Maisy's First 123 A Maisy Concept Book by Lucy Cousins

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Helps you count numbers with mouse. This book combines colours with embossing and texture, and makes learning about numbers an exciting, tactile adventure.

Stylish and desirable, this book makes a perfect baby gift purchase. Textured and shiny surfaces for sensory stimulation and the perfect companion to Maisy's First Colours. These titles form part of a new series of Maisy look-and-touch board books that reinforce early learning concepts.


Maisy's First 123 A Maisy Concept Book by Lucy Cousins

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 - learn to count with your favourite mouse in this brand new look-and-touch board book! Lovable Maisy Mouse is counting her favourite animals. Help her count one, two, three, four, five...butterfiles, tortoises, fizzy fish, swirly snails and one stripy tiger will guide you through your first numbers in this truly delightful Maisy introduction to counting. This gorgeous board book combines bright, vivid colours with embossing and texture, and makes learning about numbers an exciting, tactile adventure! The joyful final spread - a fun-filled menagerie featuring Maisy and all her animal pals - ties everything together and recaps all the numbers you've learned one last time.

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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Board book
14 pages
Interest Age: From


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Author's Website


Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th June 2013




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