Cover image for Maisy dresses up
Maisy dresses up
Cousins, Lucy.
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First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Maisy the mouse makes a very special costume for Tallulah's costume party.


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PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
J PIC BOOK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Maisy the mouse makes a very special costume for Tallulah's costume party.

Author Notes

English children's book author/illustrator Lucy Cousins was born on February 10, 1964. She studied at Canterbury College, received a BA Honours in Graphic Design from The Faculty of Arts and Architecture, Brighton Polytechnic, and earned a postgraduate degree from the Royal College of Art.

Cousins is best known for creating the popular Maisy mouse character for preschool children. Her first book was published not long after she finished college, and Maisy even has her own successful television show.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 1^-3. Maisy the mouse, now seen on TV as well as in books, appears in several new volume. In Dresses Up, Maisy debates what to wear to Tallulah's costume party. She arrives at the party dressed as a zebra and announces, "Hello, everyone. It's party time!" In Gingerbread, children can follow Maisy through the simplified steps of making gingerbread cookies in the shapes of little animals. Two little animal friends, shaped just like the cookies, arrive to join her in eating the treats. Whether you call the stories slight or just short, they will please toddlers looking for a familiar character, a little action, and a happy ending. The bright-as-paint colors of Cousins' gouache palette are intensified by the bold, black lines that define the shapes of Maisy's world. Other titles in the set are Maisy's Bedtime (0-7636-0884-X) and Maisy's Pool (0-7636-0886-6). --Carolyn Phelan

School Library Journal Review

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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.