Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hop, Skip and Jump, Maisy! by Lucy Cousins -- ADVISABLE

Cousins, Lucy Hop, Skip and Jump, Maisy! A Maisy First Science Book. 16 pgs. Candlewick Press, 2012. $12.99. PICTURE BOOK.

Maisy has a very active life, wiggling and stretching when she gets up in the morning; running and kicking a ball during the day; and snuggling with her panda while falling asleep at night. In-between she manages many other activities -- making sure to stop for nutritious meals to keep herself going, of course.

Energetic toddlers and pre-schoolers will recognize Maisy's antics in their own play, and will enjoy pulling the tabs throughout this interactive picture book. Among other things, they can make Maisy touch her toes, jump rope, and snore. Maisy's busy schedule encourages children to stay active, while sidebars listing other animals who do similar tasks can help spur discussion. Although the paper is fairly sturdy, the many moving parts inside the book make it somewhat fragile; this one is more suitable for supervised play and may not last long in a library or classroom setting.

PRE-K -- ADVISABLE. Reviewed by: Caryn.

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