Maisy's World of Animals: A Maisy First Science Book by Lucy Cousins

Maisy's World of Animals: A Maisy First Science Book

Written by Lucy Cousins

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Loveable Maisy introduces some of the wildlife from particular regions in beautiful pictures with tabs to pull to reveal special secrets. There are penguins at the South Pole with flaps which reveal how they keep their babies from catching cold; zebras, giraffes and hippos in the Savannah with a lion who can be released from his hiding place in the long grass and lots of wonderful creatures hiding in the deep, deep water of the ocean.


Maisy's World of Animals: A Maisy First Science Book by Lucy Cousins

Join Maisy on an adventure to discover a whole world of animals. See creatures big and small in this fun-filled novelty book. Combining the familiar face of Maisy with interactive pull tabs and flaps makes first word learning accessible for little readers.

From the Arctic north to the South Pole, visiting the mountains, the desert, the savannah, the ocean and the jungle on the way, meet a whole world of animals with Maisy. Turn the pages and pull the tabs to see the polar bear fishing and the goats butting horns! Swim with the whale, swing through the trees with the monkey and watch penguins looking after their eggs! Can you see where the lion is lurking? There are so many animals to discover.

This new Maisy First Science title is interactive, inspiring and informative too - enough to get even the youngest children excited about nature and animals of all kinds.

Visit Maisy's amazing website for activities, newsletters, games and more at

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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16 pages


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th March 2014




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