The perfect first book for babies, these attractive, bright spongy cloth books introduce first concepts to the very young through the appealing world of Maisy, these delightful books with their bold, simple illustrations are the ultimate crossover between toy and book. Maisy's Playtime shows the little mouse engaged in various activities; in her sandpit; on the swing; kicking a ball, whereas the other books have a more linear feel - Maisy's Teatime shows her baking some delicious fairy cakes for her tea, Maisy's Bathtime features Maisy getting ready for a bath with her little toy duck, adding lots of bubble bath before climbing in, and in Maisy's Bedtime, the little mouse goes through her bedtime routine of brushing her teeth and even sitting on the loo before climbing, tired, under her patchwork quilt.
Lucy Cousins has illustrated numerous Maisy titles, including Maisy Goes to Bed; Maisy Goes Swimming; Maisy Goes to the Playground; Maisy Goes to Playschool; Maisy's ABC; Count with Maisy; Maisy's Colours; Maisy's House (Winner of the 1997 Bologna Ragazzi Non-Fiction Prize); Maisy at the Farm; Happy Birthday, Maisy; Happy Christmas, Maisy; as well as sticker, mix-and-match, colouring, board and story books based on the TV series. Among her other books are Noah's Ark, Zaza's Baby Brother and Katy Cat and Beaky Boo. She has four children.