Maisy's Big Flap Book A Maisy Fun-to-Learn Book by Lucy Cousins
  

Synopsis

Maisy's Big Flap Book A Maisy Fun-to-Learn Book by Lucy Cousins

Lift the flaps with Maisy the mouse, every toddler's best friend, in this colourful first concepts book, winner of the 2000 Practical Pre-School Silver Award. This ingenious, colourful lift-the-flap board book is the perfect first concept book for any Maisy fan. Several new concepts are introduced as Maisy and her friends do the gardening, paint pictures, dress up and play in the park. There are thirty-six differently-shaped flaps to lift, each double-page spread introducing a new concept: numbers, colours, shapes and opposites.

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A bright and breezy lift-the-flap book... [with a] bold distinctive style ... Perfect for preschoolers. Junior

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
12 pages
Interest Age: 6 months+

Author

Lucy Cousins
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Author's Website

www.maisyfun.com/forparents...

Publisher

Publication date

2nd July 2007

ISBN

9781406306880


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