Maisy Goes by Plane by Lucy Cousins

Maisy Goes by Plane

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

3+ readers   Baby and Toddler   Maisy   
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Maisy makes everything fun and is the perfect friend to explain a new experience for a young child, taking away any worries or apprehension they may have. Reading Maisy Goes by Plane is the perfect way to prepare little children for their first flight. Maisy is flying out to see her friend Ella and the book’s bright, cheery pictures show everything that she does, from arriving at the airport, going through security and the flight itself (including her visit to the plane’s toilet). A really useful little book, and as always, a delight to look at – Maisy’s fellow passengers are a lively lot! ~ Andrea Reece


Maisy Goes by Plane by Lucy Cousins

A story of flying for the first time from the multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins.Maisy is off on a journey to see her friend Ella, but Ella lives such a long way away. Maisy must go by plane and what an exciting trip it is! As she makes her way through security and steps on board, Maisy peeks in at the captain:what a lot of lights and buttons it takes to make a plane go! Maisy soon makes friends with Mr Percy and Betsy; and after drinks, magazines and a tricky toilet stop, the journey is over in no time! The perfect buy before going on holiday, this will prepare little ones who have never flown before. It's more fun with Maisy!

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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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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

7th April 2016




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