Kid’s Book Review: Maisy Loves Trees

Kid’s Book Review: Maisy Loves Trees

About the Book and Author / Illustrator

Maisy is learning all about different kinds of trees. What is a tree and how does it grow? How do leaves vary? How do trees change through the year and why don’t some trees change at all? Little ones will discover the answers to these questions and many more in this colourful board book. Open out the final scene and wonder at amazing trees from around the world!

Maisy’s Planet books are perfect for little nature-lovers aged from 18 months. Each sturdy, toddler-friendly board book celebrates a different feature of the natural world with bright colours, simple language and a fun open-out final spread.

Another board book in the ‘Maisy’s Planet’ Series (Walker Books) is Maisy Loves Bees

Lucy Cousins

Lucy Cousins was born in 1964, attending a school in Kent. After doing a foundation course at Canterbury College, Lucy did a BA Honours in Graphic Design, followed by a postgraduate degree at the Royal College of Art.
As an adult Maisy, the famous mouse, “drew herself” one day, when Lucy was doodling various animals on a piece of paper, looking for inspiration, and the first Maisy book was published soon after Lucy left college.

Maisy, who also stars in her own television show, has become one of the best-loved characters in children’s books, and is recognized the world over. Lucy won the Bologna Ragazzi Non-fiction Prize 1997 for Maisy’s House and has been Highly Commended for the National Art Illustration Award 1997 for Za Za’s Baby Brother, images from which were also used in a publicity campaign by Tommy’s, the baby’s charity.

Book Review

I have collected leaves from trees just like Maisy

Zaki instantly recognised Maisy and rushed to get his other Maisy books from his bookshelf to show me that they all had the same character. Zaki is fascinated by nature and a keen gardener so the combination of these interests with a familiar character meant that this book was an instant hit! He listened attentively to all the information and linked it to his experiences; he talked about the leaves he had collected for nursery and how he had stuck them on paper just like Maisy. He enjoyed talking about how the trees change, something he will often comment on his way to nursery.

The text in the book was really accessible for Zaki’s age which meant that he remained focused throughout asking appropriate questions and commenting on the pictures. The length of the book was perfect.

Since listening to the information about how a tree grows, he has been asking to save the seeds from the fruits he eats so that he can plant them in the garden and watch them grow into trees.

Zaki was happy to see Maisy’s friends on the final pages and liked the way the page opened out.

Zaki couldn’t wait to share this book with his older sister and Daddy. He has picked this book many times for his bedtime story and I am sure will remain a firm favourite for some time.


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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Zaki
  • Age: 4 years
  • Likes: Swimming, Spiderman and banana pancakes
  • Dislikes: Bedtime
  • Favourite Movie: Minions
  • Favourite Song: Sleeping Bunnies
  • Favourite Book: Peace at Last by Jill Murphy