Doodle with Maisy by Lucy Cousins

Doodle with Maisy

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

3+ readers   Maisy   
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Young artists will love to follow Maisy’s lead by filling in the spaces she leaves in her art book. There’s the chance to draw all the fish in the sea, to add the passengers to the bus Maisy is driving or to give a family of worms to the mummy and daddy worms that Maisy has created. A golden opportunity for all children to be artists – with a bit of help from their favourite character!


Doodle with Maisy by Lucy Cousins

Creative Maisy fans - it's time to make your mark! Take your pencil on a doodling adventure in this irresistible Maisy activity book created by Lucy Cousins! Maisy Loves to doodle! Do you? Join her as she squiggles, scribbles and wiggles her way through pages and pages of fun things to imagine, draw and colour. Will your picture have spots, stripes or swirls? Will it be long, tall or short? Will it have eyes, a nose or a tail? You can doodle dinner on a plate, colour in the alphabet, add passengers to Maisy's bus and so much more!

Click here to download some special Maisy Activity Sheets - make a sparkly crown or do some magic wax painting!


an exquisite colouring in book (requiring imagination too). Angels and Urchins

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


80 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th June 2013




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