Maisy Learns to Swim by Lucy Cousins

Maisy Learns to Swim

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

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Maisy and her friends are off for a dip in the pool. Maisy is looking forward to it but soon finds that there is a lot to learn if you want to stay afloat! Maisy’s efforts are well rewarded and young readers will enjoy learning all about swimming with her.


Maisy Learns to Swim by Lucy Cousins

The perfect read for little children venturing on their very first swimming lesson, encouraging them to enjoy the water and have fun in an accessible and typically delightful Maisy way.

Goggles and swimsuit at the ready - it's Maisy's first swimming lesson! Maisy's a little she is going on her very first swimming lesson. There's lots of hustle and bustle in the changing room and - wow! - the pool looks SO big and it's ever so splish-splashy! Luckily, Eddie and Tallulah have come along too and they all have a great swimming teacher called Poppy, the hippo. Everyone has lots to learn, including floating, kicking and blowing bubbles, but it's a LOT of fun!

With underwater scenes and splashy, bubbly fun, this brand new First Experience title from Maisy will reassure even the most apprehensive of children.

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 is the multi-award-winning creator of Maisy. Her unique titles fascinate toddlers with their child-like simplicity, bold outlines and vivid colours. Lucy Cousins works from her home in Hampshire, England. Oher titles include the Smarties Book Prize-winner Jazzy in the Jungle, Hooray for Fish! - which now appears in animation in Japan; the bestselling New York Times Top 10 Best Illustrated Children's Book Yummy; the critcally acclaimed I'm the Best; and more recently Peck Peck Peck, which won Best Picutre Book Awards, as well as the British Book Design and Production Award in the Children's Trade category.

Click here to visit the special Maisy website full of activities and games.

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32 pages


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd May 2013




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