Reviewed with Lucy Cousins' Doctor Maisy.
Ages 2-4. Maisy, the friendly little rodent now seen on TV, stars in two little stories. Kids will these enjoy the simple, though slight tales and the brilliantly coloured illustrations. In Doctor, Maisy dons a white coat and ministers to Panda with stethoscope and thermometer. Morning shows Maisy at work on the farm: driving a tractor; feeding the chickens, pigs, and sheep; and milking the cow. According to copyright information, the books are based on a Maisy audio-visual series, and the gouache paintings are "illustrated in the style of Lucy Cousins." The derivation of books won't matter to little ones, though. They'll simply enjoy revisiting an old friend. Carolyn Phelan
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PreS-In Doctor Maisy, the little mouse and Nurse Tallulah take care of a sick Panda, "Oh, no. Panda has a fever." When Maisy and Tallulah bump into one another, the nurse has to bandage the doctor's sore nose. In Morning on the Farm, Maisy milks the cow, "Squish squish, squirt squirt"; feeds the pigs and chickens; and then has her own breakfast. Toddlers will be attracted by Cousins's bright, friendly illustrations and simple texts. These two titles are sure to be popular with Maisy fans everywhere.-Kathy M. Newby, Kokomo-Howard County Public Library, Russiaville, IN Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Toddlers will be attracted by Cousins's bright, friendly illustrations and simple texts. --School Library Journal Cousin's lovable pink-whiskered mouse returns in a charming, bucolic tale...the brief tale works well for both ends of the pre-k spectrum: toddlers will delight in recognizing familiar farm animals while older readers will be fascinated by the origins of milk in their cereal bowls. --Kirkus Reviews Little ones will simply enjoy revisiting an old friend. --Booklist