Lucy Cousins is the acclaimed creator of all the Maisy books, as well as Hooray for Fish!, Jazzy in the Jungle, and other books for young children. She lives in Hampshire, England.
PreS-Gr 1-In this installment in the series, the mouse and her friends spend a rainy day at a natural history museum. On each spread, the familiar characters describe what they find in each exhibit. Cousins's flat-color gouache illustrations outlined in heavy black are friendly and familiar for young children and the explanations of what one might find in a museum can spark interest. A few terms, such as "marvel," "vintage," and "exhibit," will have to be explained to the youngest listeners.-Lynne Mattern, Robert Seaman School, Jericho, NY Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.