Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Smile Maisy

Smile Maisy

Lucy Cousins
Novelty Book  Series
For ages 2 to 4
Candlewick Press, 2004   ISBN: 978-0763623685

Maisy is out and about with her camera and she is ready to take lots of photos of her friends as they play and have fun. First there is Charley the crocodile who is having a wonderful time playing his saxophone. Then there is Tallulah who is sitting under an pretty flowery umbrella on a beach. Maisy is even able to catch Cyril the squirrel as he drives his little red and yellow race car in a race.

Maisy tells each of her friends to "Smile" as she snaps their picture. By the time she is finished Maisy has a wonderful collection of photographs. There is only one person who has not had a picture taken yet - Maisy herself!

This sturdy large format board book with its bright pictures in solid colours will delight Maisy fans. Small hands will enjoy lifting the tabs to see who Maisy is going to photograph next.