Maisy's Castle: A Maisy Pop-up and Play Book

Maisy's Castle: A Maisy Pop-up and Play Book

by Lucy Cousins
     
 

Join Maisy and her friends for some medieval merriment with this delightful pop-up-and-play book boasting a 3D castle.

Lower the drawbridge and get ready for a whole new experience with Maisy! Follow the favorite mouse and her friends as they joust and play archery. Then pull out the play pieces featuring all the characters dressed in palace finery. The

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Overview

Join Maisy and her friends for some medieval merriment with this delightful pop-up-and-play book boasting a 3D castle.

Lower the drawbridge and get ready for a whole new experience with Maisy! Follow the favorite mouse and her friends as they joust and play archery. Then pull out the play pieces featuring all the characters dressed in palace finery. The crowning touch? An exciting pop-up castle for creating extended adventures. A handy pocket stores all the play pieces when the fun is done.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
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. ... Even toddlers-at-arms (with minimal assistance from a yeoparent) can follow the easy instructions to set up the castle and brace it.
—Kirkus Reviews
Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
Maisy and her friends welcome Sir Charley as he rides his horse up to the castle moat. Sir Charley participates in archery practice with Cyril and a jousting tournament with Maisy before approaching the drawbridge to the castle. After lowering the drawbridge, instructions are given for pulling tabs to produce a full pop-up castle. Punch-out figures of Maisy and her friends, complete with horses for riding, can be moved around within the castle for fun and games of the reader’s own creationg. Eddie wears a crown in his role as king. Maisy’s crown would qualify her as a princess. Cyril’s wears a Robin Hood outfit and Tallulah is dressed as a lady of the court. Illustrations of monkeys, penguins, and a peacock add interest inside the castle. A market stall pocket is provided for keeping the figures safe when the book is not in play. Maisy’s fans will enjoy this opportunity to interact with the familiar characters. Part of the “Maisy Place Scene Books” series. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.; Ages 2 to 5.
Kirkus Reviews
2014-10-15
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.The dramatic main event follows a perfunctory scenario in which Maisy welcomes "Sir Charley" the crocodile and others to a bit of archery practice, then dons armor to win a friendly joust "by one point." Even toddlers-at-arms (with minimal assistance from a yeoparent) can follow the easy instructions to set up the castle and brace it. The card-stock punch-outs include four characters in period dress, two rideable destriers and, oddly, a cannon. These can be stored in an accompanying pocket when not in use—or even dispensed with entirely, as the castle is not only festooned with busy guards and other residents, but there is lots of (literal) monkey business going on. Along with sending Maisy further from her customary domestic settings than usual, this outing features a possibly discomfiting quantity of weaponry—none seen actually in use, but still adding an unusually martial note to a series that generally promotes more peaceful pursuits. Just a bit of well-armed fun, more suitable formatwise for a gift than classroom or library shelves. (Novelty. 5-7)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763674380
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
09/23/2014
Series:
Maisy Series
Pages:
10
Sales rank:
311,590
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Lucy Cousins is the creator of the beloved Maisy series. 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 I’m the Best and Hooray for Fish! Lucy Cousins lives in Hampshire, England.

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