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Lucy Cousins - Author

About the Author

Lucy Cousins is the multi-award-winning creator of Maisy. Her unique titles fascinate toddlers with their child-like simplicity, bold outlines and vivid colours.  Lucy Cousins works from her home in Hampshire, England. Oher titles include the Smarties Book Prize-winner Jazzy in the Jungle, Hooray for Fish! - which now appears in animation in Japan; the bestselling New York Times Top 10 Best Illustrated Children's Book Yummy; the critcally acclaimed I'm the Best; and more recently Peck Peck Peck, which won Best Picutre Book Awards, as well as the British Book Design and Production Award in the Children's Trade category.

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Featured books by Lucy Cousins

Maisy's First 123 A Maisy Concept Book

Maisy's First 123 A Maisy Concept Book

3+ readers

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 06/06/2013

Helps you count numbers with mouse. This book combines colours with embossing and texture, and makes learning about numbers an exciting, tactile adventure. Stylish and desirable, this book makes a perfect baby gift purchase. Textured and shiny surfaces for sensory stimulation and the perfect companion to Maisy's First Colours. These titles form part of a new series of Maisy look-and-touch board books that reinforce early learning concepts.

What's the Time, Maisy?

What's the Time, Maisy?

3+ readers

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2011

A colourful large-format board book that has a die-cut window revealing a chunky, clunky clock with real hands and cogs that can be turned to show the time on each page.  Young children will love pointing them to the correct time for each activity Maisy is doing. This title is full of fun, and a colourful, interactive introduction to telling the time with everyone's favourite character.

Other books by Lucy Cousins

Maisy Gets a Pet

Maisy Gets a Pet

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2020

Maisy is getting a pet! Join her as she chooses the perfect kitten and takes it home to look after. This bright and humorous story is ideal for teaching little ones about responsible pet ownership. Penguin's cat has had kittens, and Maisy is taking one home! First she chooses a name for her new friend: Little Black Cat. Next, she learns how to look after a pet responsibly by feeding it, handling it gently, cleaning up after it and taking it to the vet! There's plenty of time for playing, too! This adorable and humorous story is full of fun and gives clear instructions on how to look after a furry friend. An ideal book for teaching little ones about responsible pet ownership.

Maisy Goes to a Show

Maisy Goes to a Show

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2020

Maisy is going to her first theatre show! Join Maisy and her friends as they collect their tickets, watch the curtain rise and cheer for their favourite stars. This colourful storybook is perfect for teaching little ones what to expect at a live performance. Now in paperback! Maisy and her friends are going to their first theatre show! It's an all-singing all-dancing play called Funny Feathers, starring the fabulous actress Flora Fantastica! Join Maisy and her friends as they collect their tickets, watch the curtain rise and sing along with their favourite stars. This read-aloud story from the multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins is perfect for teaching toddlers what to expect when they attend a live performance, from a school production to a West End show, and anything in between.

Hooray for Fish!

Hooray for Fish!

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 27/04/2020

Swim with Little Fish and all his friends in this exuberant under-the-sea board book from the creator of Maisy. Meet Little Fish and all his fishy friends in this splishy-sploshy riot of colour and rhyme under the sea. A simple, bright, board book delight from award-winning artist Lucy Cousins, creator of Maisy.

Shapes with Little Fish

Shapes with Little Fish

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 01/04/2020

Learn your shapes with Little Fish in this fun, rhyming book. With finger trails for little hands, children will love tracing shapes in this deep-sea delight from Lucy Cousins, creator of Hooray for Fish! Hello! I am Little Fish, swimming in the sea. I love seeing shapes. Come along with me! Join Little Fish on a fun adventure, tracing shapes along the way! Inspired by Hooray for Fish! this charming board book features all the key shapes for little ones to learn and a bouncy, rhyming text. Young children will love tracing and learning shapes in this sturdy finger trail board book from the multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins.

Letters from Maisy

Letters from Maisy

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2020

Maisy is on holiday! She writes letters and sends them back to all her friends, including you! Open the envelopes to find games, souvenirs and more. Maisy is on holiday! Join her on an exciting journey as she hikes up a mountain, visits a market, rows along the river, goes to a funfair and relaxes on the beach. For every adventure, Maisy sends home a letter to each one of her friends ... including one for you! This story includes six real envelopes containing letters, souvenirs, games and a special postcard just for you!

Maisy's Animals: A First Words Book

Maisy's Animals: A First Words Book

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 01/03/2020

It's time to learn with Maisy! This brilliant tabbed board book features fun, themed pages exploring incredible creatures from around the globe. Join Maisy as she spots amazing insects and birds, mammals and fish. Each spread is themed around different habitats including desert, Arctic, mountains, savannah, ocean, jungle, garden and farm. With bright, colourful, clearly labelled pictures to help broaden vocabulary and understanding and bold, easy-to-use tabs which are perfect for helping little ones to locate their favourite pages again and again. Early learning is so much fun!

Maisy's Science: A First Words Book

Maisy's Science: A First Words Book

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 01/03/2020

It's time to learn with Maisy! This brilliant tabbed board book features fun, themed pages covering key words to help the very young take their first steps in to the world of science. Join Maisy as she investigates the world around her. Each spread is themed around different early science concepts; weather, changing seasons, plants and insects, growing, life cycles, parts of the body, textures, sounds and electricity. With bright, colourful, clearly labelled pictures to help broaden vocabulary and understanding and bold, easy-to-use tabs which are perfect for helping little ones to locate their favourite pages again and again. Early learning is so much fun!

Splish, Splash, Ducky!

Splish, Splash, Ducky!

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Splash in puddles, dance with raindrops and join in with Ducky Duckling on a lovely, rainy day. Quack! Quack! Quack! Quack, quack, quack! Ducky Duckling loves playing outside in the rain. He hops with frog, squirms with wriggly worm and splashes with the fishes. But when the rain stops, Ducky feels sad. Can Daddy help cheer him up? With bright, bold illustrations and a rhythmic text from multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins, this book shows younger readers the joys of a rainy day. This delightful story also highlights the special bond between father and child. A bouncy read-aloud book to be enjoyed; beautifully illustrated and packed with all sorts of outdoors fun!

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