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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.

Click here to visit the special Maisy website full of activities and games.

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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

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 Building Site: Pull, Slide and Play!

Maisy's Building Site: Pull, Slide and Play!

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 03/09/2020

Maisy's building her friend a house, and you can join in! With easy-to-use pull, slide and play tabs on every spread, little ones will love this interactive building adventure. Brrrm! Brrrm! Beep! Beep! Maisy and her friends are building a house for Ella! Pull, slide and play with the tabs to pour in the rubble, mix the cement, swing the crane and paint Ella's beautiful new home. A delightful story about teamwork with exciting, interactive spreads, ideal for imaginative play!

Where Are Maisy's Friends?

Where Are Maisy's Friends?

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 07/08/2020

A lift-the-flap delight from Lucy Cousins! Maisy is playing hide-and-seek with Charley, Tallulah, Eddie and Cyril. You can play too. Lift the flaps and help Maisy find her friends!

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.

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.

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