Happy Birthday, Maisy – written and illustrated by Lucy Cousins


      Happy Birthday, Maisy – written and illustrated by Lucy Cousins, Candlewick Press, 9781536216813, 2021, originally 1998

Format: Board book

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

What did you like about the book: Happy Birthday, Maisy 30th anniversary edition is a delightful celebration for Maisy and her friends.  It’s Maisy’s birthday!  Lots of cards arrive, there are party clothes, presents, party games to play, and a birthday feast for all.   An interactive pop up board book full of tabs to pull and flaps to lift with Lucy Cousins colorful illustrations on every page to delight young and old readers.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book?  A wonderful read aloud to share with little ones for their birthday and to be given as a gift to enjoy over and over again.

Who should buy this book?  Preschools, day cares, home and public libraries, early elementary schools

Where would you shelve it ?  Board books

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

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Julie Durmis, J.C. Solmonese Elementary School, Norton, MA

Date of review:  March 23, 2021

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