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Maisy's rainbow dream
Cousins, Lucy.
Personal Author:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2003.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 36 cm
In a dream, Maisy sees different things for each color of the rainbow.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.2 0.5 75635.
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Lucy Cousins outdoes herself with this big, bold, brilliant visit to Maisy's dream world--a kaleidoscopic journey filled with familiar friends and fantastical creatures. Maisy is fast asleep in her little bed. Suddenly a dream begins inside her head. When Maisy dreams that she's going on a journey, it's only natural that all her friends come along, too. Maisy dreams about a red ladybug, and there's Charley flying by with a ladybug umbrella. She dreams of a big orange fish, and she and Panda grab a fin and float along. Soon things get even more amazing--a turtle with a shell made of watermelon, a winged clock with the legs of a bird. And when Maisy finally reaches Rainbowland--well, it must be seen to be believed! Little fans will be reassured to see that Maisy's dreams are much like theirs--incredible journeys to places where the everyday world is transformed by the wondrous workings of the imagination.

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 3

Booklist Review

Reviewed with Lucy Cousins' What Are you Doing Maisy? and Where You Going, Maisy? PreS. Television star Maisy Mouse's legions of small fans will delight in these new adventures. Rainbow Dream, an oversize picture book, follows Maisy through a wild dreamtime journey to "Rainbowland," where she encounters whimsical, surreal swirls of ladybugs, fish, and other animals before she wakes to discover a sunny, beautiful day. What Are You Doing and Where Are You Going are small, square, lift-the-flap titles printed on thick paper that is perfect for toddlers' aggressive page turning. In both books, the title question appears on each left-hand page above a series of related objects (juice, apples, bread, and bananas in Where Are You Going). On the right-hand page, a flap lifts to reveal the answer, such as "To the supermarket!" Cousins' signature artwork--bold, black outlines, simple shapes, and bright primaries--is as pleasing and attention grabbing as always. Rainbowland and the everyday activities in What Are You Doing and Where Are You Going will speak straight to a toddler's experience, with plenty of familiar images to point out and name aloud. Easy winners for the very young. --Gillian Engberg Copyright 2003 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

The oversize picture book (roughly 11" 14") Maisy's Rainbow Dream by Lucy Cousins takes children into a fantastical dream with all the colors of the rainbow. As Maisy dreams of a red ladybug, an orange fish and more, she invites her friends-and readers-to come along to see large, funny, dreamlike images, such as a green bus perched on the back of a golden snail or a fish with legs. The enormous trim can barely contain the exuberance of the cheerful mouse and bold rainbow colors. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-In this appealing offering, the little mouse takes a nighttime journey through a vivid dream world. With a spread devoted to each shade of the rainbow, bright gouache illustrations depict the colorful objects that appear as Maisy snoozes in her bed. The hand-lettered text is set against backgrounds that correspond with each hue. Larger in format than previous adventures, this book would work well with groups. Purchase where necessary to satisfy demand for this popular character.-Melinda Piehler, Sawgrass Elementary School, Sunrise, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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