Maisy's Favourite Things by Lucy Cousins
  

Synopsis

Maisy's Favourite Things by Lucy Cousins

A fabulous new collection of chunky board books starring Maisy and her friends. Join the inimitable Maisy in her vest and pants before she puts on a variety of her favourite colourful costumes, ending in her dressing gown and pyjamas. See her with all her favourite animals milking a cow or riding a horse; her favourite things - gingerbread, rainbows, Christmas trees; and her favourite toys. The perfect size for little hands, each book has twenty-two bright and fun pages, packed with everything Maisy loves!

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

Format

Board book
22 pages
Interest Age: 6 months+

Author

Lucy Cousins
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Author's Website

www.maisyfun.com/forparents...

Publisher

Publication date

6th August 2001

ISBN

9780744544114


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