Cousins's lovable pink-whiskered mouse returns in a charming, bucolic tale. Maisy greets the day diligently doing her...

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MAISY'S MORNING ON THE FARM

Cousins's lovable pink-whiskered mouse returns in a charming, bucolic tale. Maisy greets the day diligently doing her morning chores around the barnyard. Preschoolers get a glimpse of a farmer's life as Maisy bustles about tending to her animals. As always, the topic, while simply presented, piques a preschooler's interest. Readers discover that farm animals want their breakfast too—chickens gobble up corn, sheep graze in the grass, pigs eat at their trough, and even the cows are milked before Maisy settles down to her own repast. The brief tale works well for both ends of the pre-k spectrum: toddlers will delight in recognizing familiar farm animals while older readers will be fascinated by the origins of the milk in their cereal bowls. Vividly colored, full-page illustrations accompany the text. The zippy pictures feature brilliant background hues in neon orange fire-engine red, as well as Cousins's familiar chunky figures. A surefire pleaser for the many fans of the popular TV show and book series. (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: N/A

ISBN: 0763616117

Page Count: 24

Publisher: Candlewick

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 2001