Maisy's Pirate Ship by Lucy Cousins

Maisy's Pirate Ship

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

3+ readers   Baby and Toddler   Maisy   
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Set sail in search of treasure with this brand new title in Maisy's Pop-up-and-Play Book series! Perfect for any pint-sized pirate, this interactive book can be easily transported to keep little ones entertained on the go - and when they've finished playing the press-out characters can then be stowed away in a keep-safe pocket at the end.


Maisy's Pirate Ship by Lucy Cousins

Have a pirate adventure with Maisy in this fantastic book of play from the multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins, complete with pop-up 3-D ship and press-out characters. Ahoy, me hearties! Are you ready for some swashbuckling fun? Brush up on your sword-fighting, discover treasure, but beware of the sea monsters!

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Whether they are brushing up on sword-fighting skills, discovering treasure or watching out for the sea monsters, little ones will find plenty of swashbuckling fun in this ingenious interactive book. Perfect for pint-sized pirates Lancashire Evening Post

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."

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10 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st October 2015




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