Step right up for this farmyard festive tale from New York Times bestselling duo Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin, now available as an eBook with audio!
It’s time for the annual Corn Maze Festival. The farm is bursting with activity.
The chickens build a fence around the cornfield.
The cows give the barn a fresh coat of paint.
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?
It's another interspecies battle of wits and read-aloud winner from a celebrated duo. This time, Farmer Brown is trying to put together a fabulous Statue of Liberty corn maze. But the ever-subversive Duck has different ideas and given that he also owns night-vision goggles and a glow-in-the-dark ruler, it's not surprising whose artistic vision triumphs. This entry is more goofy than satiric it's closer in spirit to Dooby Dooby Moo than Duck for President. But it also proves that this team continues to operate in top form. Lewin is especially good here: her bold, loosely rendered watercolors continue to find new comic depths in the obsessive, cranky Duck (the scenes drawn from the perspective of his night-vision goggles are a hoot). And the subsidiary characters garner plenty of giggles, too. Ages 3 7.