Maisy Grows a Garden by Lucy Cousins
  

Maisy Grows a Garden

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

3+ readers   Maisy   
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Loveable Maisy the Mouse has many skills. Here she plants and tends a wonderful garden. Pull the tabs and help her! In the Spring, it is digging and planting and watering. Then, up come the first shoots! After that, it is weeding before the garden is full of wonderful flowers and vegetables. Working with Maisy is a great way of showing children what plants need to make them grow which makes this a perfect introduction to the first steps in science.

Synopsis

Maisy Grows a Garden by Lucy Cousins

This book lets you help Maisy to grow her very first garden with a vegetable patch and LOTS of flowers. See things spring to life in this fun-filled novelty book! Digging, planting, weeding, watering...Maisy is getting her garden ready so that wonderful, colourful things can lay their roots. Turn the pages and pull the tabs to make seeds grow. Carrots, lettuce, tomatoes and green beans - yum, yum! Sunflowers and daisies! Look, a wriggling worm and a buzzing bee! Gardening is so much fun.

This new Maisy First Science title is interactive, inspiring and informative too - enough to get even the youngest children excited about nature and how things grow. Visit Maisy's 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.

Here's a video of Lucy creating artwork for the Maisy books:

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
16 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Lucy Cousins
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Author's Website

www.maisyfun.com/forparents...

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

7th March 2013

ISBN

9781406340860

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