Maisy’s Moon Landing – by Lucy Cousins

 Maisy’s Moon Landing – by Lucy Cousins, Candlewick Press, 9780763690403, 2017

Format: Hardcover

Rating: (1-5, 5 is an excellent or starred review)  4

Genre:  Picture book

What did you like about the book? As the front cover says, this is a Maisy First Science Book. Drawn in the typical Lucy Cousins style, the illustrations are in bold primary colors with Maisy being the star. One day she decides she wants to fly to the moon, and this book takes her on that journey. On the side of each page there is a picture glossary to explain the space words on that page. It’s an interactive pop-up book with tabs.

Anything you didn’t like about it? The tabs and the pop-ups were flimsy and looked like they would get torn after a few uses. They wouldn’t last long in a home library, never mind a public library where multiple children are reading it.

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is for children ages 3-6.

Who should buy this book? Elementary school libraries and all public libraries

Where would you shelve it ? Children’s Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  Yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher, Washington, D.C.

Date of review: March 8, 2017


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