Maisy Goes on Vacation
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Maisy Goes on Vacation

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by Lucy Cousins
     
 

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Maisy’s packing her bags and setting off on a fun vacation in a story that’s perfect for young children making a trip away from home.

How exciting! Maisy has put her sun hat, pajamas, toothbrush, and camera into a bag, and she’s off to the train station with Panda and Cyril. They’re headed for the seashore, but getting there is only

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Maisy’s packing her bags and setting off on a fun vacation in a story that’s perfect for young children making a trip away from home.

How exciting! Maisy has put her sun hat, pajamas, toothbrush, and camera into a bag, and she’s off to the train station with Panda and Cyril. They’re headed for the seashore, but getting there is only half the fun. Coloring and snacks help pass the time on the ride to the beach, where Maisy can’t wait to swim, collect seashells, build sandcastles, and lots more. At nighttime it feels special to go to bed in a hotel—knowing that tomorrow another vacation day awaits!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
Join Maisy as she goes on a seaside vacation with her friend Cyril. The adventure starts with Maisy packing her suitcase in preparation for her fun trip. She meets Cyril at the train station where they board the train that is heading to the seashore. Once they arrive at their hotel and unpack, Maisy and Cyril go out to play at the beach. They play in the water, collect shells, and build sandcastles. Later, the two of them write postcards to their friends about their lovely vacation. The simple story is supported with brightly colored illustrations that fill the page. The heavy, black outlines in the pictures make colors bold and attractive to the eyes. Those children who have enjoyed previous adventures in the "Maisy First Experiences" series may also be delighted with this story. There are some nice springboards for conversation, such as the items that a person packs for a vacation, the types of transportation to destinations, or the different activities at a vacation site. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
School Library Journal
PreS-K—Maisy packs her suitcase, walks to the station, and travels by train with her friend Cyril. After spending a day by the ocean, they return to their hotel room to sleep, but not before writing postcards and reading a story. The text consists of short declarative sentences and has two simple questions that can be answered by using the bold, gouache illustrations. This book gives children a preview of what can happen when they leave home to go on vacation and turns apprehension into anticipation.—Tanya Boudreau, Cold Lake Public Library, AB, Canada

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763647520
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
05/11/2010
Series:
Maisy Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Lucy Cousins is the creator of all the Maisy books, as well as YUMMY! EIGHT FAVORITE FAIRY TALES; HOORAY FOR FISH!; JAZZY IN THE JUNGLE; and other books for young children. She lives in Hampshire, England.

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Maisy Goes on Vacation 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My little brother loves this he spends a lot of time reading this book over and over agian
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
PipandBubsmom More than 1 year ago
I was very excited to show my little guy this Maisy book but was dissappointed when I realized it didn't have a "Read to Me" option. I don't mind reading it to him but he likes to be "independent" and read by himself sometimes. It's a good book either way.