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Byline: Janet Tansley

Maisy's Nature Trail:A Maisy First Sequence Book by Lucy Cousins, pounds 8.99 h/b (Walker Books)

PUT on your well ies, zip up your waterproof and let Maisy be your wildlife guide in this fun, nature-themed novelty book.

It's a perfect day for Maisy to go on a nature trail - and just look what she has found!

Join her as she spots pretty flowers, finds out what is hatching out of that egg and, ooh, who do those long ears belong to?

There are 'pull the tab' delights as you turn page after page of this delightful book. And there's even a free Maisy spotters' guide book to take on nature walks with you.

Sure to be a hit with babies, pre-schoolers and their mums and dads. It's part of a new look Maisy collection.

The Extraordinary Adventures Of Ordinary Basil by Wiley Miller, pounds 9.99 h/b (Bloomsbury)

A BOOK as unusual and fascinating as its title hero, Basil.

Illustrated and written by the author, its colourful drawings alone will have you gripped.

But the story tells the brilliant and bizarre tale of Basil, who is 12 and lives in a lighthouse in a small coastal town.

His life is quite dull - but all that is about to change when he least expects it.

Basil has a surprise visitor, an eccentric professor steering a flying boat, who invites him to travel to Helios, a floating city filled with other-wordly inventions and ideas which are sure to spark the imaginations of readers young and old.

From flying on a pteranodon to battling an evil genius, Basil Pepperell's life will never be ordinary again.

His life isn't ordinary - and neither is this book. A treasure trove of wonder.
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Mar 18, 2008
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