Kid’s Book Review: Maisy’s Book of Kindness

Kid’s Book Review: Maisy’s Book of Kindness

About the Book and Author

How many ways can you think you can demonstrate kindness?

Join Maisy and her friends as they explore all sorts of wonderful ways to be kind, such as sharing, caring, giving, helping the planet and more! This beautiful, bright and joyful celebration of kindness will be an inspiring addition to the bookshelves of little ones and their parents, carers and teachers.

Maisy's Big Book of Kindness
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.

Book Review

The charming illustrations and bright colours do make it an engaging book for children

Ilaria was immediately drawn to this book and has requested to read it a few times already, including taking it to bed to read. The charming illustrations and bright colours do make it an engaging book for children.

The topic is a lovely one, exploring all the different ways people can be kind. I was really impressed how many ways the author came up with and how many specific examples she generated for each type of kindness.

Ilaria shared that she liked the character of Maisy the best and she liked the pages where Maisy made Cyril a birthday card and Charley gives Cyril a birthday cake.

The use of six animal characters across the book worked well as it developed a through story that linked each kindness topic. The only criticism I would make is  exploring five ways to be kind with 6-8 pages for each makes for quite a long book!

For a 3 year old (and I would suspect even for slightly older children) it was difficult to stay focussed for the whole book at times, even though I did not read all of the text due to this. But overall a really lovely book with beautiful illustrations and a lovely theme.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Ilaria
  • Age: 3 years
  • Likes: Animals, looking after her bunny rabbits and yoghurt
  • Dislikes: Bedtime and having to stop playtime
  • Favourite Book: Bunny and Bee's Noisy Night by Sam Williams
  • Favourite TV programme: Waffle the Wonder Dog
  • Favourite Song: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star