Max and Izzy in 'Wheres my Iggy?'

Rated 4.80/5 based on 5 reviews
Light-hearted children's adventure. Max and Izzy follow the trail of clues to find Max's most beloved Iggy. More

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About Catherine Isom

Freelance writer, living on the beautiful Greek island of Skiathos.

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Review by: Cassie on June 27, 2011 :
Max and Izzy in ‘Where’s My Iggy?’
By: Catherine Isom
ASIN: B0051UC75A
Published May 19, 2011

My Rating: ★★★★☆

This is a children’s adventure book that is recommended for children ages 4 to 10.

It is Max’s birthday and his beloved stuffed piggy has been pig-napped!! It is up to Max and his mischievous sister Izzy to find Iggy before Max’s big day is completely ruined. Much to Izzy’s delight, the clues that the pig-napper left behind lead them to many of her favorite places to snack. Coincidence?

I received a copy of this charming book for review.

After my initial read, I probably would have rated this about three stars, but after speaking further with the author, I decided to bump my rating up. The copy I received did not have illustrations, but Catherine told me that she has an illustrator working on that right now. I think pictures would be a tremendous improvement on an already adorable story. There were also some minor errors which just needed a quick proofing job to clear up. I pointed these out to Catherine, so those changes will be made as well.

Aside from those slight technical things, the actual story of Max, Izzy, and Iggy is absolutely delightful! I read this with my six-year-old son who said his favorite part was that it was Max’s birthday and they were on a type of scavenger hunt for his best pal. Even without the pictures, he was able to fully enjoy the mini adventure that we were taken on with the siblings.

I have already told Catherine that I would love to purchase an illustrated copy when it is available, and I encourage you all to do the same!

This review can also be found at www.gatheringleavesreviews.blogspot.com.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Jennie Deus on June 11, 2011 :
I bought this book for my 3 year old son and read it to him at bedtime. I was a bit worried at first as he groaned at the lack of pictures but once i started reading it and unravelling the clues to the adventure he was mesmerised by this delightful story. The scene descriptions really bring the story to life so you can imagine your own pictures. A treasure hunt experience that appeals to boys and girls alike. Enjoyable for the adult reading it too as you become enthralled by where the trail will lead. Excellent bedtime book and exactly the right length.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: ian king on May 23, 2011 :
My 8 year old son chose and read this ebook whilst looking through a varied selection.After reading he immediately started again,it grabs you from the start with strong characters and plot. it has the the potential of being a franchise with further Iggy adventures , i hope so my son will be more than pleased
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Diane Rowe on May 20, 2011 :
This is an excellent book, my children loved it. A great story that children can relate to - especially brothers and sisters! It's a good length as well, just right for bedtime. I can easily see Max & Izzy becoming the new Charlie and Lola and having many adventures.

I'll be looking out for more from this writer.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Mandi Varrie on May 19, 2011 :
I bought this book with my cousins kids in mind, so after I had made my initial investigation (and using the 20% that Smashwords allow you) I went ahead with the purchase. $2.99 seems a real bargain to me and the whole downloading process was really easy. It's not a very long book, so suitable for younger children for a bedtime story or some easy reading of their own.
Have recommended this book to just about everyone I know.
Good luck in your new career, Catherine! :)
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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