Written in rhyming verse and with excellent illustrations by Sarah-Leigh Wills, this is the story of a boy who is granted the opportunity to try out a host of superpowers. Trouble is, some of them don’t work out too well. The story is a fun and amusing look at the reality of what we think we want, with a positive message for young people. Izzy Rees has a way with words, creating an interesting story that’s easy to read and understand for young readers.
NB It’s worth noting that some versions of the eBook aren’t compatible with Kindles.
Izzy Rees was born in West London, but has spent the last thirty years living in Derby. Ten years ago, when her three girls were young, she began work on a series of rhyming picture books, created in snatched moments, and initially written on small scraps of paper or whatever was available. She always intended to revisit them, and Covid and lockdown presented the opportunity; unable to continue her work as a neurophysiotherapist, working with vulnerable patients, she decided it was now or never! She has written six books so far in the ‘The Boy Who’ series, The Boy Who Breathed Underwater being the first one. The others will be published in the near future.
NB This post first appeared as part of the Blog Tour for The Boy Who Breathed Underwater, via Rachel at Rachel’s Rare Resources.