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 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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Book Info


32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd May 2013




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