Maisy’s Moon Mission – Lucy Cousins

 Maisy’s Moon Mission – Lucy Cousins, Candlewick Press, (9781536215083), 2021

Format:  Board Book

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 3

Genre:  Picture Book

What did you like about the book?   Maisy takes off to the moon in this board book filled with lots of manipulatives to slide and spin.  The fun starts on the cover as a bus filled with Maisy’s friends slides to reveal the rocket ship.  After blasting off, a spin of the wheel reveals the sights through a space ship window including the earth, the moon, stars, a satellite and panda in a space suit.  On the moon Tallulah rides a moon buggy while Maisy plants a flag.  The final spread shows the friends safely returning to earth. Cousin’s signature gouache illustrations in bright colors and thick black outlines bring the adventure to life.  This is a fun book for readers interested in space, rockets and the moon. 

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  The thick board pages and sturdy moving parts make this a good choice for libraries.  For babies and toddlers who love Maisy and are interested in space.  

Who should buy this book?  Public Libraries and pre-school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Board Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?  No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review: 2/27/2021         

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