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Lucy Cousins

  • 5 stars across 98 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

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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 Little Fish and ... More

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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! Pa... More

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    1st February 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 to disc... More

    (7 reviews)
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    3rd July 2014

    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 learn... More

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    5th September 2013

    Spells-A-Popping Granny's Shopping

    There's more trouble afoot for the little girl whose Granny is a (shhh, whisper it) witch, whom we first met in Hubble B... More

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    7th April 2011

    Maisy's Bus

    Jump aboard with Maisy and see who's waiting at each bus stop! Today Maisy is driving her bus. Join her along the route... More

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    1st February 2016

    Maisy's Sports Day

    Get energetic with Maisy on her very first sports day! Ready, steady, go! A story of experiencing sports day for the fi... More

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    21st June 2011

    Maisy's Bedtime

    Have fun getting ready for bed with Maisy! It's bedtime for Maisy and Panda. Read all about the things Maisy has to do ... More

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    1st February 2013

    Maisy Learns to Swim

    Goggles and swimsuit at the ready - it's Maisy's first swimming lesson! Maisy's a little nervous ... today she is going... More

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