iustulin for Readers' Favorite

Children cannot wait to experience fun adventures together with amazing characters like Frizzy Lizzy. Frizzy Lizzy is a young girl, the youngest of three sisters, and lives in a beautiful house under an oak tree. She always has the habit of carrying her pocketbook with her, even if her family does not like this idea. However, this habit proves useful one day. When the girls and their dad get lost while hiking, Frizzy Lizzy saves the day. Do you want to know how? Find out by reading Frizzy Lizzy by Liz Leonard.

Frizzy Lizzy is the first book in a series that I expect will include many more stories inspired by this character. Frizzy Lizzy's hairstyle makes her stand out, but after reading the book, readers will agree that Frizzy Lizzy's resourcefulness is equally special. Liz Leonard has written a story that young readers will like because probably the same or a similar situation has happened to them (who has never taken walks with their family?). Young readers will also find inspiration to be ready for any unexpected event. Frizzy Lizzy proves to be an intelligent and wise young girl that we should imitate in our everyday lives. Furthermore, this book teaches us that anyone, no matter how young, has the ability to make a difference. I recommend Frizzy Lizzy to adventurous young readers who like books that inspire them to be ready for situations that arise in their lives. I also hope to read more stories about her soon.

Keith Mbuya

Meet Lizzy, the girl with frizzy hair. Lizzy is the youngest of three sisters, and they all live with their dad and stepmom in a house under an old oak tree. Even though her sisters give her a funny look when she does, Lizzy always carries a pocketbook. The three girls love to spend the weekends with their dad, riding their bikes and going on afternoon hikes. One day the girls and their dad decided to search for a secret lake. They forgot which path to take and it got dark after miles and miles of walking. They roamed until they found themselves very far from home and with no way to get back. They were lost. But then Lizzy’s pocketbook saved the day. Find out how in Liz Leonard’s Frizzy Lizzy.

Liz Leonard’s Frizzy Lizzy will appeal to lovers of children's adventure and picture books. Hatching an intriguing plot, Liz uses suspense and adventure in the storyline. The colorful pictures wonderfully complement the words, as well as adding color to readers' imaginations. Liz’s thoughtful choice of words is easy to understand yet is enlightening to kids. The book will enrich your kid’s vocabulary and sharpen their grasp of the English language. Through Frizzy Lizzy’s story, kids are encouraged never to look down upon other people or what they do, no matter what they think about them or their deeds. Perhaps a time will come when that person whom they looked down upon will be someone they must count on in so many ways, like getting them out of trouble.

Paul Zietsman

Liz Leonard's Frizzy Lizzy is a series of short, illustrated stories for children aged four to eight years old. It aims to teach them to overcome challenges and learn valuable life skills from an early age. In this, the first of the series, it introduces Lizzy as a girl whose hair is very frizzy and who always carries her pocketbook, even though her sisters would give her a funny look. When visiting with Dad, they go on a hike to a secret lake, but when Dad, Lizzy, and her older two sisters get lost, they find themselves a long way from home. Fortunately, Lizzy's pocketbook comes in handy for some money to call their stepmom from a phone booth and even pay for a snack.
As I read Frizzy Lizzy, I could imagine young children jumping up and down in excitement, cheering Lizzy on, and being intrigued and surprised by the turn of events. It really is the perfect book for youngsters, and I appreciate the life lessons that it teaches. Liz Leonard's writing is fun and imaginative, featuring words that rhyme and are playful and clever. The story has a sense of adventure, and the element of surprise is well employed. The professional, vibrant, and colorful illustrations by Katherine Hillier are outstanding and blend really well with the themes of surprise and adventure, as well as the general feel of Frizzy Lizzy. The combined elements of cheerful and lively writing, the lessons contained in it, and its striking illustrations make Frizzy Lizzy a real treat for young readers.

Emily-Jane Hills Orford

Unlike her sisters, Lizzy has frizzy hair. That’s why she’s called Frizzy Lizzy. But the hair and the name don’t define who she is. In Liz Leonard’s story, Frizzy Lizzy, this young girl turns out to be very resourceful. Spending a weekend with their father, the sisters accompany Dad on a hike but get lost. They’re saved by Lizzy’s pocketbook, the very item her sisters tease her about carrying around all the time. They don’t see the point. Lizzy does and it’s a good thing, too. Her resourcefulness at always being prepared with a flashlight to see where they’re going, a snack to keep them nourished, and some money to call for help, Lizzy’s pocketbook helps the family get back home again.

Liz Leonard’s picture book, Frizzy Lizzy, is a clever way to teach young readers the importance of always being prepared. Told in rhyming verse with bold, colorful illustrations, this story will appeal to the 4 – 8-year-old age group. The language is simple as is the plot, but the message is clear: be prepared, be resourceful, use your imagination, and have courage. Everyone has the potential to be their own hero. You never know when an everyday adventure, like a family hike in the woods, might evolve into a dangerous situation. The rhyming verse adds a lyrical tone to the story. What else would one expect other than the stress of such an adventure ending with everyone zonked out on the couch? Overall, this is a fun and educational read.

Luwi Nyakansaila

Frizzy Lizzy is a children’s picture book written by Liz Leonard with illustrations by Katherine Hillier. The story follows Lizzy, a reliable girl with curly hair who lives with her family in a house under an old oak tree. Lizzy has two older sisters who do not understand her insistence on carrying her pocketbook, a small bag containing things she may need in an emergency. On weekends, the siblings often spend time with their father and stepmother. One day, they go hiking with their father and get lost while searching for a secret lake. The three girls and their father walk for miles until it gets dark. Out of resources and stranded, Lizzy’s pocketbook becomes the key to nourishment and finding their way back home.

Frizzy Lizzy is a fun rhyming story about being prepared and using your instincts. I enjoyed reading Lizzy’s story and getting to know the characters. Lizzy has unique features and a lovely personality, which make her a likable and relatable character. Her uniqueness will encourage children who are ashamed to embrace their distinct qualities. I also loved her father’s optimism and adventurous spirit. The life skills he instilled in his daughters are something more parents should strive for. Given their family dynamic, I loved that he spent his time teaching them about nature. Finally, the book has beautiful and well-detailed illustrations that correspond perfectly with the story and clearly show the characters and their surroundings. The illustrator gave the book a dense forest vibe that heightened the tension when Lizzy and her family got lost. I recommend you read this book with your children and teach them the importance of being prepared and celebrating their differences.