Maisy Goes to Bed by Lucy Cousins

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Celebrate twenty-five years of Maisy with this classic novelty book reissue that remains as popular today as it was 25 years ago! Lift the flaps and pull the tabs, it's time for Maisy to go to bed! First she drinks her bedtime drink, then she has to brush her teeth, wash her hands, put on her pyjamas and read her book. There's lots to do.


Maisy Goes to Bed by Lucy Cousins

Help Maisy get ready for bed in this charming and original children's book by the multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins that was first published by Walker Books twenty-five years ago.

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!

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


16 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Author's Website


Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd June 2016




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