#BookReview: The Adventures of Izzy and Ella by AJ Cameron #childrensfiction @AJCameron #magic @bookroar_tweets

Hi everyone. Today I have a book review for you from an author new to me, who I discovered via BookRoar, A J Cameron. This is a sweet children’s book, which is rated for an age range between 3 and 8. Here’s my review >>>

About the Book:

Join the exciting adventures of Ella and her beloved dog Izzy, as they explore the world
together! They take on challenges, solve mysteries, and make new friends. Whether they’re
exploring a new park or facing a tricky obstacle, there’s never a dull moment in their journey.

‘The Adventures of Izzy and Ella’ is a touching and funny tale about the unbreakable bond
between a girl and her furry best friend, and the power of imagination and friendship. Get
ready for an unforgettable journey filled with laughter, excitement, and heartwarming
moments that will warm your heart and spark your sense of adventure.


My Review:


A sweet children’s book

In this quick, sweet kid’s read, we meet Ella and her dog Izzy, who share a magical adventure which involves a frog in a wooden boat, a field of dancing flowers, and an ant playing a banjo, amongst other wonders. The story is about friendship, helping out people in need, and sticking together.

Amazon rates the book for between 3 years and 8 years; however, I feel that the lower age limit would suit 6 or 7 years and upward for this layout of book, which is great for those young readers just being introduced to chapter books. Otherwise, the child would need an adult to sit and read this with them, which the rhyming style would suit. The illustrations are on the basic side, though, for holding a younger child’s attention while being read to.

The illustrations are simple and charming, and the narrative is written in rhyming prose, which catches the attention and has a lively, engaging rhythm. Rather than use pull quotes, I include a couple of jpegs instead so you can see examples of the illustrations and layout.

The Adventures of Izzy and Ella by AJ Cameron gets a solid four stars from me.


NOTE ON RATINGS:Β I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.

4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER β€” Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! β€” An okay read. Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS β€”Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA β€”Lots of issues with this book.

For anyone interested, here are the Amazon links …

UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08B8BDLW1/

US https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08B8BDLW1/

I’d love to hear what you think of this review. Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚Β 


24 Comments on “#BookReview: The Adventures of Izzy and Ella by AJ Cameron #childrensfiction @AJCameron #magic @bookroar_tweets

  1. Looks like a wonderful book, and the illustrations are lovely. Also, don’t always trust Amazon’s recommend blurbs.If I want to know if a book is age appropriate, I read other reviews – parents reviews always let us know best. Hugs <3

  2. That looks like a fun read for little ones and their parents too, Harmony.

  3. This looks lovely, Harmony. I like the colorful illustrations. I’m also a member of Bookroar. I’m going to start using your recommendations to find books!

  4. Hi Harmony. You’ve found a winner here, but Amazon don’t set the age range, the author does. If you can let him/her know your views, it would be an enormous help. Maybe he/she will read your review. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Sarah. The author will have seen this review on their BookRoar dashboard, so hopefully will take notice πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  5. Hi Harmony, this sounds like a delightful book for young children.

  6. An excellent review Harmony helpful to all parents who have children within the age range you specify. They will know just wht to expect now and whrther this book will suit their offspring., and possibly themselves when it comes to reading it out loud.
    Massive Hugs to you.