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Mar 22 2012

Hop, skip and jump, Maisy! by Lucy Cousins

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Walker, 2012. ISBN: 9781406333725.
Maisy's day is full of activity as she bends, stretches, hops, jumps, chases, races and kicks a ball. Her healthy lunch looks delicious and builds here energy before an afternoon of skateboarding, leapfrogging, skipping, balancing and somersaulting. No wonder she is ready for bed at night!
Each of the Maisy books is an enchanting offering, filled with illustrations of a much stylised mouse taking part in all of the activities any young child would enjoy. This is a special offering for other reasons as well. This hardcover book contains tabs to pull and cogs to turn, giving the effect of movement and activity. Is addition, the left hand side of most pages is devoted to providing a question for the reader. It asks which animals are capable of moving in the same manner as Maisy is demonstrating throughout the story. Hence, it fits the series 'A Maisy First Science Book.'
This title would support Junior Primary or pre-school units of work with a focus on not just animals and how they move but also on activity and healthy eating.
Jo Schenkel

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