"I started this story when I was staying at a bed and breakfast on Bainbridge Island, Washington, where I was doing school programs. I noticed an historical marker for The Wyatt House and also happened to have just visited my new nephew named Wyatt in New York. Toss in the various barnyard animals and ducks around the pond at the B&B and suddenly there was inspiration for this story."
"The small boy and girl narrators walk through a country landscape to their friend Wyatt's house and spend a wonderful day playing with all of the farm animals. The visit ends with a parade of children, animals, and music...the central part of the book is the sounds, shown on each page in large letters. Small children will seize the opportunity to join in with hearty quacks, woofs, and cock-a-doodle-doos and will enjoy this pleasant outing." —School Library Journal