Izzy's Dog Days of Summer (Izzy)

by Caroline Adderson (Author) Kelly Collier (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: The Izzy

In this heartwarming and hilarious title from award-winning author Caroline Adderson's delightful Izzy series, Isabel and Zoë are ready to have a big amount of fun at summer camp. But is summer camp ready for Izzy?

Isabel and Zoë are so excited to be starting Fun in the Sun Camp! It's too bad Isabel's dog, Rollo, isn't allowed, but the songs and sports, wiener roasts and crafts, swimming and storytelling will surely make up for that, right? Wrong! It turns out, the camp counselors do a big amount of saying no: NO singing your own song, NO running like a penguin, NO trading lunches (even when your sandwich bread is mushy from pickle juice!). Isabel wants to have her own Bigger Amount of Fun in the Sun Camp in the backyard, with Rollo, instead. But will Isabel's mom let her? And what will they do about Mr. Entwistle, their neighbor who lives on the grumpy side of the fence?

Award-winning author Caroline Adderson is a master at telling stories that keep early-chapter-book readers engaged, amused and laughing out loud. This series about the lovable Izzy delivers kid-perfect subjects, lovable characters, loads of humor - and a dog! This title works for both independent reading and reading aloud, with just enough fun-filled illustrations by Kelly Collier - one on nearly every spread - to keep the pages accessible. The side story about the older Mr. Entwistle touches on the theme of death in an accepting and respectful way and supports social-emotional learning and character education lessons on empathy.

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Review quotes

A big-hearted series spin-off that stands (and yips) alone.—School Library Journal (Praise for Izzy in the Doghouse)
Caroline Adderson
Caroline Adderson is the acclaimed, award-winning author of the Jasper John Dooley series, as well as many other books for readers of all ages. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband and her disobedient Jack Russell terrier, Arlo.
Kelly Collier has been drawing since she was little and studied illustration in college. She is the author-illustrator of A Horse Named Steve and Team Steve, and the illustrator of Sloth and Squirrel in a Pickle and the Izzy series. She has an identical twin sister and an older brother. The idea for A Horse Named Steve came from a doodle she did to fill a small empty frame at home. Kelly lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and daughter.
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Guided Reading Level
Kids Can Press
Publication date
September 20, 2023
The Izzy
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV045000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Chapter Books
Library of Congress categories

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