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Maisy Big, Maisy Small: A Book of Maisy Opposites

Maisy Big, Maisy Small: A Book of Maisy Opposites

Lucy Cousins
Picture Book  Series
For ages 1 to 3
Candlewick, 1985   ISBN: 978-0763634063

Are you ready to spend some time with Maisy Mouse? In this book Maisy is going to show us a collection of colorful, sometimes funny, and always charming opposites. Some of the opposites will be familiar, like seeing Maisy in the dark and in the light, and seeing Maisy in a hot place and in a cold place. Others are a little more original. We get to see Maisy alone and then, on the next page, there she is surrounded by her friends. Here is Maisy covered in spots and the next Maisy that we see has stripes covering her body from nose to tail.

This is a perfect book to introduce children to some of the world's many opposites. The pictures are bright, cheerful, and appealing. Maisy is, as always, impossible to resist with her wide smile, her pink ears and nose, and her busy life.

There are many other titles in the Maisy Mouse series which compliment this book very well including ""Maisy's Book Tower.""