Hop, Skip, and Jump, Maisy!

Citation: Cousins, L. (2012). Hop, skip, and jump, Maisy! Somerville, Mass.: Candlewick Press. maisy

Age: 0 – 8

Grades: PreK-Kindergarten

Description:  Hop, Skip, and Jump, Maisy! is a pull the tab book, with bright illustrations typical of the Maisy series of books. When children pull the tab, Maisy demonstrates different activities, such as jumping, stretching, and running.  Cousins’ text also emphasizes the importance of a nutritious snack and getting a good night’s sleep.

Uses:  Hop, Skip, and Jump, Maisy! is a perfect text for use with toddlers and preschools in small storytime settings.  The bright colors and familiarity of the Maisy character will endear audiences to this story, and the pull the tab feature will capture children’s attention. Children can be encouraged to move along with Maisy as the tab is pulled.

Review Sources: no professional recommendations found – part of popular Maisy series in many libraries.

Tags: animals, exercise, pull the tab, Maisy