Maisy, Cousins’ iconic mouse, decorates a Christmas tree with her entourage in this simple holiday offering.
On evergreen-tree–shaped board pages, Cyril the squirrel
strings the lights, Charley the crocodile hangs candy canes, Eddie tops the
tree with an angel, and more. Featuring bold black lines filled in with highly
saturated planes of color, the art is as toddler-friendly and accessible as any
of the many Maisy titles that have come before it. The text, drawn in the same
thick line as the art, is one declarative sentence per page. The final scene of
the gang caroling around the tree, complete with paper crowns from British Christmas
crackers, is delightful.
Toddlers celebrating the holiday will enjoy opening this Christmas present again and again. (Board book, 18 mos.-3)