Title: Maisy’s Day Out: A First Words Book
Author: Lucy Cousins
Illustrator: Lucy Cousins
Publisher: Walker Books
Genre: Baby/Young children’s picture book
Book format: Board book
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Description: Maisy – Friends.  Learning.  Fun

  • Learn first words with Maisy – at the farm, the beach, a birthday party and more!
  • Chunky picture tabs are perfect for little hands.
  • Ideal for babies 10 months +

*Free copy provided by publisher for review…

Review:  This is a lovely board book which is just perfect for teaching youngsters all sorts of different first words. ‘Maisy’s Day Out’ is a lovely board book with rounded edges which is just perfect for little hands to hold and touch as it won’t hurt them, and each page is glossy and very colourful. There are pictures on every page along with the various words for each little image and each double page is a section with different words on it and a different day out for Maisy.

Maisy's Day Out book page image one
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The sections all have their own tab and image at the top and side of the book so it’s easy to find the section you want to show kids. Each section has lots of different things pictured and the words clearly displayed next to them so kids can have fun learning these new words. There are sections such as in the park, things that move and even a section of the things you’d get at a birthday party! Every section has a decent amount of items and I love how there are more creative things pictured with their word such as in things that move you have a pushchair.

There’s something I love about Lucy Cousisn’s illustrations, they are always so colourful and bold with that thick outer black line which makes the images all stand out more. I love the way Maisy and her friends look throughout the pages too. Having it be a book featuring Maisy and friends, rather than just a random book of first words, makes this all the more fun as children can try to spot Maisy and friends throughout the pages.

Maisy's Day Out book page image two
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The smaller size of this book along with it’s bold and colourful pages and the broad range of first words to learn just makes this book so appealing to me and I’m sure many others. Although some reviews I’ve read question the use of some words, like birthday cake or hay bales and things like that as not being typical words to use in a first words book, I do think a book with more variety is still very fun. Children will learn these words anyway, throughout life and play and there are plenty of ‘traditional’ first words in here too. Overall this is a lovely book and if you like the style of the images then I’d definitely get this as a first words book, afterall I think it’s important to find a book that kids will engage in and this colourful one certainly feels like something many young kids will enjoy looking at.


Do you like this book?  Have you read any other books in the Maisy series?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂

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