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September 15, 2009

Maisy Goes to Preschool

Maisy Goes to Preschool by Lucy Cousins is just one of the great books in the Maisy First Experiences book collection. This book ($12.99) arrived in our house at just the right moment. We were a few weeks shy of my preschooler going back into her second year of school. The big jump from two days a week to three days was looming large on our calender. We read this book it right away and immediately fell in love.

"Preschool for Maisy means a day filled with friends and things to do, from the time she hangs her coat on a special peg to the time she says good-bye." I love the simple illustrations and how perfectly it depicts my child's typical day at her preschool. From snack time to the classic activities like painting, story time and art class Maisy does it all, just like my daughter. She identified with Maisy and all her friends as they went through their day. Reading this book refreshed her memory on what a school day is like and opened up the idea of the new school year as a topic for discussion.

Cousins has created a wonderful character with Maisy. The bright illustrations and easy reading are a great way to introduce new topics to your kids and help explain them.

Available at online at and other fine book stores.

MPR Rating: Four Stars.