Maisy likes going to the library. She loves to read a book in a nice, quiet place. Today, Maisy wants to read a book about fish, but she can only find books about birds or tigers. So she explores some of the other things to do in the library, like using the computer, making copies, listening to music, or looking at fish in the aquarium. Aha! Finally Maisy finds a sparkly book all about fish. But just as she settles into a corner to read, along come Cyril, Tallulah, Eddie, and Ostrich — and they all have noisier activities on their minds!
I don’t know what it is about the Maisy books that makes them so appealing to my kids. Both of my daughters have been drawn to Maisy and her friends from a very young age–maybe it’s the simple pictures or bold colors? Regardless, they really like these books and often seek them out at the library. I don’t mind them, but I don’t love reading them aloud.