I’m really excited to be able to reveal for you today, the cover of the new Izzy Gizmo collaboration from Pip Jones and Sara Ogilvie. I absolutely adored the original ‘Izzy Gizmo,’ it was one of my favourite picture books of 2017 and I’m thrilled this delightful duo are back with a new creation. ‘Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention,’ will be published on the 17th October by Simon & Schuster.
So without further ado here it is…
Sublimely illustrated by Sara Ogilvie with cover design by Simon & Schuster’s Picture Books Art Director Jane Buckley this is a cover that demands to be read. It captures brilliantly Izzy’s energy and determination to create the most marvellous and magnificent inventions. The humour and joy of Izzy’s wild and colourful imagination just radiates off this gorgeously, vibrant and lively cover.
Let’s find out more about what Pip & Jones have in store for us in this wonderful new collaboration.
Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention
Izzy and Fixer are back for more machine mayhem…
While their fellow contestants at the Invention Convention are intent on making shiny new things using old power, can Izzy and Fixer build a recycling machine fuelled by nature…AND win the coveted Genius Guild badge along the way?
A joyful celebration of the magic of make-do-and-mend from the creator’s of the much-loved Izzy Gizmo
Pip Jones is the author of several picture books, including Izzy Gizmo and Daddy’s Sandwich, plus the prize winning 5+ series, Squishy McFluff, which published by Faber. She lives in the West of England and is most often found either writing or herding children.
Sara Ogilvie was born in Edinburgh and lives in Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK. She is represented by NB Illustration Agency. Sara studied illustration and printmaking at Edinburgh College of Art where she received a BA Hons and a PG diploma. Sara is an illustrator and printmaker who enjoys the challenge of a wide range of subjects. She is inspired by anything from old wives tales and household appliances, to street life, trying to spell sounds, second-hand bookshops and pedestrian oddballs – the stranger the better! Sara’s beautiful illustrations have been used in children’s picture books including The Detective Dog, Izzy Gizmo and Dogs don’t Do Ballet.
Thank you to Pip and Simon & Schuster for inviting me to host the cover reveal. ‘Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention,’ is available to pre-order now online or from any good bookshop.