Maisy's Christmas Tree
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Maisy's Christmas Tree

by Lucy Cousins
     
 

What better treat to tuck in a stocking than this sweet Maisy board book shaped like a Christmas tree?

Today Maisy and her pals are decorating the Christmas tree! There are lights to string, ornaments to hang, candy canes to put up, and an angel to place at the very top. After wrapping presents, it’s time to sing Christmas carols around the tree.

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Overview

What better treat to tuck in a stocking than this sweet Maisy board book shaped like a Christmas tree?

Today Maisy and her pals are decorating the Christmas tree! There are lights to string, ornaments to hang, candy canes to put up, and an angel to place at the very top. After wrapping presents, it’s time to sing Christmas carols around the tree. Merry Christmas to Maisy and all her friends!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
The final scene of the gang caroling around the tree, complete with paper crowns from British Christmas crackers, is delightful. Toddlers celebrating the holiday will enjoy opening this Christmas present again and again.
—Kirkus Reviews Online

This is a happy, nonreligious story composed of simple sentences that flow nicely and lead logically to the festive gathering of singing friends around the tree. And, oh!—the angel on top looks very much like Maisy.
—School Library Journal

Children's Literature - Trudy Shiroma Koeffler
Maisy the mouse gathers her friends to help her decorate her Christmas tree. Each friend in turn selects a special decoration and adds it to the tree. As the animal friends add their decorative touch to Maisy’s tree, her look of delight demonstrates Maisy’s value of each friend. Young children will enjoy seeing each of Maisy’s friends and the brightly illustrated pages in bold colors. The smiles on Maisy and her friends’ faces add a warmth to this simple tale. The last page has all the friends gathered together singing carols for a happy conclusion to this story. This sturdy board book is easy for little hands to hold and turn the pages. The illustrations are simple and yet have some details that can lead to discussions with young children. As in all the Maisy books, Maisy never leaves out her friends, but includes all in the merriment. Reviewer: Trudy Shiroma Koeffler; Ages 2 to 5.
School Library Journal
10/01/2014
PreS—The little mouse and her animal friends decorate a Christmas tree together in this colorful book that has a scalloped edge suggestive of an evergreen's shape. The boldly outlined characters perform one simple task on each page. This is a happy, nonreligious story composed of simple sentences that flow nicely and lead logically to the festive gathering of singing friends around the tree. And, oh!—the angel on top looks very much like Maisy.—Linda Israelson, Los Angeles Public Library
Kirkus Reviews
2014-09-14
Maisy, Cousins' iconic mouse, decorates a Christmas tree with her entourage in this simple holiday offering. On evergreen-tree-shaped board pages, Cyril the squirrel strings the lights, Charley the crocodile hangs candy canes, Eddie tops the tree with an angel, and more. Featuring bold black lines filled in with highly saturated planes of color, the art is as toddler-friendly and accessible as any of the many Maisy titles that have come before it. The text, drawn in the same thick line as the art, is one declarative sentence per page. The final scene of the gang caroling around the tree, complete with paper crowns from British Christmas crackers, is delightful.Toddlers celebrating the holiday will enjoy opening this Christmas present again and again. (Board book, 18 mos.-3)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763674571
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
09/09/2014
Series:
Maisy Series
Pages:
16
Sales rank:
276,985
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.50(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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