Yummy: My Favourite Nursery Stories

by Lucy Cousins

Reading Age: 7+

Interest level: 4+

by Lucy Cousins

Cousins’ version is particularly appropriate as the very earliest introduction for children to the world of fairy tale, and the innumerable retellings available as their reading proficiency grows.

These present a familiar visual style (one of Maisy’s relatives helps to pull out The Enormous Turnip) alongside the simplest of retellings, ideal for carers to read to toddlers, and for early readers to read for themselves.

Visual clues abound, and onomatopaeic sounds and repetitive phrases are printed boldly on the page, encouraging the audience to join in. The tales have traditional resolutions, with wolves meeting their due end!


Publisher: Walker Books

About the author

  • Lucy Cousins

    Lucy Cousins is the multi-award-winning creator of Maisy. Other titles include the Smarties Book Prize-winner Jazzy in the Jungle, Hooray for Fish! - which now appears in animation in Japan; the bestselling New York Times Top 10 Children's Book Yummy; and the critically acclaimed I'm the Best. Lucy Cousins' books have sold over 26 million copies worldwide and are available in 29 different languages. Lucy lives in Petersfield, Hampshire with her partner and four children.

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