Count with Maisy, Cheep, Cheep, Cheep! by Lucy Cousins

Count with Maisy, Cheep, Cheep, Cheep!

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

Baby and Toddler   Bedtime Reading   3+ readers   
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Smiling, cheerful, independent, no wonder toddlers everywhere love Maisy, and she makes all early learning experiences fun and exciting. This story sees her helping Mummy Hen find her ten chicks, who are hiding around the farm. There are flaps on each page to be opened – a stable door, tractor cabin, tree branches – and each one conceals a chick, plus friend. Gradually, ten chicks are found, counted and put to bed. There are lots of counting books but the illustration style - bold black outlines and bright colours on snowy white backgrounds - makes this feels fresh and appealing and you can always rely on Lucy Cousins for a surprise or two (is that an elephant in the flower bed?)! ~ Andrea Reece

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Count with Maisy, Cheep, Cheep, Cheep! by Lucy Cousins

Count from one to ten in this farm-themed lift-the-flap book from the multi-award-winning creator of Maisy.

It's bedtime but where have all of Mummy Hen's chicks gone? Maisy goes in search for them, and you can help too! Lift the flaps along the way to see who's in the stable, in the tractor, or up in the apple tree. Cluck, cluck, cheep, cheep - find all ten chicks and make sure that they get home safely! It's more fun with Maisy!

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

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.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

7th January 2016




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