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Giggle, Giggle, Quack

by Doreen Cronin, Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)

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The main message of this book is people can be tricksters, you have to watch your back.

I liked this book for a couple reasons. I liked the use of repetition and how the author decided to have some normal text on the page and the use of letters written by an animal.

The words that are repeated throughout this book is “giggle, giggle.” When the note is about a different animal the word will change after “giggle, giggle.” For example, the book starts off by saying, “Giggle, giggle, cluck” and then changes to “Giggle, giggle, oink” when the note talks about giving the pigs a bath. The use of repetition allows for the book to be easily followed.

By having normal text and the story told through the notes written by an animal help the plot of the story. The use of notes allow for a mystery of what animal is writing these notes. The illustrator is also trying to give the readers hints of who is writing the notes by having the duck drawn with a pencil in his hand throughout the book. That isn’t the main focus on the page, but you should see it when reading the book. ( )
  amille115 | Oct 26, 2017 |
The farmer was going on vacation and had his brother watch his farm and animals for him while he was gone. He had a list of things and instructions on what he needed to do. The farmer told his brother to watch the duck because he is a bad influence to the other animals. All along the duck was changing all of the things that the farmer had left for his brother to do. Then the farmer called and heard what was going on and came home. Books show that it is okay to be funny and have fun at times. Also shows that you have to keep a close eye on what you are suppose to really be doing. The author's craft is remarkable how she used the animals sounds to give the animals a voice. Also the wording that she uses is easy enough for young readers to be able to comprehend what the story is about. She uses punctuation in her writing to express the emotion within the story. She also uses quotations to make the conversation parts more realistic. In this book, she make certain words extremely big so it shown to mean and express something important. ( )
  jjuneau | Sep 14, 2017 |
This is a cute book for kids to read. ( )
  RinHanase | Mar 11, 2017 |
This is a cute book for kids to read. ( )
  RinHanase | Mar 11, 2017 |
Giggle, Giggle, Quack is a humorous book. I think children would enjoy this book because they would be interested to see what would happen next. The grade level for this book is pre-k and up. ( )
  alexisjm01 | Feb 21, 2017 |
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Cronin, Doreenmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Lewin, BetsyIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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For Andrew -D.C.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0689845065, Hardcover)

The crafty barnyard crew from Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type is back, and this time Farmer Brown has decided to take a vacation. But not to worry--he's leaving his brother Bob to mind the farm: "I wrote everything down for you. Just follow my instructions and everything will be fine. But keep an eye on Duck. He's trouble." Of course, fans of Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin's last brilliant book already know to keep an eye on that manipulative mallard. Now, wait a minute... what's Duck doing eyeing that pencil?

Poor Bob has no idea what he's in for, and Duck and friends have shrewdly seized this chance to move on from collective bargaining to outright subterfuge: "Bob gave Duck a good long stare and went inside. He read the first note: 'Tuesday night is pizza night (not the frozen kind!). The hens prefer anchovies.'" Well, seems like strange way to run a farm, but... "Twenty-nine minutes later there was hot pizza in the barn." Giggle, giggle, quack, indeed.

Clearly, Duck and his cow pals aren't the only ones around to have mastered the pencil and the keyboard. Cronin and Lewin have put their talents to good use yet again, offering up another simple but clever story fit for kids and grownups alike. Lewin seems to snicker throughout her playful watercolors (gotta love those monogrammed towels: "FB"), and Cronin has a ball with the animal cast and their human patsy. (What do the cows pick on movie night? "The Sound of Moosic," of course. Giggle, giggle, moo.) (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes

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Farmer Brown is going on vacation, leaving his brother, Bob, in charge. "But keep an eye on Duck. He's trouble", farmer Brown instructs. Duck decides to write Bob a series of notes: Bob is to order pizza with anchovies for the hens, bathe the pigs in bubble bath, and let the cows choose a movie. This is a humorous tale where the animals appear to run the farm.… (more)

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