Create with Maisy: A Maisy First Arts-and-Crafts Book

Lucy Cousins. Candlewick, $16.99 (48p) ISBN 978-0-7636-6122-9
Maisy the mouse hosts this oversize book, which offers directions for 17 simple craft projects. Primary-colored spreads on glossy pages combine photographs of the materials needed and finished products with Cousins’s trademark thickly outlined, gouache animal characters. Maisy’s projects include prints made from paint and pieces of sliced fruit and vegetables; masks constructed from paper plates, popsicle sticks, and feathers; and a pasta necklace. All of the crafts are within the grasp of preschool-aged learners, while forming a foundation for creative experimentation. Ages 4–up. (July)
Reviewed on: 07/09/2012
Release date: 07/10/2012
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