Maisy's Fire Engine by Lucy Cousins
  

Synopsis

Maisy's Fire Engine by Lucy Cousins

It's Maisy to the rescue in this delighful fire-engine shaped book of fun and learning! This attractive, shaped Maisy board book provides the perfect introduction to the theme of transport; it is die-cut in the shape of a bright red fire engine with Maisy waving along with her friend Cyril. Cyril checks the water in the fire hose, but he sprays it too near to a little black cat, who is scared and climbs onto a house. But brave firefighter Maisy fetches a ladder and brings her down again!

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Children instantly find [Maisy] lovable and easily identify with her. Child Education

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
18 pages
Interest Age: 1 years +

Author

Lucy Cousins
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Author's Website

www.maisyfun.com/forparents...

Publisher

Publication date

5th January 2009

ISBN

9781406319040


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