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Maisy Big, Maisy Small: A Book of Maisy Opposites Paperback – 8 Mar 2012

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Product details

  • Paperback: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Walker (8 Mar. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1406334553
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406334555
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 0.5 x 25 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 663,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

Explore opposites with Maisy in this exuberant concept book.

About the Author

Lucy Cousins is the multi-award-winning creator of popular children's character Maisy, who has starred in numerous books and a prize-winning, internationally successful animated TV series. Lucy's other titles include Jazzy in the Jungle, winner of the 2002 Gold Nestle Smarties Book Prize 5 and Under Category (9781844284771), Hooray for Fish! (9781406301564) and Za-za's Baby Brother (9780744570267). Lucy lives in Petersfield, Hampshire with her family.


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Format: Hardcover
My 3 year old and 16 month old both adore this book and thankfully it's big enough to share. It's very clear and uses just a few words, so my youngest is enjoying learning basic vocabulary (hot, cold, in, out), whilst my 3 year old is just getting to grips with the concept of opposites and loves accentuating the meanings - Maisy noisy (shouts), Maisy quiet (whispers). Would definitely recommend it to any Maisy fan.
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Perfect for a two to three year old(and older). Its clear, uncluttered,very colourful amusing, obvious in a good way and provides lots of ideas for conversation while reading it.Its also not gender specific: although Maisy is referred to as "she" in other Maisy books its subject matter appeals to boys as well as girls
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This is my 2 year old's favourite Maisy book. She loves the fact that it is a big book but still a softback and loves the bright pictures
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I bought two of these along with two Maisie toys to give as gifts for Christmas. Quite a large book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Color - Great Character 26 Sept. 2007
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Maisy is the best character ever developed for young children. From the DVDs to the board books to the pull-out books, my 2 y.o. can't get enough of Maisy. We found Maisy on a trip to Slovenia in 2003 (known as Minka), and we were overjoyed to find her here at home in the US.

MAISY BIG MAISY SMALL doesn't disappoint. It is a large, colorful, simple to understand and enjoyable book. It presents opposites ("Maisy tall....Maisy short", etc.) - with Maisy as the main character and her friends joining in.

The only reason I didn't add a fifth star is that my little one LOVES the pull-tab books of Maisy, so her interest was lost in the book a little sooner than with other Maisy books (of course, this was after reading it every night for more than two weeks and then sporadically after that).

Again, it is a large lap book. The colors are invigorating. The scenes are delightful. Not much reading required. Older infants and toddlers will most certainly gravitate to this book because of its color, and fun and simply-drawn characters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of our favorite Maisy books 20 Sept. 2010
By M. Dickson - Published on Amazon.com
My daughter (2-1/2) absolutely LOVES Maisy, and this has been one of her favorites. We end up stopping for at least 2 minutes on the "Maisy Everything" page, playing a game where she asks me what I see and I say, "Mommy sees... an OCTOPUS! (or Maisy's bed, or a banana, or whatever)" - my daughter has fun finding MY chosen item, and then she says "Mallory sees a...(something else)" and I find what SHE has picked. Lots of color, great way to learn opposites. Not a story per se, but still tons of fun.
5.0 out of 5 stars Psychedelic Maisy 25 Nov. 2007
By DJ Joe Sixpack - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
One of the boldest, most visually challenging Maisy books, this volume vibrates with the usual barrage of bright, bold, primary colors, but also has a lot of kooky, creative artwork, and a decidedly surrealistic tone. The images are blown up to fill the pages, practically spilling out of the book while overloading the reader's senses. Illustrating over two dozen opposite concepts, this book takes great liberties with Maisy's visual appearance -- when Maisy flies, she has her own wings; when she swims, Maisy has a mermaid tail. For thin vs. thick, her body elongates and then compacts; for fluffy vs. spiky, first her edges soften and then she looks like she just stuck a fork in an electrical outlet. Strictly speaking, not all the concepts are opposites (swimming/flying, for example) but the book's blithe, puckish spirit will sweep away such quibbles. This is a very lively, visually stimulating picturebook, taking Lucy Cousin's cartoonist art style and pushing it in new directions. It's pretty cool... a great book for the littlest readers. (ReadThatAgain book reviews)
4.0 out of 5 stars Highly Appealing Opposites Book! 24 Nov. 2007
By George Buttner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
"Maisy Big, Maisy Small" is a large, bright concepts book of opposites, bursting with visual interest and fun!

The idea of this book is very simple. On the left page, a concept is presented such as "Maisy fluffy." On the right is this opposite, in this case, "Maisy spiky." It's the book's amazing illustrations that bring it to life. Despite their seemingly (deceptively so) style, they burst with excitement and interest. One of the best is "Maisy happy" and "Maisy sad." The left page is a very happy Maisy against a background of an explosion of bright colors, hearts and other symbols, while the left is a sad Maisy against a gray background.

On the book jacket, Cousins comments that she "had so much fun painting Maisy in ways I'd never seen her before." Overall, this is a great success and all fans of Maisy will enjoy seeing her in these new and exciting ways.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FIRST I-Can-Read-It-All-By-Myself BOOK ! 21 Sept. 2014
By JoanTom Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Our 3-1/2 year old grandson found this title in his pre-school library, and on our visit to his classroom he couldn't wait to show us his 'favorite' book -- "Maisy Big, Maisy Small". There are only two words on each page (one is 'Maisy', followed by one word from a pair of Opposites), and he quickly learned to read all 50+ pages. We ordered a copy for him, and he plans to read it all-by-himself to his father as a birthday surprise (...a great gift 'to-daddy' 'from-toddler', yes?!)! [P.S.: I had not heard of the MAISY books before, but am delighted to learn there are dozens of titles in the series! Shall definitely get more for him to enjoy!]
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