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MAISY GOES TO THE HOSPITAL by Lucy Cousins

MAISY GOES TO THE HOSPITAL

By Lucy Cousins (Author) , Lucy Cousins (Illustrator)

Age Range: 2 - 6

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-7636-3377-6
Publisher: Candlewick

In a First Experiences Storybook, Cousins’ inimitable mouse Maisy makes another foray into the genre of picture books aimed at reassuring fearful readers. When Maisy breaks her leg on the trampoline, she must go to the hospital for the first time. Once there, Maisy meets Doctor Duck and Nurse Comfort and makes new friends with the patient in the next bed. Cousins lightly skims the surface of what a hospital visit might entail for a young reader. While her benign explanation will be reassuring for the youngest of readers, this by no means is a detailed preparation—those seeking more realistic portrayal would do well to look elsewhere. Her bright gouache paintings feature her familiar and beloved cast of characters and introduce a few new friends, and her simple tale is just right for a gentle introduction to a hospital visit. (Picture book. 2-6)