Reviews for Maisy Drives the Bus
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2000 Fall
Based on short adventures from the film series starring the cheerful mouse, these slight books lack the charm of Cousins's pop-up books. Maisy fans will be drawn to the bright illustrations, but the simple stories seem incomplete. Copyright 2000 Horn Book Guide Reviews
School Library Journal Reviews 2000 June
PreS-Maisy's fans will not be disappointed by either of these titles. In Bus, a simple concept book, the little mouse proves to be a very responsible driver. At each of the first four stops, she picks up an animal friend. At the fifth, she drops them all off, making sure she doesn't leave anyone behind. While Maisy Takes a Bath, Tallulah, a chicken, impatiently waits for her friend to come out and play. Eventually, she hops right into the tub with Maisy. The protagonist has a charming personality with plenty of sparkle. Both books feature bright colors; clearly defined, recognizable objects; and lots of repetition. Great fun for storytimes and lap sharing.-Susan Marie Pitard, Weezie Library for Children, Nantucket Atheneum, MA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.