Wendy Hinbest started writing in 2009. She is the author of the children's Frizzy Tizzy series. Last year she released her debut YA mystery thriller novel, Masquerade of Lies! She is currently working on her next YA novel, Sin of Darkness. She has also written articles for Inspiring News about children and heart health. She started her own podcast, A Girl Who Craves Her Faves, where she recaps all the drama in her favourite reality shows. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies and being active. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario with her husband and their five young children.
on Jan. 04, 2015 :
Tizzy Frizzy Goes to the Park is simply a day in the life of a little girl exploring her world and all of it's wonderful discoveries. It took me back to my first visit to a park with challenging attractions such as the merry-go-round, monkey bars and a very intimidating slide in which Tizzy also faces with wonder and concern. With the help of a new made friend Tizzy Frizzy confronts her fear and learns a life lesson. With someone at your side to help guide you through doubtful times, one can over come great obstacles no matter age or size. I can see many future adventures in which Tizzy Frizzy overcomes life challenges. Young readers will love the simple message and lessons while reading this author's stories. I for one love Tizzy's hair and the confidence in which she shows it off. Great job by the illustrator. (I read this book as a request for an honest review which I have given.)
(review of free book)
on Dec. 29, 2014 :
This is a short, sweet children's book that is part of a series of books about a little girl named Tizzy. They call her Frizzy Tizzy because of her frizzy hair. In this particular adventure, she spends the day at the park with her parents and decides to conquer the big slide. However, when she gets to the top she gets frightened and doesn't want to go down. A new friend helps her conquer her fears.
This was short and sweet, a perfect read-aloud for very young listeners. My favorite part is probably the illustrations. The family is mixed race and the other children featured are of different races and hair colors. I like that it's just a part of the book, and that the book isn't about that. It's hard to find children's books where diversity is just normal and not the subject.
As foster parents, we never who is going to walk in our door. So, we feel it's particularly important for the children in our home to be surrounded by books and toys of all races and cultures. I like that this little story included that without it being the theme.
(review of free book)
on Sep. 13, 2012 :
My son really enjoyed Frizzy Tizzy Goes to the Park. This story really captures the emotions of a young child when they face and overcome a challenge. My son also enjoyed downloading and completing a coloring page of Frizzy Tizzy from the website.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)