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Mar 22 2010

Maisy's book of things that go by Lucy Cousins

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Walker Books, 2010. ISBN: 9781406321722.
(Age 3-6) Recommended. Maisy's Book of Things that Go is an exciting introduction to transport. Maisie likes to travel and she tries out lots of different ways to reach her destination. She loves to walk and ride her bicycle. She sails out on the waves and has a tram ride. She takes a train and soars high in the sky in a hot air balloon, and then at night she dreams of flying to the moon.
The illustrations are coloured with the bold, vivid palette that Cousins uses so beautifully and Maisy's mouse features and smiling face are a delight as always. There are tabs for eager little hands to make the vehicles move and a wonderful pop out at the end of the book. On each side of the left hand page are instructions to find something on the vehicle illustrated, for example on the bicycle the reader has to find the pedals, chain and bell. This activity is an excellent way of introducing new vocabulary to an emerging reader.
This is a stimulating and memorable book that would be exceptionally useful when talking about transport. Best of all it is a lovely book to read and handle and children will want to revisit its engaging pictures and intriguing pull outs.
Pat Pledger

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