A feisty girl engineer endeavors to help an injured crow fly in this vibrant, STEAM-infused tale of determination, ingenuity, and friendship.
"This story of a girl engineer is sorely needed and has potential to develop and nourish readers' interest in STEAM subjects." ―Kirkus Reviews
Izzy Gizmo's inventions are marvelous, magnificent...and often malfunction. Despite the fact that she loves to invent, it never seems to work out in her favor. But when she finds a crow with a broken wing, she has to help
Izzy tries again and again to build the crow a new pair of wings, but nothing is working. Can Izzy overcome her failures? Or is her friend destined to live as a crow who can't fly?
Author Pip Jones tells an inspiring story of creativity and perseverance in the face of failure while spotlighting friendship and intergenerational relationships. Bright, zany art from the acclaimed Sara Ogilvie adds to the zeal.
Parents' Choice Fun Stuff Award ―Parents' Choice Foundation
Building STEAM with DIA Booklist (K-Grade 2) ―ALSC
Children's Book Award (2nd Place) ―Florida Literacy Association
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association
Alabama Camellia Award (Nominee, Grades 2-3) ―Alabama Department of Education
Children's Book Award (Nominee) ―Florida Literacy Association
Delaware Diamonds Awards (Nominee, K-2) ―Diamond State Reading Association
Mockingbird Award (Nominee) ―Abilene Independent School District
Treasure State Award (Nominee) ―Montana State Reading Council
Storytelling World Resource Awards (Honor, Stories for Young Listeners) ―Storytelling World
Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention