Lucy Cousins is one of today's most acclaimed young author-illustrators of children's books. "I draw by the heart," she says. "I think of what children would like by going back to my own childlike instincts." And what instincts! More than 300,000 copies of Maisy books have sold worldwide. Lucy Cousins lives in rural Hampshire, England, with her four children--ample inspiration for Maisy's future adventures.
PreS In the first story, Maisy tries to come up with a unique dress-up idea for Tallulah's costume party. All of her friends have already arrived when, "In comes a zebra. Oh, it's Maisy!" In the second title, the endearing white mouse gathers the ingredients she needs and makes gingerbread cookies. As she's cleaning up the dishes, two friends arrive "Just in time for an afternoon snack." The simple texts and bright illustrations done in primary colors make these offerings appropriate for very young audiences. Good choices for laptime, but also suited to sharing in small group settings. Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.