Maisy Goes Camping

Age 3 to 5

Maisy Goes Camping by Lucy Cousins

Publisher: Walker Books
ISBN: 9781844287116

Maisy and her friends are going camping in the countryside. But pitching the tent is very difficult! And even if they can get the tent ready before nightfall, will there be enough room in it for Maisy, Charley, Tallulah, Cyril and Eddie?
In this story, each character goes into the tent one at a time, before there are too many characters in the tent and they all pop out. There are opportunities here for children to practise their counting skills and to use calculations to work out how many characters are in the tent at each point in the story. This story could also be linked to the concept of size - which characters are bigger or smaller? And why can't any other characters fit in the tent with Eddie the elephant? 
This book is also explored in an NRICH Early Years activity.