Maisy Goes on Vacation

32p. 978-0-76364-752-0.
PreS-K—Maisy packs her suitcase, walks to the station, and travels by train with her friend Cyril. After spending a day by the ocean, they return to their hotel room to sleep, but not before writing postcards and reading a story. The text consists of short declarative sentences and has two simple questions that can be answered by using the bold, gouache illustrations. This book gives children a preview of what can happen when they leave home to go on vacation and turns apprehension into anticipation.—Tanya Boudreau, Cold Lake Public Library, AB, Canada
Maisy and company pack up and head for the beach. After a train ride deposits them at the shore, she and her friends build sandcastles, write postcards, and stay overnight in a hotel. As usual, Cousins's bright, simple, color-saturated paintings will draw preschoolers in as they follow along with another "Maisy First Experiences" story.

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