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's Farm With a pop-out play scene

Maisy's Farm With a pop-out play scene

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 07/03/2019

Maisy's going to the farm! Join her as she drives the tractor, waters the vegetable patch, feeds the chickens, and milks the cow. What a busy day! This brilliant board book includes a bonus pop-up play scene featuring pop-out pieces of Maisy and Cyril, as well lots of farm animal favourites! Ideal for imaginative play and teaching little ones all about life on the farm.

Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2019

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.

Little Fish and Mummy

Little Fish and Mummy

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 07/02/2019

Hello! I am Little Fish, swimming in the sea. I love my mummy very much, and Mummy Fish loves me. Join Little Fish and Mummy for a special day together! This heart-warming story follows Little Fish and Mummy on a rhyming adventure under the sea: swimming, blowing big bubbles and saying hello to all their fishy friends. Little ones will love this sturdy fish-shaped book that's all about the special bond between a mother and child.

Splish, Splash, Ducky!

Splish, Splash, Ducky!

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 07/02/2019

Splash in puddles, dance with raindrops and join in with Ducky Duckling on a lovely, rainy day. 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. A bouncy read-aloud book to be enjoyed; beautifully illustrated with bold, bright colours and packed with all sorts of outdoors fun!

Happy Birthday, Maisy

Happy Birthday, Maisy

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

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 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 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's House with a pop-out play scene

Maisy's House with a pop-out play scene

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 06/09/2018

You're all invited to Maisy's house! Join Maisy as she gets up, makes breakfast, paints a picture and has a yummy afternoon tea with Tallulah. This brilliant board book from award-winning author-illustrator Lucy Cousins includes a bonus pop-up play scene featuring pop-out pieces of beloved characters Maisy, Little Black Cat, Panda and Tallulah. Ideal for imaginative play and helping little ones start to understand a day-to-day routine.

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

Beep, Beep, Maisy!

Beep, Beep, Maisy!

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2017

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's Bus

Maisy's Bus

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 01/05/2017

Maisy is driving to the seaside in this delightful bus-shaped book! Have fun with Maisy in this bus-shaped board book from the multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins. Today Maisy is driving her bus to the seaside. Who will be her first passenger? Will it be Dotty, Cyril, Tallulah, Charley or Eddie? What things are they bringing with them to the beach? This super-sturdy board book is ideal for teaching first words in a fun way and also comes with wipe-clean pages, perfect for messy hands! It's more fun with Maisy! Visit her amazing website - www.maisyfun.com - for activities, newsletters, games and more.

Maisy's Sports Day

Maisy's Sports Day

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2017

Get energetic with Maisy on her very first sports day! Ready, steady, go! A story of experiencing sports day for the first time from the multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins. And they're off! Maisy and friends all join in for sporty fun and Ostrich referees - there is a red team and a blue team. The competitions include an egg-and-spoon race, a wheelbarrow race, a sack race, a relay race, a three-legged race and even a get-dressed-up-silly race! Loud cheers of support are coming from the sidelines, and a quick refreshment stop is needed! Plenty of fun is also had playing the hula hoop, quoits and the tug-of-war, where everybody falls down laughing! So much excitement with winners and losers, but everyone gets a medal in the end. An ideal first book to help little ones prepare for a day filled with sporting activities. It's more fun with Maisy! Visit her amazing website - www.maisyfun.com - for activities, newsletters, games and more.

Maisy's Boat

Maisy's Boat

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 01/04/2017

Maisy is sailing out to sea in this delightful boat-shaped book! Have fun with Maisy in this boat-shaped board book from the multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins. Ahoy! Maisy is sailing out to sea for the day in her boat. Her friend Charley is coming too. The wind blows the sails and off they go! Maisy drops anchor in a beautiful blue lagoon - she goes snorkeling and Charley goes fishing. But what's that on the end of Charley's fishing line? Find out in this fantastic book for active little ones. This super-sturdy board book is ideal for teaching first words in a fun way and also comes with wipe-clean pages, perfect for messy hands! It's more fun with Maisy! Visit her amazing website - www.maisyfun.com - for activities, newsletters, games and more.

Maisy's Racing Car

Maisy's Racing Car

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 01/08/2015

Maisy is whizzing round the garden in this delightful car-shaped book! Have fun with Maisy in this car-shaped board book from the multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins. Today Maisy and her friends are going to have a race! Ready, steady, GO! Maisy zooms out in front and around the first bend. But wait! Who's that up ahead? SLOW DOWN for Tortoise! Everyone's going so fast but who will cross the finish line first? Find out in this fantastic story for all little winners! This super-sturdy board book is ideal for teaching first words in a fun way and also comes with wipe-clean pages, perfect for messy hands! It's more fun with Maisy! Visit her amazing website - www.maisyfun.com - for activities, newsletters, games and more.

Maisy's Digger

Maisy's Digger

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 01/08/2015

Maisy's working hard in this delightful digger-shaped book! Have fun with Maisy in this digger-shaped board book from the multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins. Dig, dig, dig! Maisy loves being in her digger and today she is digging a pond in her garden! Eddie fills the huge hole with water, Cyril plants some flowers around the edge and all that's needed now is some fish. Plop, plop, plop! What a busy day! This super-sturdy board book is ideal for teaching first words in a fun way and also comes with wipe-clean pages, perfect for messy hands! It's more fun with Maisy! Visit her amazing website - www.maisyfun.com - for activities, newsletters, games and more.

Lucy Cousins Treasury of Nursery Rhymes Book and CD

Lucy Cousins Treasury of Nursery Rhymes Book and CD

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book 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 Plays Football

Maisy Plays Football

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

GOOOOOOAL! Maisy's first ever football game can now be enjoyed in paperback! A story of a first football game from the multi-award-winning creator of Maisy. Today is a big day for Maisy and her friends as they head to the football pitch. Eddie, Cyril and Maisy are on the red team; Tallulah, Charley and Dotty are on the blue! The referee blows the whistle and they're off! Passing, diving and scoring, what an exciting game! The blue team have scored at half time, but what will happen next and who will score the next goal? Just wait for the final whistle! It's more fun with Maisy! Visit her amazing website - www.maisyfun.com - for activities, newsletters, games and more.

Maisy Goes to the Cinema

Maisy Goes to the Cinema

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2015

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.

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.

Maisy's Farm Sticker Book

Maisy's Farm Sticker Book

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2015

Get stuck in on the farm with Maisy in this brand new sticker book - moo, baa, neigh! A delightful farm-themed sticker book from the multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins. Join Maisy on the farm, using your stickers to fill in the fun on every page! Feed the animals, help to muck them out, and finish with a feast fit for a farmer and friends! With over 120 stickers for hours and hours of play. It's more fun with Maisy! Visit her amazing website - www.maisyfun.com - for activities, newsletters, games and more.

Maisy's Christmas Sticker Book

Maisy's Christmas Sticker Book

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2014

It's time to celebrate Christmas with Maisy in this brand new sticker book! Join Maisy and friends in the count-down to the big day, using your stickers to fill in the fun on every page! Help decorate the Christmas tree, add skaters to the ice rink, hang the stockings, and leave a tasty treat for Father Christmas!

Nursery Rhymes

Nursery Rhymes

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 03/07/2014

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's Placemat Doodle Book

Maisy's Placemat Doodle Book

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

Colour, doodle and draw until dinner time with Maisy and all her friends! An irresistible book of pull-out placemats. Is a small person you know impatient for dinner? No worries - Maisy has plenty to keep kids busy while they wait! Just grab some crayons or markers and pull out one of the fifty-two placemats inside. Maisy fans will be delighted as they help Maisy draw a fruit salad, create a flashy design on her tablecloth, draw a yummy meal on her plate, decorate fancy cupcakes, colour a tomato-soup mess on Panda's face, and so much more!

Maisy's Pool

Maisy's Pool

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/03/2014

Join Maisy and her friends as they try to stay cool in the sun! It's a beautiful sunny day and Maisy and Tallulah are feeling hot. Only one thing for it - bring out the paddling pool! But, oh no, it has a hole! Maisy soon patches it up but along comes Eddie who is so big that he takes up all of the room in the pool! Not to worry, Maisy and Talullah can keep cool by showering under Eddie's trunk!

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: 01/02/2014

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!

Hooray for Fish!

Hooray for Fish!

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Swim with Little Fish and meet all his fishy friends in this splishy-sploshy riot of colour and rhyme under the sea! Paddle along with Little Fish on a mesmerizing underwater tour of friends spotty and stripy, happy and gripy, hairy and scary, even curly whirly and twisty twirly. From the creator of Maisy comes an eye-popping picture book that is sure to have little ones joining the chorus: Hooray for fish!

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.

Country Animals

Country Animals

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 07/03/2013

The perfect fluffy board book of familiar country animals. Small children are fascinated by animals and bright colours, and multi-award-winning author-illustrator Lucy Cousins has created a series of fun, vivid images that are just the right size for tiny hands. Published as part of the Baby Walker series, with a tactile fluffy cover that is wonderfully engaging, Country Animals is perfect for babies and their parents to share.

Pet Animals

Pet Animals

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 07/03/2013

The perfect furry board book of familiar pet animals. Small children are fascinated by animals and bright colours, and multi-award-winning author-illustrator Lucy Cousins has created a series of fun, vivid images that are just the right size for tiny hands. Published as part of the Baby Walker series, with a tactile furry cover that is wonderfully engaging, Pet Animals is perfect for babies and their parents to share.

Katy Cat and Beaky Boo

Katy Cat and Beaky Boo

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

A fabulous flap-filled book from the best-selling creator of Maisy! Katy Cat, a marmalade kitten, has whiskers. Katy Cat asks her puffin friend, What do you have Beaky Boo? Is it a trunk? Maybe it's long ears? Ooh, could it be a beak? Let's lift the flap and see! With a simple question and answer formula, this vibrant, fun-filled book encourages little children to seek the answers for themselves by exploring and playing with the pages.

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!

Za-za's Baby Brother

Za-za's Baby Brother

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2012

From the highly acclaimed creator of Maisy comes a bright and irresistible book all about a little zebra named Za-za who must adjust to having a new family member! Za-za doesn't like having a new baby brother. His mum is always tired and everyone spends all their time coo-ing and cuddling the baby. What about Za-za? No one has any time for him! One day, when Za-za demands a hug from his mum, she tells him to try and give his new brother a cuddle... He was nice, thinks Za-za. That was fun. Wow, maybe his little brother isn't so bad after all!

Maisy Goes to the City

Maisy Goes to the City

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2012

An absolute treat for both Maisy fans and those new to Maisy: busy, bold, bright, full of life and colour - just like the city. Maisy and Charley are visiting the city for the weekend - how exciting! They are met at the coach station by their friend Dotty, who shows them around... What noisy traffic! What giant buildings! So many flashing lights! And everywhere is so crowded - even the park. As Maisy and Charley explore, they go down into the underground, up an escalator in a department store - where for a moment Maisy even gets a bit lost - and see all the colourful sights in the wonderful bustling city. Readers who live in the city will love seeing the details of their homes, and kids who are unfamiliar with it get to experience the excitement.

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 / softback 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.

Maisy's Bathtime

Maisy's Bathtime

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Jump in the water and splash in the bubbles with Maisy! It's bathtime for Maisy! She likes LOTS of bubbles and let's not forget Duck! Just when Maisy is about to hop in, ding-dong! Who's at the door? It's Talullah and she wants to play. What will happen next?

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.

Maisy Makes Lemonade

Maisy Makes Lemonade

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2011

Join Maisy and Eddie in the sunshine having a refreshing drink! Mmmmm. It's a hot day, and Maisy is having a nice cold drink. Eddie is hot, too, but it takes a lot of lemonade to satisfy this thirsty friend. Not to worry - Maisy goes out to the garden and, with a boost from Eddie, picks some fresh lemons. Together they stir in some water and sugar, and there - a jug of refreshing lemonade! Now she just needs to go and get some cups - but what is that slurping noise? Good thing they made enough for an elephant!

Maisy's Bedtime

Maisy's Bedtime

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2011

Have fun getting ready for bed with Maisy! It's bedtime for Maisy and Panda. Read all about the things Maisy has to do before she can go to sleep... including brushing her teeth, putting on her lovely blue pyjamas and reading her favourite story. But when the lights are out, Maisy still isn't sleepy. Oh wait! Maisy forgot to go the loo! So did Panda! Ah, that better. Now Maisy really feels sleepy... Good night Maisy! Good night Panda!

Maisy Dresses Up

Maisy Dresses Up

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2011

Fun, excitement and colourful costumes aplenty as Maisy and her friends get ready for a party. Join the adorable little mouse and her friends in this sturdy and colourful board book, introducing the very young to the appealing world of Maisy. In Maisy Dresses Up, Maisy has been invited to Tallulah's fancy-dress party, but what should she dress up as?

Maisy's Bus

Maisy's Bus

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2011

Jump aboard with Maisy and see who's waiting at each bus stop! Today Maisy is driving her bus. Join her along the route as she picks up a familiar friend at each stop. Enjoy the ride ... will there be room for everyone? Great fun both for readers familiar with bus travel and for those for whom this is a first ride, young readers will love guessing who might be waiting at the next stop.

Maisy Goes on Holiday

Maisy Goes on Holiday

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2011

In the eighth title in the popular Maisy First Experiences series, Maisy and Cyril catch a train to the seaside where they enjoy a fun-filled holiday. In Maisy Goes on Holiday, Maisy enjoys packing her suitcase, meeting Cyril at a busy station and catching a train to the seaside. They have lots of fun on the beach and at the cafe, write postcards to their friends and finally sleep a peaceful night at their hotel (after bouncing on the beds, of course). Each of the First Experiences series describes a common first experience within Maisy's familar and comforting world, offering a reassuring picture of something that might be new or less familiar.

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 Amazing Big Book of Words

Maisy's Amazing Big Book of Words

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2010

Welcome to Maisy's amazing world of words, full of flaps, bold illustrations and a fantastic first vocabulary! This biggest-ever Maisy book is full to bursting with first words and pictures. Sixty-four pages, twenty-five fantastic flaps and over three hundred wonderful words combine in this colourful collection from award-winning artist Lucy Cousins. All of Maisy's favourite places and activities are featured: dressing up, cooking, in the park, on the farm, at the beach, animals, bathtime, bedtime, and many, many more. Other titles in the First Concepts series include: What's the Time, Maisy?, Maisy's Twinkly, Crinkly Counting Book and Maisy's Wonderful Weather Book.

Maisy Goes to Nursery

Maisy Goes to Nursery

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2010

Maisy joins her friends for a busy day at nursery in the seventh title of the popular First Experience series. Maisy has lots of fun at nursery in this delightful pre-school story by the multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins. She and her friends sing at Music Time, nap at Quiet Time, listen at Book Time and then go into the garden for Play Time. What a day! Visit Maisy's amazing website - www.maisyfun.com - for activities, newsletters, games and more!

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.

Where Are Maisy's Friends?

Where Are Maisy's Friends?

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 01/12/2009

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!

Where Does Maisy Live?

Where Does Maisy Live?

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 01/12/2009

A lift-the-flap delight from Lucy Cousins! Where does Maisy live? In the hen house? In the kennel? In the stable? Lift the flaps and find out which house is Maisy's.

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!

Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/06/2009

A bestselling picture book from the creator of Maisy - brought to life with an animated DVD! 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. Offering a whole new storytelling experience this picture book and DVD edition features a charming story animation, narrated by Adjoa Andoh (Casualty, Doctor Who). Fun and engaging, this innovative set will help develop reading skills and is ideal for sharing at home or in the classroom.

Maisy Goes to the Museum

Maisy Goes to the Museum

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2009

Maisy and her friends find lots to enjoy on a fun trip to the museum! There's so much for Maisy and her friends to discover in the museum: collections of old toys, dinosaurs, cars, costumes ... even a large mammoth - a favourite of Eddie's. Now for the food collection! says Charlie, as he leads them to his favourite room ... the cafe.

Sweet Dreams, Maisy

Sweet Dreams, Maisy

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 05/01/2009

Watch the sun go down with Maisy as she gets ready for bed in this gentle lullaby. Maisy and her friends admire the beautiful sunset before Maisy goes home to settle down for bed. She reads Panda a story and then snuggles up in bed with her bear. Sweet dreams, Maisy!

Maisy's Fire Engine

Maisy's Fire Engine

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 02/01/2009

It's Maisy to the rescue in this delighful fire-engine shaped book of fun and learning! This attractive, shaped Maisy board book provides the perfect introduction to the theme of transport; it is die-cut in the shape of a bright red fire engine with Maisy waving along with her friend Cyril. Cyril checks the water in the fire hose, but he sprays it too near to a little black cat, who is scared and climbs onto a house. But brave firefighter Maisy fetches a ladder and brings her down again!

Maisy's Train

Maisy's Train

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 02/01/2009

Toot-toot! Climb on board everyone as we take a lovely journey on Maisy's very own special train! This attractive, shaped Maisy board book provides the perfect introduction to the theme of transport; it is die-cut in the shape of Maisy's bright green train and takes Maisy and all her friends on a journey through tunnels and up and down valleys.

Maisy Bakes a Cake

Maisy Bakes a Cake

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

Everyone loves cake but first you need to bake it! Help Maisy in this delightful lift-the-flap novelty! Lift the flaps, pull the tabs, and help Maisy the loveable mouse make a yummy cake to share with Charley!

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 Goes to Hospital

Maisy Goes to Hospital

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2008

Join Maisy, every toddler's best friend, for her first experience of going to hospital. Maisy has broken her leg playing on the trampoline, and now she's in hospital for the night. At first it's a bit scary being all on her own, but she soon makes friends with Dotty in the next bed, and when Cyril and Tallulah visit the next day, Maisy begins to feel much better!

Hooray for Fish!

Hooray for Fish!

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 03/03/2008

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.

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.

Maisy Likes Driving

Maisy Likes Driving

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 02/07/2007

Maisy the mouse, every toddler's best friend, stars in a die-cut shaped board book of cars, trains and things that go! A sturdy shaped board book, in the shape of Maisy's bright yellow car, featuring Maisy driving her train, tractor, car, fire engine, plane, tricycle and bus.

Maisy's Big Flap Book

Maisy's Big Flap Book

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 02/07/2007

Lift the flaps with Maisy the mouse, every toddler's best friend, in this colourful first concepts book, winner of the 2000 Practical Pre-School Silver Award. This ingenious, colourful lift-the-flap board book is the perfect first concept book for any Maisy fan. Several new concepts are introduced as Maisy and her friends do the gardening, paint pictures, dress up and play in the park. There are thirty-six differently-shaped flaps to lift, each double-page spread introducing a new concept: numbers, colours, shapes and opposites.

Maisy Goes to the Library

Maisy Goes to the Library

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2007

Maisy the mouse, every toddler's best friend, spends a crazy day at the library! When Maisy goes to the library it seems like the perfect place to read her story in peace. But Maisy finds the library full of noisy surprises!

Bedtime, Maisy! Cloth Book

Bedtime, Maisy! Cloth Book

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Novelty book Release Date: 01/06/2007

This bright, padded cloth book is suitable for babies, and aims to introduce first concepts to them through the world of Maisy. Here the little mouse gets ready for bed.

Maisy, Charley and the Wobbly Tooth

Maisy, Charley and the Wobbly Tooth

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2007

Join Maisy the mouse, every toddler's best friend, for her first experience of going to the dentist. When Charley gets a wobbly tooth, he goes a little wobbly himself. But then Maisy takes him to see Dr Biteright - the really nice dentist - and he soon gets a smile back on his face!

Ha Ha Maisy Board Book

Ha Ha Maisy Board Book

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 01/05/2005

Lift the flaps and laugh with Maisy! Find out what makes Maisy and her friends laugh in this funny lift-the-flap book. 2005 sees the fifteenth anniversary of Maisy - major trade and consumer activity, events and publicity throughout the year. Maisy books have won several major awards, sold over 15 million copies worldwide and are available in 26 different languages.

Maisy Goes Camping

Maisy Goes Camping

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2005

Join Maisy the mouse and her friends for their first experience of camping! It's a beautiful day and Maisy's going camping in the countryside. But it's not easy pitching a tent, as Maisy and her friends soon find out. And even if they can get the tent ready before nightfall, will there be enough room in it for Maisy, Charley, Tallulah, Cyril and Eddie?

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's Favourite Things Chunky Board

Maisy's Favourite Things Chunky Board

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 01/06/2001

A fabulous new collection of chunky board books starring Maisy and her friends. Join the inimitable Maisy in her vest and pants before she puts on a variety of her favourite colourful costumes, ending in her dressing gown and pyjamas. See her with all her favourite animals milking a cow or riding a horse; her favourite things - gingerbread, rainbows, Christmas trees; and her favourite toys. The perfect size for little hands, each book has twenty-two bright and fun pages, packed with everything Maisy loves!

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 / softback 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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