Search Results: "Dave Cousins"


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WAITING FOR GONZO by Dave Cousins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2015

"Cousins follows up his debut (15 Days Without a Head, 2013) with another tightly woven, heartwarming story of the ups and downs in the life of a teenager and his family. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Oz, aka Marcus Osbourne, faces unexpected challenges when his family relocates from London to a farmhouse in a northern village. Read full book review >

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15 DAYS WITHOUT A HEAD by Dave Cousins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2013

"Expect good things from this new voice in teen fiction. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A teenager holds his crumbling family life together in this finely crafted debut that strikes a delicate balance between humor and pathos. Read full book review >

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COUNT WITH MAISY, CHEEP, CHEEP, CHEEP! by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A book that doesn't take any 'cheep' shots at the material. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Barnyard antics combine with flaps and basic counting skills in this, the latest of Maisy's adventures. Read full book review >

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MAISY'S CASTLE by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Just a bit of well-armed fun, more suitable formatwise for a gift than classroom or library shelves. (Novelty. 5-7)"
A relatively sturdy pullout castle with a die-cut drawbridge and a dragon in the cellar serves as playscape for punch-out figures of medieval Maisy and her friends. Read full book review >

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MAISY'S FAIRGROUND by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Even confirmed fans are unlikely to give this perfunctory outing more than a quick spin. (Pop-up/picture book. 4-6)"
Maisy and friends visit an amusement park, but the experience is about as exciting as watching a dropped Creamsicle melt. Read full book review >

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CREATE WITH MAISY by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2012

"A wonderful resource for those who work (and play) with young children. (Craft book. 2-8)"
A beloved children's-book character explores her creative side and encourages children to get crafty. Read full book review >

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MAISY BIG, MAISY SMALL by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Maisy fans will not be disappointed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Maisy the beloved mouse is back as you've never seen her before in this clever collection of opposites. Read full book review >

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HOORAY FOR FISH! by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Preschoolers will happily dive into this oversized cousin to Lois Ehlert's Fish Eyes (1990), and Cousins' own Maisy's Rainbow Dream (2003). (Picture book. 3-5)"
Fish sporting bright colors and broadly brushed patterns flash across solid blue color fields, as Little Fish introduces finny friends, from "spotty fish, stripy fish, happy fish, gripy fish," to "eye fish, shy fish, fly fish, sky fish." Read full book review >

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MAISY GOES TO THE LOCAL BOOKSTORE by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Perky support aimed at young kids in the age of Amazon. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The upbeat little mouse treads familiar ground in the search for literary gold. Read full book review >

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MAISY'S BUS by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Another solid, engaging piece from Maisy and Co. (Board book. 1-3)"
Mouse Maisy drives a green bus to the beach. Read full book review >

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MAISY'S DIGGER by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A pleasant introduction to basic story structure. (Board book. 2-3)"
Maisy and her pals create a pond. Read full book review >

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MAISY PLAYS SOCCER by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Goooooooooal! (Picture book. 2-6)"
As she did for fairy tales in Yummy (2009), Cousins distills the world's most popular sport down to its most essential elements for the small fry. Read full book review >