Maisy's Plane by Lucy Cousins

Maisy's Plane

Written by Lucy Cousins
Illustrated by Lucy Cousins
Part of the Maisy Series

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Maisy is off to a birthday party in her plane. She loops the loop, says hello to the sun and the clouds and gives a very special present to Eddie before she lands safely at his birthday party. A simple story beautifully presented in a chunky board book.


Maisy's Plane by Lucy Cousins

Get set to go flying in Maisy's plane. It's Eddie's birthday and our little mouse has an extra special surprise. Go up, up and away as she passes Tallulah in her hot air balloon, and loops the loop in the skies, before delivering a happy birthday message - all in time for Eddie's party!

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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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Book Info


Board book
18 pages
Interest Age: From 1


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st May 2014




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