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Lucy Cousins - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Lucy Cousins:  As a child

Lucy Cousins was born in 1964, attending a school in Kent. After doing a foundation course at Canterbury College, Lucy did a BA Honours in Graphic Design, followed by a postgraduate degree at the Royal College of Art.

As an adult

Maisy, the famous mouse, “drew herself” one day, when Lucy was doodling various animals on a piece of paper, looking for inspiration, and the first Maisy book was published soon after Lucy left college. Maisy, who also stars in her own television show, has become one of the best-loved characters in children’s books, and is recognized the world over. Lucy won the Bologna Ragazzi Non-fiction Prize 1997 for Maisy’s House and has been Highly Commended for the National Art Illustration Award 1997 for Za Za’s Baby Brother, images from which were also used in a publicity campaign by Tommy’s, the baby’s charity. Jazzy in the Jungle won the Smarties Book Prize in 2002. Hooray for Fish!, published in 2005, is a celebration of life under the sea. Lucy lives in Hampshire with her husband and has four children.

As an artist

Lucy finds that illustration comes more easily to her than writing, which tends to work around the drawings. “I draw by heart,” she says. “I think about what children would like by going back to my own childlike instincts.” And what instincts they are! Lucy now has more than 21 million books in print, including picture books, sticker books, cloth books, colouring books, board books, pull-the-tab and lift-the-flap books, three-dimensional play sets, a clock book… Where does the prolific Lucy – a mother of four children – find the energy? “I’m quite disciplined,” she says of her productivity. “If I’m having an ‘ideas’ day, I just sit at my desk and draw and write until I feel something is happening – though I admit that this is usually helped by a cup of tea, some lively music, and an abundance of sunshine.” As for outside inspiration, she says she’s sometimes influenced by the work of other artists, as long as those artists are children. Says the author-illustrator, “I get more pleasure and inspiration from walking around a primary school than from any art gallery.”

Featured books by Lucy Cousins

Other books by Lucy Cousins

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.

Letters from Maisy

Letters from Maisy

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2020

Maisy is on holiday! She writes letters and sends them back to all her friends, including you! Open the envelopes to find games, souvenirs and more. Maisy is on holiday! Join her on an exciting journey as she hikes up a mountain, visits a market, rows along the river, goes to a funfair and relaxes on the beach. For every adventure, Maisy sends home a letter to each one of her friends ... including one for you! This story includes six real envelopes containing letters, souvenirs, games and a special postcard just for you!

Maisy's Animals: A First Words Book

Maisy's Animals: A First Words Book

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 01/03/2020

It's time to learn with Maisy! This brilliant tabbed board book features fun, themed pages exploring incredible creatures from around the globe. Join Maisy as she spots amazing insects and birds, mammals and fish. Each spread is themed around different habitats including desert, Arctic, mountains, savannah, ocean, jungle, garden and farm. With bright, colourful, clearly labelled pictures to help broaden vocabulary and understanding and bold, easy-to-use tabs which are perfect for helping little ones to locate their favourite pages again and again. Early learning is so much fun!

Maisy's Science: A First Words Book

Maisy's Science: A First Words Book

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 01/03/2020

It's time to learn with Maisy! This brilliant tabbed board book features fun, themed pages covering key words to help the very young take their first steps in to the world of science. Join Maisy as she investigates the world around her. Each spread is themed around different early science concepts; weather, changing seasons, plants and insects, growing, life cycles, parts of the body, textures, sounds and electricity. With bright, colourful, clearly labelled pictures to help broaden vocabulary and understanding and bold, easy-to-use tabs which are perfect for helping little ones to locate their favourite pages again and again. Early learning is so much fun!

Splish, Splash, Ducky!

Splish, Splash, Ducky!

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Splash in puddles, dance with raindrops and join in with Ducky Duckling on a lovely, rainy day. Quack! Quack! Quack! 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. This delightful story also highlights the special bond between father and child. A bouncy read-aloud book to be enjoyed; beautifully illustrated and packed with all sorts of outdoors fun!

Ducky's Bathtime

Ducky's Bathtime

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Bath book Release Date: 01/02/2020

Oh, goody! Hooray! It's bathtime today! Quack! Quack! Quack! Join Ducky for bath time fun! This waterproof adventure is the perfect book for bath time, high chair fun and on the go.

Maisy's Christmas Letters: With 6 festive letters and surprises!

Maisy's Christmas Letters: With 6 festive letters and surprises!

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Maisy is throwing a Christmas party, and all her friends are invited! When her guests RSVP, they send other Christmas surprises including an advent calendar, festive decorations, a gingerbread recipe and more. This story includes six real envelopes containing Christmas cards, gifts, decorations and a special letter from Maisy to personalise. Happy Christmas, everyone!

Maisy's Shop: With a pop-out play scene!

Maisy's Shop: With a pop-out play scene!

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2019

Today, Maisy is going shopping! She find a trolley and picks out bread, cheese, milk and fruit. After she goes down every aisle it's time to pay, and then home for lunch! This brilliant board book includes a bonus pop-up and play scene, featuring pop-outs of Maisy and Eddie, plus a shopping trolley filled with lots of favourite foods! Ideal for imaginative play and helping little ones learn about a trip to the supermarket.

Little Fish's Colours

Little Fish's Colours

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2019

Learn your colours with Little Fish in this fun, rhyming book. Young readers will love spotting all the beautiful colours in this deep-sea delight from Lucy Cousins, creator of Hooray for Fish! I am Little Fish, swimming in the sea. I love spotting colours. Can you spot with me? Join Little Fish on a fun adventure, spotting colours along the way! Inspired by Hooray for Fish!, this charming board book has vibrant, beautiful colours and a bouncy, rhyming text. Little ones will love looking at and learning colours in this sturdy board book from multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins.

Maisy's Day Out A First Words Book

Maisy's Day Out A First Words Book

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 01/07/2019

Learn with Maisy! This brilliant tabbed board book features fun, themed pages covering common objects children encounter on a day out. With bright and bold tabs and pictures, as well as clear labels, this book is perfect for little ones' language development! It's time to learn with Maisy! Join Maisy on her day out! From the beach to the park to a birthday party, there are so many fun things to spot and say. Each page is themed around different things children encounter outside, and all the objects are clearly labelled to help develop language and deepen understanding of the world. The bold and bright tabs make it easy for little ones to locate their favourite pages again and again!

Maisy at Home: A First Words Book

Maisy at Home: A First Words Book

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 01/07/2019

It's time to learn with Maisy! This brilliant book is full of first words and bright pictures, with colourful tabs to help little hands turn the pages! Join Maisy on her day at home! From the kitchen to the playroom to the bedroom, there are so many fun objects to spot and say. Each page is themed around different things children encounter indoors, and all the items are clearly labelled to help develop language and deepen understanding of the world. The bold and bright tabs make it easy for little ones to locate their favourite pages again and again!

Maisy's Nursery With a pop-out play scene

Maisy's Nursery With a pop-out play scene

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 06/06/2019

Today, Maisy is going to nursery! Join Maisy and her friends as they play with building blocks, count to five and sit down for story time. This brilliant board book includes a bonus pop-up and play scene, featuring pop-outs of Maisy and Charley. Ideal for imaginative play and helping little ones learn about day-to-day routine at nursery and preschool.

Maisy Goes to a Show

Maisy Goes to a Show

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2019

Maisy is going to her 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 author-illustrator Lucy Cousins is perfect for teaching toddlers and children what to expect when they attend a live performance, from a school production to a West End show, and anything in between.

Maisy Goes to a Wedding

Maisy Goes to a Wedding

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2019

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.

Swim with Little Fish!: Bath Book

Swim with Little Fish!: Bath Book

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Bath book Release Date: 04/04/2019

Hello, I am Little Fish, happy as can be. I love to splash and splish. Come and swim with me! Join Little Fish and his friends as they splash beneath the sea! This bright and colourful waterproof book is perfect for bath time, high chair fun and on the go.

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: 01/03/2019

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.

Splish, Splash, Ducky!

Splish, Splash, Ducky!

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Board book Release Date: 01/02/2019

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!

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.

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 Goes Swimming

Maisy Goes Swimming

Author: Lucy Cousins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2017

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 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 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.

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 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 / softback Release Date: 12/02/2014

Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark

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

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.

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!

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.

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 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'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!

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 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'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 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 at the Farm

Maisy at the Farm

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

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!

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 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!

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 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 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!

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