Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Thump, Quack, Moo
Cronin, Doreen. 2008. Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure. Illustrated by Betsy Lewin.
This picture book is in the popular series, the oh-so-wonderfully-funny, an ever-must-read series that began with Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type and continued with Giggle, Giggle, Quack, Duck for President, and Dooby Dooby Moo. The series features the almost-always-outwitted Farmer Brown and his barn animals--cows, chickens, pigs, ducks, etc. I don't believe I've reviewed any of these books (yet) for the blog. But it's only been a matter of timing, not of love. I love this humorous series, and I highly recommend them all. I don't know if I've ever seen such a perfect pairing than Cronin and Lewin when it comes to writing and illustrating. (Well, maybe Scieszka and Smith...)
In this adventure, Farmer Brown is preparing for the Corn Maze Festival. He's busy working on a maze for his corn fields--he's got big plans and high hopes. But he may have met his match in Duck who has plans of his own for that field. Animals doing silly but fun things is what you'll find in Thump, Quack, Moo.
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