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Book Review for Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure

Posted on: July 12, 2009

51et9mhorEL__SL500_AA240_ Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure

Written by Doreen Cronin. Illustrated by Betsy Lewin.

Athenuem Books for Young Readers Simon Says Kids


 It’s time for the Annual Corn Maze Festival and Farmer Brown has big plans. It is going to take a lot of work to make a Statue of Liberty as well as all the other planned activities. Will he be able to finish it on time? Not by himself, but he just might if he get help from all his farm animal friends.

When he talks to the chickens, they don’t want to help. Not until Farmer Brown lets them use his hammers.

The cows refuse to help until Farmer Brown convinces them to help by letting them use his paintbrushes.

It’s Duck’s job to build the ticket booth for the hot airballoon rides but he is not happy. He wants to do something else. He has his own idea of what the festival needs.

 All the while, Farmer Brown measures out his maze. He plans out each detail. It will be his finest work but will it turn out as he plans?

 Kids from four to eight will love this book done in the tradition of Doreen Cronin’s other books. . . especially the surprise twist at the end. Done in brush and watercolors Betsy Lewis‘s style of illustration will delight the young and the young-at-heart alike.


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