MAISY'S FIRST CLOCK by Lucy Cousins

MAISY'S FIRST CLOCK

A Maisy Fun-to-Learn Book
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 2 - 4

KIRKUS REVIEW

Don't be late for toddlers' beloved rodent heroine as she learns to tell time.

Maisy demonstrates a growing independence as she dresses herself, shops for groceries, eats, plays and washes before bed during specific times of day. The audience gets a voice throughout, as they're invited to express their preference for Maisy's outfit or the ingredients needed for baking afternoon cookies. There's directness in the question-and-answer format. “What will Maisy take to bed? / Drink, slippers, book, Panda!” This large, sturdy reissue encourages individual perusal, and the bold, open design supports group participation. Cousins' trademark wobbly lines and solid primary colors are youthfully inspired in traditional Maisy fashion. An imposing cut-out clock, complete with thick, movable plastic hands, remains a secure fixture suited for individual exploration. A dotted clock design on each page pinpoints how the time should read. Maisy's beloved stuffed panda tags along on these slight outings, seen riding in her wagon or holding the sponge during soapy bath time.

No better time than the present to follow Maisy in this well-executed concept outing. (Board book. 2-4)

Pub Date: June 14th, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7636-5095-7
Page count: 16pp
Publisher: Candlewick
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2011




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