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Thump Quack MooThump Quack Moo: 09/11/09

Every October we head to a pumpkin patch in Livermore. Besides picking out pumpkins we go through the Corn Maze. We got our copy of Thump Quack Moo by Doreen Cronin right around the time of our last trip through the Maze and laughed ourselves silly.

The book covers the planning and building of Farmer Brown's annual Corn Maze. This year he gets the whole farm involved. Unfortunately for him, the Duck has ideas of his own. The last page unfolds to reveal a top down view of the Maze they have carefully grown. Duck's changes are immediately apparent.

My only complaint with the book is with its construction. The fold out page is not sturdy enough to handle the unfolding by eager children. On our first reading it ripped at the seam and had to be repaired.

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Comment #1: Saturday, September, 12, 2009 at 17:37:39

Girl Detective

This quickly became a favorite of ours, too. I thumbed through it in the store, then laughed aloud, then bought it. Our fold out page is ripped, too!



Comment #2: Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 20:08:44

Pussreboots

I wish book designers made these interactive books more robust. Kids are enthusiastic readers and are hard on books.