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

Baby and Toddler

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 Goes Swimming

Maisy Goes Swimming

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/01/2019

Celebrate twenty-five years of Maisy with this classic novelty book reissue! Help Maisy get changed for her swimming lesson in this charming and original children's book by the multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins that was first published by Walker Books twenty-five years ago. Lift the flaps and pull the tabs to turn taps, open doors and make clothes move up and down. It's time for Maisy to put on her colourful striped swimsuit and there's lots of early learning colour fun to be had: first she takes off her blue hat and scarf, then her red coat, her grey cardigan, her green trousers, her brown boots, her purple T-shirt, her yellow socks, her orange bloomers, and puts on her swimsuit and goes for a swim! Visit her amazing website - www.maisyfun.com - for activities, newsletters, games and more.

Maisy at the Farm

Maisy at the Farm

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/01/2019

Maisy is at the farm - and she's very busy! Pull the tabs, lift the flaps and help Maisy collect eggs, feed the baby lambs, drive a tractor, pick apples... Maisy is very busy at the farm and this is one of her most delightful books yet!

Maisy Goes to a Wedding

Maisy Goes to a Wedding

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Maisy is going to her very first wedding - how exciting! See the ceremony and exchange of rings, then join in for dancing, food and wedding cake! The perfect read-aloud story about being a guest at a wedding or for any flower girl or ring-bearer. It's more fun with Maisy! Visit her amazing website - www.maisyfun.com - for activities, newsletters, games and more.

Bus Maisy

Bus Maisy

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/03/2018

Lucy Cousins Treasury of Nursery Rhymes Book and CD

Lucy Cousins Treasury of Nursery Rhymes Book and CD

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2015

From Humpty Dumpty , to Rock-a-bye Baby , this wonderful collection of nursery rhymes has been beautifully imagined by Lucy Cousins, illustrator of the Maisy books. Lucy Cousins Treasury of Nursery Rhymes Book and CD includes audio recording by children's TV presenter Katy Ashworth and robust, easy-to-hold tabs for finding your favourite rhymes. This playful treasury is the perfect introduction to the world of nursery rhymes for little children.

Maisy Goes by Plane

Maisy Goes by Plane

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2015

Prepare for take-off as Maisy goes on a passenger plane for the very first time! A story of flying for the first time from the multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins. Maisy is off on a journey to see her friend Ella, but Ella lives such a long way away. Maisy must go by plane and what an exciting trip it is! As she makes her way through security and steps on board, Maisy peeks in at the captain: what a lot of lights and buttons it takes to make a plane go! Maisy soon makes friends with Mr Percy and Betsy; and after drinks, magazines and a tricky toilet stop, the journey is over in no time! The perfect buy before going on holiday, this will prepare little ones who have never flown before. It's more fun with Maisy! Visit her amazing website - www.maisyfun.com - for activities, newsletters, games and more.

Count with Maisy, Cheep, Cheep, Cheep!

Count with Maisy, Cheep, Cheep, Cheep!

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2015

Count from one to ten with Maisy in this farmyard game of hide-and-seek! Count from one to ten in this farm-themed lift-the-flap book from the multi-award-winning creator of Maisy. It's bedtime but where have all of Mummy Hen's chicks gone? Maisy goes in search for them, and you can help too! Lift the flaps along the way to see who's in the stable, in the tractor, or up in the apple tree. Cluck, cluck, cheep, cheep - find all ten chicks and make sure that they get home safely! It's more fun with Maisy! Visit her amazing website - www.maisyfun.com - for activities, newsletters, games and more.

M' eudail air an iasg

M' eudail air an iasg

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/02/2014

Maisy Goes to the Cinema

Maisy Goes to the Cinema

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/02/2014

One THRILLING new movie, one HUGE movie star, LOTS of popcorn and, er, LOTS of toilet breaks - Maisy and her friends are going to the cinema for the very first time! Maisy and her friends are off to the cinema to see the latest adventure movie: Hero in the Jungle. Eddie's most favourite movie star (EVER), Troy T. Tiger, is starring and - ooh! - he can barely contain his excitement! In fact, he gets so excited that he SHOUTS at the screen. Shhhhhhh... Don't you know you can't shout in the cinema, Eddie? Seating arrangements, the dark cinema, popcorn spills and a nail-biting hiding-behind-your-hands moment ... this is everything a first cinema trip is about!

Make with Maisy

Make with Maisy

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2012

Maisy loves to make-and-do! Paper lanterns, feather masks, food collages ... what will she make today? Painting and drawing, cutting and gluing - Maisy's very first creative book will keep little hands busy making all kinds of wonderful things! With seventeen simple, exciting and fun craft ideas, from making a shoe box house to a magic wax painting, every spread is a feast for the eyes! The book blends together easy-to-follow instructions, classic Maisy illustrations, and spectacular photos of the finished crafts - all made by the inimitable Lucy Cousins herself! And with wipe-clean pages, this title is perfect for messy hands!

Maisy Goes on a Sleepover

Maisy Goes on a Sleepover

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2012

Join Maisy on her very first sleepover! Friends and games, yummy food and funny dancing - it's hard to feel anything but wide awake! Maisy has been invited to her very first sleepover at Tallulah's house. She must pack her sleeping bag, her pyjamas and - oh! Let's not forget Panda! Lala is there, too, and together they dance, talk and play all day. They even have a special sleepover supper. Maisy never knew sleepovers could be so fun! Non-stop chatter, dancing, chasing, exploring, a huge feast, LOTS of jumping on beds and plenty of snuggling ... young children will revel in the energy and fun of this new Maisy title! Readers can also meet Maisy's fabulous new friend Ella, who shows everyone how to Wiggle and Roll !

Maisy Big, Maisy Small A Book of Maisy Opposites

Maisy Big, Maisy Small A Book of Maisy Opposites

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/03/2012

Explore opposites with Maisy in this exuberant concept book. What's the opposite of big? Small! What's the opposite of old? Young! What's the opposite of hot? Cold! An exciting range of opposites is explored by Maisy as you've never seen her before: stripy and spotty, happy and sad, tall and short! This large-format concept book with rounded corners is bursting with exciting, colourful art and sure to delight young children. This strikingly vibrant new art from Lucy Cousins takes Maisy into a whole new realm, with strong appeal for adult art-lovers as well as toddlers.

Hop, Skip and Jump, Maisy! A Maisy First Science Book

Hop, Skip and Jump, Maisy! A Maisy First Science Book

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2012

A book about movement that celebrates just how much fun it is to be physical! When Maisy wakes up in the morning, she has so much energy! How can you help her move through her active day - bending, stretching, skipping, kicking, jumping and somersaulting? You can move the interactive tabs and wheels in the pages! An interactive adventure that will make a fantastic addition to any child's Maisy book collection.

Happy Christmas, Maisy

Happy Christmas, Maisy

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2011

Pull the tabs, lift the flaps and have a sparkly, happy Christmas with Maisy. Join Maisy in celebrating the festive season, with this edition of the bestselling novelty book. From wrapping presents and making the cake to putting up the shiny decorations and hanging up her stocking, Maisy's preparations are bursting with excitement and colour and fun. Full of flaps to lift, tabs to pull and lots of sparkly surprises, this is the perfect mini stocking-filler for Maisy fans everywhere.

Learn With Maisy

Learn With Maisy

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2011

Spotty and stripy, big or teeny tiny, 1, 2, 3, ABC...Maisy loves to learn new things and in her world, it's always fun! Do you know where a spider lives? Or how many legs an octopus has? What letter does your name begin with? You can learn it all in this exuberant and fun Maisy title, brimming over with first concepts of every kind. This is a perfect learning book for very young children, who will revel in the interactive flaps, witty art and friendly tone. This is a Maisy First Concepts Book , perfect for toddlers aged between 1 and 3 years. It features 48 pages of bright, colourful Lucy Cousins artwork with lots of flaps and plenty of little cheeps from chirpy chicks. This is another original winner from the best-selling Lucy Cousins.

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.

Maisy's Book of Things That Go

Maisy's Book of Things That Go

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2010

The fourth title in Maisy's First Science series provides a simple, exciting introduction to vehicles. Out on the waves, the wind fills the sails. That's what makes Maisy's boat go! Hot air makes her balloon rise ... electricity powers the tram ... steam moves the train's pistons ... and Maisy's own little legs make her bicycle wheels go round and round. Pull the tabs and watch things move in this fun, stimulating book about all the things that allow Maisy - and you - to get about! Look out for the other First Science titles: Maisy Bakes a Cake, Maisy's Wonderful Weather and Maisy's Nature Trail.

Maisy's Street

Maisy's Street

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2009

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, two-sided, metre-long street scene with fifteen 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!

Maisy's House and Garden

Maisy's House and Garden

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2008

Exciting, impressive; the perfect gift! This stand-up, fold-out, carousel now has a second floor, more toys, a bath, Maisy's friends, plus a colourful garden. There's so much for Maisy and her friends to do - dressing, dancing, cooking, having a picnic, riding a trike, gardening, watering, playing hide and seek, tidying up, having a bath ... and finally going to bed, with Panda. This book offers endless scope for imaginative play with press-out figures of Maisy, Tallulah, Cyril and Charlie and over 40 press-out toys, plus more than fifteen flaps for little hands to explore ... perfect for curious toddlers.

Maisy Goes to the Playground

Maisy Goes to the Playground

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2008

Have fun in the playground with Maisy! Pull the tabs, lift the flaps and join Maisy as she slides down the slide, paddles in the paddling pool, swings on the swing, plays in the sand pit, rides the rocking horse, licks her lolly, feeds the ducks and rides her tricycle all the way home.

Maisy's Presents Mini Edition

Maisy's Presents Mini Edition

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2007

There are presents for everybody when Maisy comes back from holiday in this pop-up book. Help her friends unwrap their gifts and choose one for Maisy - and there's even a little book present for the reader too.

Happy Birthday, Maisy

Happy Birthday, Maisy

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2007

It's Maisy the mouse's birthday! Pull the tabs, lift the flaps and celebrate in this novelty classic! Maisy's having a birthday party and there are lots of fun things to do. Lift the flaps, pull the tabs and watch her open her presents, play party games and blow out the candles on her cake. You can even join in singing Happy Birthday to Maisy! This title belongs to a series of seven classic pop-up Maisy books: Maisy Goes Swimming, Maisy Goes to the Playground, Maisy Goes to the Farm, Maisy Goes to Bed, Maisy's ABC, Maisy Goes to Playschool and Happy Birthday Maisy

Maisy's Treasure Hunt

Maisy's Treasure Hunt

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2004

Ahoy there, shipmates! Children crazy for Maisy should love this colourful nautical adventure featuring the little mouse and her friends. Captain Maisy is off on a treasure hunt. There's a map to read, keys to find and, of course, a chest full of treasure to discover!

Squeak,Squeak,Maisy!

Squeak,Squeak,Maisy!

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/08/2003

With carefully structured method targets, this course introduces only the most important German vocabulary and grammar and gets you speaking straight away. The learning programme aims to take only 35 minutes a day for six weeks and has fewer than 400 words to be learnt. The grammar has been pared down to the bare bones and is explained in simple English so you will not get bogged down by unnecessarily complicated structures that will not need.

Maisy Luch A' Deanamh Aran-Cridhe

Maisy Luch A' Deanamh Aran-Cridhe

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/05/2001

Maisy Luch A' Dol a Chadal

Maisy Luch A' Dol a Chadal

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/05/2001

Maisy's Busy Book

Maisy's Busy Book

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/1999

Maisy's Busy Book is full of games, puzzles and other great activities - dot-to-dot, pairs, odd-one-out and complete the picture. Plus there's a Maisy mobile to press out and make.

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