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Maisy and her friends are going on a nature walk! This First Experiences book entices children into the great outdoors.
Hooray! Maisy is packed up and ready to go on a nature walk. Everyone is excited when her friends meet up at the park entrance. They’re surprised at how many plants and animals live at the pond, from lily pads to ducks to ladybugs, tadpoles to fish and dragonflies. When they head into the woods, they find the animals to be shy—is that a deer, or even a fox? Looking closely at leaves and under logs helps in spotting small creatures like ants and earthworms. And when they hear birds high in the trees, Maisy uses binoculars to get a better look. Little ones on their first nature adventure and seasoned hikers alike will be happy to share their experience with their favorite mouse and her pals.
About the Author
Lucy Cousins is the creator of the beloved Maisy series as well as a series about Little Fish. She is also the author-illustrator of the widely acclaimed Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year, as well as Let’s Play Monsters; I’m the Best; Hooray for Fish!; Hooray for Birds!; and Splish, Splash, Ducky!
Cousins’ appealing illustrations feature the bold colors and heavy black lines that have become a trademark of her Maisy books. . . a picture book that positively encourages adventuring in the great outdoors.
Cousins knows her audience well, and fills the text with preschool-perfect observational questions, animal sounds, and enthusiastic dialogue; her classic illustrative style is perennially recognizable and captivating to little eyes. . . Maisy’s next adventure introduces early STEM concepts in an entertaining package.
—School Library Journal