Maisy Goes to London by Lucy Cousins

Maisy Goes to London

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

3+ readers   Baby and Toddler   
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Maisy makes everything fun, and here she takes young readers on a wonderful day out in London, starting at King’s Cross station, taking in Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, and even the Aquarium. If you’re planning a trip to the capital it would be a great way to prepare children and get them excited, but if you’re not then it’s still an excellent picture book with lots to look at and talk about, and many opportunities for impromptu early learning. As ever with Lucy Cousins, it’s wonderfully bright and vivid, and full of little surprises (keep an eye on the toucan!). ~ Andrea Reece


Maisy Goes to London by Lucy Cousins

Explore London with this delightful children's picture book from the multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins. Maisy and her friends are visiting the big city - and there is so much to see! Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, and even the Globe Theatre...It's very noisy in the city! Honk! Honk! Honk! What an exciting day!

A wonderful first introduction to the city for any inquisitive child. It's more fun with Maisy!

You can visit Maisy's amazing website for activities, newsletters, games and more at

Click here to download some special Maisy Activity Sheets - make a sparkly crown or do some magic wax painting!


Explore London with this delightful picture book from multi-award winning Lucy Cousins. [...] A wonderful first introduction to the capital for any inquisitive child. Junior News and Mail

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 3


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st February 2016




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