Maisy's Castle A Pop-Up-and-Play Book by Lucy Cousins

Maisy's Castle A Pop-Up-and-Play Book

Written by Lucy Cousins
Illustrated by Lucy Cousins
Part of the Maisy Series

3+ readers   Baby and Toddler   
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Maisy and her friends enjoy dressing up and playing in this fun-to-explore pop-up picture book. Everyone can play a part in this wonderful story about knights and castles and there is even a dragon to be slain. Perfect for bringing the past alive to young readers.


Maisy's Castle A Pop-Up-and-Play Book by Lucy Cousins

Raise the portcullis to discover the next new title in Maisy's Pop-up-and-Play Book series!

Go medieval with Maisy and her friends! Join them for jousting and archery, before riding into the castle courtyard to discover the mighty dragon! Let your imagination go wild...


Hours of imaginative play Parents in Touch Toddlers adore pop-up books and we love this one! Let you imagination go wild Woman's Way Lots of opportunities for play Books for Keeps

About the Author

Lucy Cousins

Lucy Cousins was born in 1964, attending a school in Kent. After doing a foundation course at Canterbury College, Lucy did a BA Honours in Graphic Design, followed by a postgraduate degree at the Royal College of Art.

Lucy finds that illustration comes more easily to her than writing, which tends to work around the drawings. "I draw by heart," she says. "I think about what children would like by going back to my own childlike instincts." And what instincts they are! Lucy now has more than 12 million books in print, including picture books, sticker books, cloth books, colouring books, board books, pull-the-tab and lift-the-flap books, three-dimensional play sets, a clock book... Where does the prolific Lucy - a mother of four children - find the energy? "I'm quite disciplined," she says of her productivity. "If I'm having an 'ideas' day, I just sit at my desk and draw and write until I feel something is happening - though I admit that this is usually helped by a cup of tea, some lively music, and an abundance of sunshine." As for outside inspiration, she says she's sometimes influenced by the work of other artists, as long as those artists are children. Says the author-illustrator, "I get more pleasure and inspiration from walking around a primary school than from any art gallery."

Click here to visit the special Maisy website full of activities and games.

Here's a video of Lucy creating artwork for the Maisy books:

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Book Info


10 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd October 2014




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