Lizzy loves fizzy drinks and consumes them to excess, resulting in the inevitable weight gain, tooth decay, and spotty skin. It all comes a head when her teacher insists on her taking part in the class cross-country run. The fizzy drink Lizzy consumes on the run has disastrous consequences and soon Lizzy is filled with gas and blasted to the moon. Led by Max, she is rescued by her classmates via a cleverly build a ’fizzy machine’ powered by the very drinks Lizzy is so keen on.
Fizzy Pop is a book that most children will immediately engage with. It is fast-paced with author Emma Vere-Jones, catchy rhyme, carrying the story well. There’s different font size for added emphasis and some well place alliteration.
Kate Snushall’s vivid illustrations ensure the book is visually appealing with lots of action on each page, and the use of cropping to show both size and movement.
Anything with bodily gases seems to be a winner, and Fizzy Pop makes children laugh, while also having some subtle messages about the perils of drinking too much ‘fizzy pop’, a message for our time! Recommended for juniors to middle school.