Maisy the Mouse Turns 30 & She’s Ready for a Celebration

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Can you believe that Maisy the Mouse was published three decades ago? Lucy Cousin’s iconic children’s book character is ready to turn the big 3-0 and Candlewick Press has plans to celebrate.

Cousin’s books have long entertained children, parents and educators with simple stories and visual humor. With over 45 million books in print, including a variety of formats, Maisy continues to encourage a love of reading.

Candlewick Press’s celebration of Maisy includes activities that include a robust activity kit, updated First Experience brochure for educators, downloadable sheets and expanded resources for educators. Parents can also find tons of free Maisy and friends activities on

The 2021 publishing program includes a robust list of titles which exemplify the breadth and variety of Maisy, designed to keep preschoolers engaged and excited. Titles include:

You can introduce your young readers to Maisy with the newly published Happy Birthday, Maisy to celebrate on her actual big day––Feb. 10. Don’t forget to pick up Maisy’s Chinese New Year and Maisy’s Moon Mission, as the adorable mouse learns abut Chinese New year objects and learns about space in her interactive board format.

––Karly Wood



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