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Sep 07 2009

Maisy's Street: A Maisy Concertina Book by Lucy Cousins

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Walker Books, 2009. ISBN 9781406321982.
(Age 2+) A wonderful concertina book which also has the added fascination of flaps that open up, Maisy's Street is sure to delight the very young. The book opens with an instruction to walk down the street with Maisy to Eddie's birthday party. On the way Maisy collects friends and the reader meets the doctor, the postman and goes past the bank, the library and the ice-cream van.
Each page is numbered and the young reader will have lots of fun following the concertina and turning over the right page as well as lifting up the flaps to see what is underneath. There are two metres of two-sided pages, so that's a lot of fun and a lot to see in Maisy's Street!
The book is made out of sturdy cardboard and brightly illustrated with simple text. It is sure to please readers who are familiar with Maisy and will be a great introduction for children who are unfamiliar with other Maisy books.
Pat Pledger

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