Relatable… Maisy Goes To The Bookshop!

Relatable… Maisy Goes To The Bookshop!

9781406369847Everyone knows and loves Maisy. After all, Lucy Cousins’ Maisy series has sold over 21 million copies worldwide, and been translated into 29 different languages. Who doesn’t love Maisy? She’s quirky and fun. She wears bright fun clothes, and always has a new adventure with her friends. Even though she’s a mouse, she’s friends with all types of animals, including ostriches, koalas, elephants, and crocodiles. Maisy always seems to be having a blast, and we just know that you and your kids do too with Maisy.

This time around, Maisy Goes to the Bookshop brings us a very relatable adventure for Maisy. She wants to buy a book! But when she gets to the bookshop, there are just too many to choose from. The shelves are filled to the brim with all different types of books, and Maisy’s just not sure which one is her favourite! She sits down in the bookshop. There’s a book about bears, a book about fish, a book about trucks, and a book about drawing. The problem is – she loves them all!

Maisy eventually gets her friend Ostrich to help her choose. In a charming self-referential nod, Maisy ends up choosing a “beautiful book about birds,” a nod to Cousins’ latest book, Hooray for Birds!, which we reviewed earlier this year. Maisy doesn’t just stop at that, though. She meets up with all her wonderful friends at the cafe, talking about books, their dreams, and their wild adventures. They imagine themselves as pirates, cowboys, astronauts, and even ballerinas.

Lucy-Cousins-200x300With the colourful illustrations, kids will be enchanted. Each page is vibrant and fun, with lots of detail, sure to keep kids entertained with finding all the different details on each page. The drawings are wonderfully bright and cheerful, and kids will love recognising each animal that pops up in the book. Adults will have fun reading this book too, with the aforementioned self referential aspects, and the interactive moments in the text. The book ends with Lucy and her friend Tallulah reading Maisy’s new book “over and over again… and out loud!” The book also features a collaborative story time, as Maisy and her friends sit down in the bookshop with Ostrich reading aloud some of the books to them. As always, Maisy and her trip to the bookstore encourage interactive reading.

The new Maisy book is as delightful as the ones beforehand. Given that Maisy has so many adventures, for kids that really love her, they can find lots of other adventures – Maisy goes to the library, the museum, the cinema, and Maisy even learns to swim! The Maisy series have tons of new vocabulary for your kids to learn, as well as being fun, vibrant, and encouraging spending time with your friends outside, and learning while you do it.

As such, Maisy Goes to the Bookstore is perfect for kids three and up, encouraging them to read along with their parents … and, of course, out loud.

Purchase your copy here, and follow Better Reading Kids on Facebook for more Lucy Cousins and all the kids books you could want.

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Publisher details

Maisy Goes to the Bookshop
Author
Lucy Cousins
Publisher
Walker Books
Genre
Children’s Picture Book
Released
01 April, 2017

Synopsis

A story of visiting the bookshop for the first time from the multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins. Maisy goes to the bookshop to buy a new book, and she also wants to get one as a present for her friend Tallulah. The bookshop shelves are packed full of amazing books! The shopkeeper is very helpful, too. Maisy finds her friends Charley, Cyril and Eddie inside. Everyone has so much fun choosing the books they love and imagining all sorts of wild and wonderful things! They share in story time together and even get to eat a tasty snack at the cafe.
Lucy Cousins
About the author

Lucy Cousins

Lucy Cousins is the multi-award-winning creator of Maisy. A global phenomenon, Maisy books have sold over 21 million copies worldwide and are available in 29 different languages. Other titles include Smarties Book Prize-winner Jazzy in the Jungle, Hooray for Fish! - which now appears in animation in Japan - and the new bestseller New York Times Top 10 Children's Book Yummy. Lucy lives in Petersfield, Hampshire with her partner and four children.

Books by Lucy Cousins

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  1. Peta says:

    Think Maisy mustn’t be shown on ABC TV lately?
    First year I have read Maisy Goes to the Library at school to 5 Prep classes & very few children had ever heard of Maisy!!! I was amazed!!