Izzie’s Surprise


Izzie’s Surprise is a picture book written by Ann Neville and illustrated by Catherine Houston



Izzie is doing a ‘good deed’.

She is going to visit old Mrs Barnaby.

But Mrs Barnaby has disappeared.

Where could she be?

And what is Izzie’s surprise?


The intricate and beautiful illustrations give lots of scope for discussion about living styles

Animal element adds further interest

Children identify with Izzie and her predicament

Adults enjoy reading the story to young children

‘A great book for readers and pre-readers as well. The pre-readers love poring over the illustrations

and always join in the repeated question from Izzie and as well as the response!’

Kindergarten teacher.