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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's Surprise Birthday Party

Maisy's Surprise Birthday Party

Author: Lucy Cousins Illustrator: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2021

An extra-special First Experiences book to celebrate 30 years of Maisy! Today is Maisy's birthday, hip-hip-hooray! She dresses up in her favourite outfit and eats a yummy breakfast ... but there are no cards from any of her friends. Have they all forgotten about her birthday? Of course not! Her friends are throwing her a very special surprise party. Join the birthday mouse as she plays party games, eats a scrumptious feast, opens her cards and presents and makes a special wish as she blows out the candles on her cake! The perfect book for teaching little ones all about birthday traditions, from party games to blowing out candles, this is an extra-special addition to the bestselling First Experiences range, celebrating 30 years of Maisy!

Beep, Beep, Maisy!

Beep, Beep, Maisy!

Author: Lucy Cousins Illustrator: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 25/06/2021

Go for a spin in Maisy's car in this very busy book of vehicles! Meet all sorts of vehicles in this lift-the-flap book from the multi-award-winning creator of Maisy. Beep, beep! Maisy is going for a drive in her car. She says hello to everyone she sees on the road. There's Charley riding a motorcycle, Dotty driving a tractor, Peacock cycling a bicycle, Ostrich driving a train, Eddie flying a helicopter, Tallulah driving a fire engine and Cyril driving a bus. Little hands will have so much fun lifting the flaps to search beneath in this large board book. It's more fun with Maisy! Visit her amazing website - www.maisyfun.com - for activities, newsletters, games and more.

Maisy Gets a Pet

Maisy Gets a Pet

Author: Lucy Cousins Illustrator: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2021

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.

Nursery Rhymes

Nursery Rhymes

Author: Lucy Cousins Illustrator: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 25/05/2021

From Humpty Dumpty , to The Grand Old Duke of York , the sounds and rhythms of these wonderful nursery rhymes are beautifully imagined by Lucy Cousins, illustrator of the Maisy books. Nursery Rhymes is a perfect, playful introduction to the world of stories for little children. Also available in this series: Bedtime Rhymes

Maisy at the Farm

Maisy at the Farm

Author: Lucy Cousins Illustrator: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2021

Celebrate 30 years of Maisy with this extra-special anniversary edition of the classic pop-up book Maisy at the Farm! Maisy is working hard on the farm: riding a horse, feeding the baby lambs, picking apples and more! Join in on this fun interactive adventure, with flaps to lift and tabs to pull on every page. Walker Books is proud to present this extra-special anniversary edition of the classic pop-up story Maisy at the Farm - originally published in 1998 - to celebrate 30 years of our beloved mouse. From friends to learning to fun, it's always more fun with Maisy!

Maisy Goes to the Cinema

Maisy Goes to the Cinema

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2021

One thrilling new movie, one huge movie star, lots of popcorn and, er, lots of toilet breaks - which can now all be enjoyed in paperback! A story of going to the cinema for the very first time from the multi-award-winning creator Lucy Cousins. 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! It's more fun with Maisy! Visit her amazing website - www.maisyfun.com - for activities, newsletters, games and more.

Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark

Author: Lucy Cousins Illustrator: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2021

The simple language and vibrant colours of this new edition of Lucy Cousins's beloved Noah's Ark breathe fresh life into a timeless story! Then the animals came, two by two ... two by two ... into the ark... There have been numerous picture-book versions of the Old Testament tale of Noah and his ark, but none as simply told and boldly illustrated for young children as this rainbow-filled version by Lucy Cousins.

Maisy's Moon Mission Pull, Slide and Play!

Maisy's Moon Mission Pull, Slide and Play!

Author: Lucy Cousins Illustrator: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 04/02/2021

Maisy's going to the moon, and you can come too! With easy-to-use play, pull and slide tabs on every spread, little ones will love this interactive space adventure. 3, 2, 1... Blast off! Join Maisy as she embarks on an amazing moon mission! Pull, slide and play to help Maisy pilot her rocket. Launch into space, gaze at the stars and ride a moon buggy! An exciting, interactive space adventure, ideal for imaginative play and introducing little ones to the wonders of outer space.

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