Yummy: My Favourite Nursery Stories by Lucy Cousins

Yummy: My Favourite Nursery Stories

Written by Lucy Cousins

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Big and bold illustrations portray the title of this large format collection in no uncertain terms whilst also capturing the big dramas that lie at the heart of these eight favourite nursery stories. Grandmother is dramatically gulped down by the wolf before being equally dramatically rescued by the woodcutter in Little Red Riding Hood, while the three billy goats gruff face a huge, hairy troll in their attempts to cross into the grassy meadow. There’s more eating in other stories as well as a very careless Goldilocks breaks the bear’s furniture before they send her packing. A new look in a big book format filled with some familiar classics. Don't be put off by the price. This is a big book with a big heart!

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Yummy: My Favourite Nursery Stories by Lucy Cousins

This is a major new book from Lucy Cousins, creator of Maisy. This collection of 8 classic nursery stories pulls no punches - it's lively, bold and quite unforgettable! Lucy Cousins retells her favourite nursery stories in spare bold language and brilliant vibrant pictures. She gives their famous characters new life and imbues their great adventures with her own very modern magic. These stories are treasures of the imagination. They were first told long ago and they will be told again and again, far into the future. They never fail to stir and excite. Retold in this book: Little Red Riding Hood , The Three Billy Goats Gruff , The Enormous Turnip , Henny Penny , Goldilocks and the Three Bears , The Little Red Hen , The Three little Pigs and The Musicians of Bremen . A global phenomenon, Maisy books have won several major awards, have sold over twenty-one million copies worldwide, and are available in twenty-nine different languages.


Worth the wait...a collection of eight favourite nursery stories told in Lucy Cousin's no-nonsense, clear style The Sunday Express It's lively, bold and quite unforgettable! Brilliant vibrant pictures...She gives their famous characters new life and imbues their great adventures with her own very modern magic. www.lovereading.co.uk Offers a refreshing take on tradition The Daily Express Messily exuberant...the jolly pictures that enrich each succinct retelling pulls no punches. Time Out Magazine awesome...a delight to children The Tablet collection of short nursery stories beautifully re-told and exquisitely illustrated in Cousins

-buy for the family and nursery bookshelves Books for Keeps Lucy Cousins

...A definite 'should-buy

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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124 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

7th March 2011




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