Tucker Took It! gave me a chance to showcase three things I enjoy.
I love theme and variation!
I enjoy the challenge of setting up a pattern and then playing with it. In the first book, Farley Found It, I established a number of patterns: a repeated phrase, "reveal" scenes where the main character solves a new challenge, and pages where the title character is hiding.
In this book, I kept the same patterns, but tweaked them. So, the hidden Tucker gets a little tougher to find than Farley was. I added a few visual "red herrings" to try to trick kids. I also added some close-ups of Tucker so that we could feel like we were in on his thinking.
Now that I've gotten started on playing with the pattern -- I can't wait to do it again! I'm already thinking of what I might change in the next book.