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Fizzy and the Party: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Written by Sarah Crossan

Illustrated by Nicola Colton

Part of the Bloomsbury Young Readers Series

Key Stage 1 Family / Home Stories Reading Scheme

LoveReading View on Fizzy and the Party: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

A delightfully funny story, ideal for children practising reading at home or in school

Book Band White - Ideal for ages 6+

A fun and lively story about a little girl called Fizzy and her desire to join in the fun next door rather than go to bed as her mother wishes.

This theme would certainly appeal to young children, all of whom I am sure have been in the same position. …but I’m not tired… this is a sentence we have all uttered. What makes this story convincing is Fizzy’s rational for why she should go to the party and her persuasive nature. Children will enjoy how she manages to win her mother round to her way of thinking!

The pages are packed with busy and colourful illustrations, creating lots of visuals for discussion. The story is divided into chapters and the writing is clear and imaginatively written with lots of description and creative vocabulary.


More About This Book

The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence, covering a wide range of genres and topics.

With charming illustrations and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home.

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Fizzy and the Party: A Bloomsbury Young Reader Synopsis

It's time for Fizzy to go to bed, but next door, Mrs Crumbleboom and her band are having a party. Fizzy is desperate to join in the fun. Will Mum let her stay up just a little bit longer?

This family comedy from Ireland's Children's Laureate Sarah Crossan, starring the characters from Fizzy and Bandit, is perfect for Key Stage 1 (KS1) children who are learning to read by themselves. It features illustrations from Nicola Colton, creator of the Jasper and Scruff books, and a feisty heroine children will love.

Fizzy and the Party: A Bloomsbury Young Reader Press Reviews

Praise for the Bloomsbury Young Readers series;

‘Written by favourite authors, these are well worth collecting and are just the thing for children ready for reading’ – Andrea Reece, LoveReading4Kids

'Every child needs a Bloomsbury Young Reader.' - Julie-Ann McCulloch, Teacher

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472970985
Publication date: 8th July 2021
Author: Sarah Crossan
Illustrator: Nicola Colton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Education an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 48 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: Family / Home Stories, Reading Scheme

About Sarah Crossan

Sarah Crossan has lived in Dublin, London and New York, and now lives in Hertfordshire. She graduated with a degree in Philosophy and Literature before training as an English and drama teacher at the University of Cambridge.  The Weight of Water and Apple and Rain were both shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. In 2016, Sarah won the CILIP Carnegie Medal as well as the YA Book Prize, the CBI Book of the Year award and the CLiPPA Poetry Award for her novel, One.   Sarah is the go-to writer of the free verse novel in the UK and ...

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