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Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure (2008)

by Doreen Cronin

Other authors: Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)

Series: A Click, Clack Book (7)

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Farmer Brown and his barnyard animals are back in this hilarious hi-jinks adventure. With the annual Corn Maze Festival coming up, Farmer Brown is determined to create a masterpiece - a Statue of Liberty maze! - in his field. He convinced all the animals to help, by giving them hammers (the chickens), paintbrushes (the cows), and threatening their supply of organic feed (Duck). As usual though, Duck has some mischievous plane of his own...

I found Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure quite amusing, and chuckled aloud at a number of points. Given that this is the seventh picture-book that author Doreen Cronin and illustrator Betsy Lewin have created about these characters, that is quite impressive. Duck remains one of my favorites, of course, given his humorously scheming nature, and well-developed sense of self-worth. Recommended to fans of the earlier books about these active, independent farmyard animals and their sometimes befuddled human caretaker. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Oct 31, 2018 |
The whacky animals are back to "help" Farmer Brown prepare for the corn maze festival at the farm.
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  TUCC | May 29, 2018 |
In my opinion, this is a humorous book for children and adults alike, and it catches the attention of the reader well. For example, the mice in the story did not help with Farmer Brown's corn maze like the other animals did because they were too busy taking a meteorology course. I personally thought this was funny, and this was consistent throughout the story. I also liked that the author personified the animals, giving them the ability to build a ticket booth, a barn, and a fence. In real life, a chicken or a duck obviously would not be able to hold/use a hammer. The illustrations also enhanced the story, and is appropriate to the humorous mood of the story. For example, when Farmer Brown was not happy with what the animals did to "help" his cause, it showed that the chickens were stuck in the fence, the cows painted themselves on the barn, and the duck made the ticket booth too small. With the help of the illustrations, we can see why Farmer Brown was not happy. The big idea of this story is that some things are better done on your own.
  jburkm1 | Feb 15, 2018 |
Elementary
  SteppLibrary | Jan 10, 2018 |
Hmm.  No happy ending here... well, I guess it's all about Duck getting his comeuppance....  But the mouse's meteorology course sub-plot was a bit disappointing.  Still, another worthy entry in the Cows that Type series.  Poor Farmer Brown.... ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 141691630X, Hardcover)

It's time for the annual Corn Maze Festival.

The farm is bursting with activity.

Cluck
Whack!

The chickens build a fence around the cornfield.

Moo
Thwack!

The cows give the barn a fresh coat of paint.

Thump. Quack!

Duck builds the ticket booth for the hot-air balloon ride.

Everyone is excited. Well, Duck is not excited exactly. But he has a plan. As Farmer Brown designs the corn maze for the festival, Duck does some designing of his own. Guess who's in for a big surprise?

The always-creative, always-hilarious, always-champions-of-corn-mazes pair who brought you Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type; Giggle, Giggle, Quack; and Duck for President have planned a terrific event. Step right up, folks.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:48 -0400)

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The annual Corn Maze Festival is coming and everyday the chickens, cows, and Duck help Farmer Brown--with a few bribes--to create a special Statue of Liberty corn maze, and every night Duck works hard recreating his own surprise.

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