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Maisy's First Clock

Maisy's First Clock

by Lucy Cousins
     
 

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It's eight o'clock, time to get up -- and check on Maisy! With this delightful clock book, preschoolers can follow their favorite mouse throughout the day -- a day much like their own -- while learning the basics of telling time on a sturdy clock with movable hands. What's more, little readers can help Maisy with some very important decisions, by choosing from bright,

Overview

It's eight o'clock, time to get up -- and check on Maisy! With this delightful clock book, preschoolers can follow their favorite mouse throughout the day -- a day much like their own -- while learning the basics of telling time on a sturdy clock with movable hands. What's more, little readers can help Maisy with some very important decisions, by choosing from bright, simple illustrations of familiar objects labeled by name. What will she wear? What will she play with in the park? What ingredients does she need to bake cookies? What will she bring with her to bed? For preschoolers ready to learn about time -- or just to have a great time -- Maisy's First Clock is a sure bet for hours of fun.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Youngsters learn to tell time with a favorite mouse in Maisy's First Clock by Lucy Cousins. "8 0'clock Good morning, Maisy!" This oversize board book chronicles the major moments in Maisy's day; a clock with movable hands and colorful gears peeks out of die-cut circles, and children can place the hands to match the picture on the opposite page. (Apr.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Our British friends have contributed another character and well-designed book package for American youngsters. Maisy the Mouse is not Mickey Mouse cute, but she has a certain long-nosed, bewiskered charm. Cousins's copyrighted font is clear and bold, easy to read, and with personality. Her child-like illustrations are painted with bright verve. The plot of this sturdy board book is simple and keyed around a rather marvelous clock built into the book. It has visible gears that turn, and makes a satisfying clicking sound when used. This is a pretty good tool for teaching little ones that time was not always measured digitally. 2002, Candlewick,
— Kathleen Karr
Kirkus Reviews

Don't be late for toddlers' beloved rodent heroine as she learns to tell time.

Maisy demonstrates a growing independence as she dresses herself, shops for groceries, eats, plays and washes before bed during specific times of day. The audience gets a voice throughout, as they're invited to express their preference for Maisy's outfit or the ingredients needed for baking afternoon cookies. There's directness in the question-and-answer format. "What will Maisy take to bed? / Drink, slippers, book, Panda!" This large, sturdy reissue encourages individual perusal, and the bold, open design supports group participation. Cousins' trademark wobbly lines and solid primary colors are youthfully inspired in traditional Maisy fashion. An imposing cut-out clock, complete with thick, movable plastic hands, remains a secure fixture suited for individual exploration. A dotted clock design on each page pinpoints how the time should read. Maisy's beloved stuffed panda tags along on these slight outings, seen riding in her wagon or holding the sponge during soapy bath time.

No better time than the present to follow Maisy in this well-executed concept outing.(Board book. 2-4)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763617882
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
Maisy Series
Pages:
8
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 11.25(h) x 1.26(d)
Age Range:
2 - 6 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, as well as I’m the Best and Hooray for Fish! Lucy Cousins lives in Hampshire, England.

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