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Monday, February 16, 2015

Thump, Quack, Moo: PB #3 for 14:14 Review

Title: Thump, Quack, Moo – A Whacky Adventure
Author: Doreen Cronin
Illustrator: Betsy Lewin
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Year: 2008
Word Count: about 500
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Summary
The annual Corn Maze Festival is coming, and every day 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.


Story Element: Word Play

The Word Play jumps out at readers beginning on page 3. 
Words mingle with the pictures – 

Cluck, Whack! Moo, Thwack! Thump, Quack!

Using vivid verbs that rhyme adds to the fun of this fast paced story.
Illustrations for this book are rendered in brush and watercolor.

(Post #3 for the 14:14 Picture Book Blog Review Challenge created by Christie Wild of Write Wild. http://christiewrightwild.blogspot.com)

14 comments:

  1. Cute! I love Doreen Cronin and have a special connection with Click Clack Moo, as I have a flock of typing ducks myself. I even blogged about them! https://beinglauraboffa.wordpress.com/2014/07/09/in-the-words-of-doreen-cronin-clickety-clack-quack/
    Thanks for sharing, Manju!

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    1. That's great! Thanks for sharing your link.

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  2. Love Doreen Cronin's 'duck series', but haven't read this one yet!

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  3. Love these books too and would like to hear a little bit more about this one. I got to meet Betsy Lewin at an event a few years back - such fun!

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    1. Duck creates his own brand of mischief - as usual. He secretly redesigns the Statue of Liberty corn maze with a Duck Head. :)

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  4. This series is so great...and awesome for word play. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Author Doreen Cronin and Illustrator Betsy Lewin work together really well.

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  5. Doreen Cronin is an expert at word play! Wonderful book, haven't had my hands on this one but that one spread is hilarious! Thanks for sharing this word play example Manju.

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  6. What fun, Manju! Kids love books with this type of word play.
    I'm really enjoying this challenge because I am getting to visit so many new and wonderful blogs. :)

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    1. Thanks, Vivian. I like interacting with other writers too.

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  7. kids love word play (and adults, too. It makes reading it so much more enjoyable)

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