Maisy's Street by Lucy Cousins
  

Synopsis

Maisy's Street by Lucy Cousins

This is a Maisy Concertina Book where - as in Maisy's Traffic Jam - the book opens to reveal a concertina page that unfolds to show a stunning, 2-sided, metre-long street scene with 15 flaps! Two metres of fabulous fold-out fun in this entertaining book. The hardback contains a concertina page to unfold, showing a busy two-sided street scene. On her way to Eddie's birthday party, Maisy passes the bakery, the florist, the library, the doctor's surgery, the cafe, Ostrich's house, Tallulah's house, the sweet shop, the shoe shop, the Post Office, the bank, an ice-cream van, the fishmonger, the vegetable stall and the fancy dress shop...so much to look at, and so many friends to meet along the way! This title is the companion volume to the bestselling Maisy's Traffic Jam . It is presented in a unique interactive fold-out format.

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

Hardback
16 pages

Author

Lucy Cousins
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Author's Website

www.maisyfun.com/forparents...

Publisher

Publication date

7th September 2009

ISBN

9781406321982


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