Maisy goes to the library

Lucy Cousins

Book - 2005

Maisy goes to the library in search of a book about fish and a quiet place in which to read it.

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Genres
Picture books
Published
Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press 2005.
Language
English
Main Author
Lucy Cousins (-)
Edition
1st U.S. ed
Physical Description
unpaged : col. ill. ; 20 cm
ISBN
9780606066877
9781442020481
9780763626693
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Review by Booklist Review

PreS-K. In Cousins' latest picture book about Maisy, the amiable little mouse goes to the library because she loves to read a book in a nice, quiet place. Maisy settles down with a book about fish, but her friends come in, and she joins them for a story program. Her once-quiet reading place is now filled with hysterical laughter about the old lady who swallowed a fly. Maisy checks out her book and finds another nice, quiet place to read--outdoors, under a tree. The illustrations, in Cousins' signature style, feature bold, black outlines filled with deep, solid colors, making the pictures easy for even toddlers to interpret. Adults hoping for a simple guide to using libraries may be disappointed. It makes perfect sense to Maisy that she finds a fish book by the aquarium; the Dewey Decimal system can wait a few years. Young children will enjoy this simple, upbeat story set in and around a public library. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2005 Booklist

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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Favorite characters and critters return in force! The lovable mouse and her entourage are back-in search of books, information and more-in Maisy Goes to the Library by Lucy Cousins. Maisy is only too happy to give up her "quiet corner" for storytime; the tale even inspires an improvised game. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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Review by School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-Maisy travels to her local library to find a book about fish and a quiet reading nook. During her search, the mouse sees other animals using the computer, making copies, and listening to music. While looking at the aquarium, she locates the book she was hoping to find. Just when Maisy is ready to settle down to read, her friends arrive for storyhour. This simple book presents the library as a fun, child-friendly place. Colorful illustrations and a familiar setting make it appropriate for early childhood programs as well as for one-on-one reading.-Kristen M. Todd, Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Review by Horn Book Review

In Library, mouse Maisy romps with her animal pals at the library. In Dreams, she admires the sunset, then readies herself for bed. While Library features Cousins's trademark just-the-basics palette, in Dreams she borrows liberally from the color wheel to create a mutating night sky. The results are mixed: the visual experiment is more successful than the storytelling. [Review covers these titles: Maisy Goes to the Library and Sweet Dreams, Maisy.] (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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Review by Kirkus Book Review

Cousins's beloved pink-nosed mouse develops a literary bent in this latest offering in the popular series. Maisy introduces young readers to the many wonders waiting to be discovered in the local public library. In her quest to locate a story about fish, Maisy explores the variety of books as well as the special services provided by libraries, such as computers, copiers and music. Cousins includes typical Maisy capers to keep the youngest readers giggling throughout. When Maisy's friends join her at the library, noisy adventures ensue and the young mouse finds it difficult to find a quiet reading place. By tale's end Maisy has her special spot--outside--and readers have learned about all the fun they can enjoy inside. The vivid colors coupled with simple line drawings of the engaging characters are designed to capture a toddler's eye, offering old friends and newcomers something to check out. (Picture book. 2-5) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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