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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 House and Garden

Maisy's House and Garden

Author: Lucy Cousins Illustrator: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2021

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's Chinese New Year

Maisy's Chinese New Year

Author: Lucy Cousins Illustrator: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/12/2021

Maisy is celebrating one of the world's biggest festivals: Chinese New Year! From hanging up lanterns to receiving lucky red packets and joining in the dragon dance at the parade, this bright and colourful storybook is a perfect introduction to the many joys of Chinese New Year. Maisy's friend Tiger is coming home especially for Chinese New Year! Once the house is tidy and the decorations are up, Maisy changes into her lovely red dress and throws a big party for all her friends. They have a delicious feast, tell stories, see the fireworks together and, on new year's day, watch a spectacular parade - with an amazing dragon dance! Richly illustrated in Lucy Cousins' vibrant and colourful style, this exciting and gently informative story from the multi-award-winning creator of Maisy is ideal for sharing the excitement of Chinese New Year with little ones.

Hello, Little Fish! A mirror book

Hello, Little Fish! A mirror book

Author: Lucy Cousins Illustrator: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 21/10/2021

Join Little Fish as he swims through the sea saying hello to all his fish friends. Includes a delightful mirror surprise so that you can say hello too! From the wonderful imagination of the award-winning Lucy Cousins comes another deep-sea delight in the world of Hooray for Fish! Swim along with Little Fish as he says hello to all his fish friends: greet spotty fish, stripy fish, fly fish, shy fish and more! Features a mini mirror at the end of the book, so that little ones can have lots of fishy fun and enjoy creative, interactive play.

Maisy's Placemat Doodle Book

Maisy's Placemat Doodle Book

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2021

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 Big Flap Book

Maisy's Big Flap Book

Author: Lucy Cousins Illustrator: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 06/10/2021

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 Plays Football

Maisy Plays Football

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2021

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.

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