Maisy Plays Football by Lucy Cousins

Maisy Plays Football

Written by Lucy Cousins
Illustrated by
Part of the Maisy Series

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Everyone will love Maisy’s football game! She and her friends divide into two teams. They do all their warming up exercises before beginning an exciting game. They love kicking and passing and diving and scoring. Luckily, both sides score a goal before the final whistle goes and it is all over. All the friends agree it was a great game!


Maisy Plays Football by Lucy Cousins

Today is a big day for Maisy and her friends as they head to the football pitch. Eddie, Cyril and Maisy are on the red team; Tallulah, Charley and Dotty are on the blue! The referee blows the whistle and they're off! Passing, diving and scoring, what an exciting game! The blue team have scored at half time, but what will happen next and who will score the next goal? Just wait for the final whistle!

With striking football scenes, this brand new First Experience title from Maisy will reinforce the message that taking part is what counts. A perfect read for all little ones preparing to venture onto the football pitch for the very first time, encouraging them to enjoy the game and have fun in an accessible and typically delightful Maisy way.

Other books in the Maisy First Experience range include...

Maisy Learns to Swim

Maisy Plays Football

Maisy Goes on a Sleepover

Maisy Goes to the City

Maisy Goes on Holiday

Click here to download some special Maisy Activity Sheets - make a sparkly crown or do some magic wax painting!

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.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

7th May 2015




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