Jazzy in the Jungle by Lucy Cousins


Jazzy in the Jungle by Lucy Cousins

Meet Jazzy, the baby lemur, and his mama Jo Jo! Jazzy and his mama are playing hide and seek in the jungle, can you help Mama find Jazzy? Lift the leaves, peep through the tum tum trees and pull aside the fliff-fluff flowers for a riot of colour and discoveries along the way - every page you turn will take you deeper and deeper into the undergrowth with them!


This cleverly designed, oversized book makes use of multiple flaps and small die cuts that create new pictures with each page turn. Toddlers will enjoy the fun and humor in hunting for Jazzy School Library Journal This oversize edition sports a sumptuous tropical palette ... Publishers Weekly Vividly colorful and delightful fun, this is Cousins doing what she does best; entertaining the youngest of readers with panache. Kirkus Reviews

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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32 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Publication date

20th June 2013



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