Friday, February 4, 2022

She sent us another one.

Bizzy likes this one, especially. He feels he helps to "highlight sentence structures," (whatever that means).

All we know is that kids seem to have a great time reading our stories in verse. So there.


Much love,

The Izzy Elves
Bizzy, Blizzy, Dizzy, Fizzy, Frizzy, Tizzy, Quizzy, and Whizzy

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Engaging and fun? That's US!!!!

Deedy (Dorothea Jensen to you) keeps sending us these quoted bits. We're not sure why.

We know this is about all poetry, but we like to think it means we Izzies are "engaging and fun."

Until next time. . .


Bizzy, Blizzy, Dizzy, Fizzy, Frizzy, Quizzy,Tizzy, and Whizzy


Friday, January 28, 2022

Wow! Now we're "wise" and "memorable!" (So. Exciting.)

Can you believe it? We're creating memories and wisdom! 

Who knew?

Bizzy, Blizzy, Dizzy, Fizzy, Frizzy, Quizzy, Tizzy, & Whizzy


Sunday, January 23, 2022


Drake reads from Dizzy, the Stowaway Elf, a story in which he appears (at a much younger age).

(A closed caption version of this video can be seen on VIMEO and YOUTUBE.

Deedy (Dorothea Jensen to you) has been having fun making short videos about us.  (We wish she would let us appear "onscreen" to speak for ourselves, but oh, no, she must hog the spotlight.)

Here's the first one:   Meet Santa's Izzy Elves!

 (Note: this video is available with closed captions on Vimeo  and YouTube.)

Friday, June 25, 2021

Sometimes we can't help being annoyed with Deedy (Dorothea Jensen to you). Without conferring with us Izzies, last fall (during Covid) when she wrote a new Izzy story (Bizzy, the Bossy Boots Elf) she redid all of our existing books, and gave them brand new ISBNs. This was all well and good, but she forgot all about this, and didn't change any of the Buy Links on Bublish. Yes, we understand she is "of a certain age," but she let all the Buy Links turn into Dead Ends. 

She means well, but a little FOCUS would be much appreciated. 

Come to think about it, we need to check out if she changed the Buy Links on this blog. If there are any. 

We'll get back to you.

Meanwhile, thanks for reading.


Blizzy, Dizzy, Fizzy, Frizzy, Quizzy, Tizzy, and Whizzy

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The Izzy Elves are B-A-A-A-A-A-A-C-K

Over two years ago, we Izzy Elves let ourselves be convinced by Deedy (that's Dorothea Jensen to you) to stop writing this blog and settle for an occasional mention on the blog about Her Other Kind of Writing (here's a reluctant link :

But yesterday, we did a little research. We looked at our glorious STATS. 

Bizzy, who is the best of us on the internet reported the following:

1. We have had 64, 907 hits on this blog to date. (That's sixty-four THOUSAND, nine hundred and seven.) Wow.

2. Last month we had 512 hits.

3. This month we've had 100 hits.

4. Yesterday we've had 41.


It seemed to us that we should not ignore such loyal visitors.

So we had a meeting in S.C.'s conference room (see below) and voted unanimously to start this baby up again! 

So first of all, here's our latest big news.

We have a new book out!! It's called Bizzy, the Bossy Boots Elf, and features, you guessed it, Bizzy. The other two stars of the story are Miles and Henry, the last of Deedy's grandboys to make it into verse.

She's been promising them to write this for quite a few years: they are both now seven years old. (Yup, they're twins.)

Bizzy, the Bossy Boots Elf isn't actually a Christmas poem per se. It takes place well afterwards, when the Izzy Elves finally get a chance to bust out of the cold, icy, North Pole and go on vacation. (We Covid Shutdown folks who live in the North can really relate to this.)

The picture above is actually of Bizzy presenting a petition to Santa requesting this.

Bizzy succeeds in his quest, as you can see from the cover:

Here's a quickie video trailer 

 Bizzy Trailer

We'll be back soon to tell you more!
(Thank you SO MUCH, whoever you are.)

Love from the long-silent Izzy Elves,

Bizzy, Blizzy, Dizzy, Fizzy, Frizzy, Tizzy, Whizzy, & Quizzy

P.S. We forgot to put the buy links for Bizzy!

Here are some of them:



Barnes & Noble