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Lucy Cousins

  • 5 stars across 213 books
    Lucy Cousins Biography
    Lucy Cousins is a British author and illustrator best known for her hugely popular Maisy Mouse series of books. Lucy's first Maisy book was published shortly after she left college and the character now also stars in her own TV show. Lucy won the Bologna Ragazzi Non-Fiction Prize 1997 for Maisy’s House and has been Highly Commended for the National Art Illustration Award 1997 for Za Za’s Baby Brother, images from which were also used in a publicity campaign by Tommy’s, the baby charity. Jazzy in the Jungle won the Smarties Book Prize in 2002.

    Lucy's books are aimed at preschoolers with her instantly recognisable illustrations. She's sold more than 31 million children's books worldwide in a variety of formats - picture books, sticker books, cloth books, colouring books, board books, lift-the-flap books and 3D play sets. 

    Lucy lives in Hampshire with her husband and four children.

    Lucy Cousins Facts
    While studying at the Royal College of Art, Lucy met illustrator Quentin Blake who encouraged her to develop her strong sense of design and use of colour.

    Our favourite Lucy Cousins Book Characters
    Maisy - from the Maisy Mouse series of books
    Jazzy - from Jazzy In The Jungle
    2nd February 2017

    A Busy Day for Birds

    Peck, hop, flap and make some noise in this story full of colour, rhyme and feathered friends! Flap your wings, fly up ... More

    (40 reviews)
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    5th September 2013

    Peck Peck Peck

    A 'hole' lot of fun! Today my daddy said to me, "It's time you learnt to peck a tree." Little Woodpecker has just lear... More

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    5th April 2018

    Where Is Little Fish?

    Little Fish is playing hide-and-seek with his fishy friends. Can you find him? Babies and toddlers will love searching ... More

    (15 reviews)
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    7th February 2019

    Little Fish and Mummy

    Hello! I am Little Fish, swimming in the sea. I love my mummy very much, and Mummy Fish loves me. Join Lit... More

    (13 reviews)
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    7th January 2021

    Happy Birthday, Maisy

    Celebrate 30 years of Maisy with this extra-special anniversary edition of the classic pop-up book Happy Birth... More

    (13 reviews)
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    5th April 2018

    Count with Little Fish

    Join Little Fish on an underwater journey, and count from 1 to 10 along the way. Little readers will love Lucy Cousin's... More

    (12 reviews)
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    6th June 2013

    Hooray for Fish!

    Swim with Little Fish and meet all his fishy friends in this splishy-sploshy riot of colour and rhyme under the sea!... More

    (11 reviews)
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    3rd March 2022

    A Good Place

    Follow four adorable insect friends as they look for a good place to live. A delightful new picture book from the aw... More

    (10 reviews)
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    3rd May 2010

    Maisy Goes to Nursery

    Maisy joins her friends for a busy day at nursery in the seventh title of the popular First Experience series. ... More

    (9 reviews)
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    1st June 2009

    Maisy Goes to the Museum

    Maisy and her friends find lots to enjoy on a fun trip to the museum! There's so much for Maisy and her friends... More

    (8 reviews)
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