Monday, October 13, 2014

Maisy's Fire Engine

Maisy's Fire Engine (Maisy) by Lucy Cousins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Category: Board Book

Age: 6 months – 18 months

Synopsis: The Maisy the Mouse book series hails from England and features cutesy drawings in primary colors with simple text chronicling the adventures of Maisy and her animal friends. In this sturdy board book, Maisy and her squirrel friend, Cyril, rescue a cat.

Bilingual benefit: Unlike many boardbooks for babies and under 2 toddlers, “Maisy’s Fire Engine” has plot, interesting yet simple text, and English onomatopoeia (the fire engine goes “nee-nah” and the water goes “swoosh"). While the language in “Maisy’s Train” is more useful, “Maisy’s Fire Engine” is still a nail-biter for a little one: how will Maisy rescue Little Black Cat?!?

Availability in Israel: I found this Maisy book in Tel Aviv in either Tzomet Sfarim or Steimatzky, although I do not recall which one. As both Tzomet Sfarim and Steimatzky carry a large selection of Maisy books, you can probably ask them to order the book for you if you are unable to find it in one of their brick and mortar stores. In addition, the book is available for order on Amazon USA and Amazon UK.

Previewing the book: Although the book is not available for preview on Amazon USA, it can be previewed on Amazon UK. (last checked 13/10/2014). In addition, you can find several videos of people reading it out loud on YouTube.

Lil guy: A regular read.

Mama: Highly recommended. I would buy this again and for a friend.

See all my reviews on books available in Israel.

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