Make with Maisy by Lucy Cousins

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Make-and-do with Maisy with this great big beautiful book, now in paperback! With seventeen simple, exciting and fun craft ideas, from making a shoe box house to a magic wax painting, every spread is a feast for the eyes! The book blends together easy-to-follow instructions, classic Maisy illustrations, and spectacular photos of the finished crafts - all made by the inimitable Lucy Cousins herself! And with wipe-clean pages, this title is perfect for messy hands!


Make with Maisy by Lucy Cousins

A crafty activity book from the multi-award-winning creator of Maisy. Painting and drawing, cutting and gluing - Maisy's very first creative book will keep little hands busy making all kinds of wonderful things!

Shortlisted for the SLA Information Book Award.

It's more fun with Maisy! Visit her amazing website - - for activities, newsletters, games and more.


"an amazing blend of photography and illustration that leaps right off the page." The Guardian.

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


48 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Author's Website


Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

4th June 2015




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