Search Results: "Donna Cousins"


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WAITING FOR BONES by Donna Cousins
Released: Nov. 7, 2011

"A taut, introspective thriller that mixes detailed survivalist fare and character study with aplomb, expertly framed by a vibrant setting."
A story of survival and self-discovery set in the African bush amid army ants, poachers and, of course, lions. 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 >

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MAISY’S NATURE WALK by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

Maisy greets the arrival of spring with a jaunt through the countryside. Read full book review >

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MAISY, CHARLEY, AND THE WOBBLY TOOTH by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"A cheerful introduction to dentistry that's the perfect prescription for worried tots. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Maisy and her entourage soothe a friend's anxieties about the dentist's office. Read full book review >

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MAISY’S MORNING ON THE FARM by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A surefire pleaser for the many fans of the popular TV show and book series. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cousins's lovable pink-whiskered mouse returns in a charming, bucolic tale. Read full book review >

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COUNTRY ANIMALS by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: April 29, 1991

"Outstanding use of form and color, especially suited to its intended audience. (Picture book. 0-4)"
From the talented illustrator of The Little Dog Laughed (1990), an attractive series of six-inch square board books; in addition to Country Animals, there are Farm, Pet, and Garden Animals, each portrayed in a bold, ultra simple childlike style that perfectly captures the creatures' essence. Read full book review >

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WHAT CAN RABBIT SEE? by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 18, 1991

"A winning combination of vibrant, sophisticated graphics and toddler appeal, repeated in What Can Rabbit Hear? (Picture book. 0-3)"
Through glasses defined by Cousins's extra-bold line, Rabbit sees a variety of things in this sturdy flap book: nesting birds; a fish in a pond; a guinea pig (not a rabbit!) in a hutch; stars, moon, and an owl in the sky. 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 >