At Home with Maisy by Lucy Cousins


At Home with Maisy by Lucy Cousins

Two sparkling collections of best-loved picture books starring Maisy and her friends, including two stories that are brand new to the Trade! Join the adorable little mouse and her friends in these new bind-ups of some of Maisy's most popular picture books! With two titles never before sold in the Trade, these books are ideal for young Maisy fans everywhere - and superb value, with four books in each collection for just [pound]5.99! At Home With Maisy contains Maisy's Bedtime, Maisy Makes Gingerbread, Maisy's Bathtime and Doctor Maisy, in which Maisy and Tallulah play hospital; poor Panda is sick, but Maisy takes good care of him. Then it's Maisy's turn to need help, but Nurse Tallulah comes to the rescue! Out and About With Maisy features Maisy Goes Shopping, Maisy's Bus; Maisy Goes to the Fair and Good Morning, Maisy, where we see Maisy having a busy time on her farm. There are chickens and pigs to feed, and the cow to milk. Moo! After the chores are finished, there's just one more thing to do - eat a yummy breakfast! Children who are crazy for Maisy will just love these bind-ups - and at just [pound]5.99 for four complete picture books, their parents are bound to, too!

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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96 pages
Interest Age: From 2 To 99


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Publication date

3rd June 2002



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