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Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin

Giggle, Giggle, Quack (edition 2002)

by Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)

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Title:Giggle, Giggle, Quack
Authors:Doreen Cronin
Other authors:Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)
Info:Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2002), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 32 pages
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Tags:Picture book, farm animals, fantasy

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Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin


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This is a funny book that requires the reader to look at the pictures to fully understand what is happening in the story. A great way to help readers use clues to understand what they are reading. ( )
  Erin_Holte | Apr 26, 2016 |
Duck stirs up trouble on the farm again when Farmer Brown goes on a trip and leaves his brother in charge. Lewin’s illustrations enhance the story with her attention to detail. By looking at the pictures, readers can easily follow along with the story and if they pay attention, even figure out some things before the characters do. ( )
  tmoore3 | Mar 31, 2016 |
Giggle, Giggle, Quack is an entertaining sequel to Click, Clack, Moo. Farmer Brown goes on vacation leaving his brother, Bob, to tend to the farm. Bob is warned to keep an eye on the always mischievous Duck, but once again Duck and the other farm animals out smart Farmer Brown.

The whimsical illustrations are pencil drawings on tracing paper, which was then copied onto water color paper. Water colors were then added to the black drawings, allowing for multiple copies to be made. ( )
  Lheatherly | Mar 19, 2016 |
Along the same lines as CLICK CLACK MOO but less is spelled out - one has to rely on the illustrations to figure out that it's Duck writing the notes - and to my mind it's less satisfying. Still a good one for those who enjoy farmyard mischief. ( )
  JennyArch | Mar 5, 2016 |
I found this book to be so funny! I enjoyed reading it. I loved how the duck was able to fool the farmer’s brother. I also liked how it showed the farmer’s brother reading and following instructions that the farmer left for him. The story is about a farmer who goes away for a few days and leaves his brother in charge. The brother follows instructions that the farmer left but it turned out the bad duck changed all of the instructions. The language of the book was very descriptive. The author described everything that was happening in detail. For instance, “Twenty-nine minutes later there was a hot pizza in the barn”. The author even described how long it took for the pizza to get there. The illustrations of the book were very nice to look at. You could see everything that the farmer’s brother was doing. It showed the animals giggling and smirking while they were fooling the farmer’s brother. The characters in the story relate to the students reading this story in a way. It reminds me of children fooling their babysitters into doing things that their parents would not usually let them do. The big idea of this story is to show students that they cannot always get away with doing things they are not supposed to do. They will eventually get caught and get in trouble. ( )
  madelinependergast | Feb 21, 2016 |
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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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When Farmer Brown goes on vacation, leaving his brother Bob in charge, Duck makes trouble by changing all his instructions to notes the animals like much better.

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