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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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Giggle, Giggle, Quack is a fantasy book because they give the animals human qualities like the duck who write notes to the farmer. This is a book that a child who is learning how to read could read easily. It also is a fun read to keep the child engaged throughout the story. This is a book that teachers could have in their library for children to read on their own. It also would be a fun, silly book for a teacher to read to their children while talking about farms and farm animals in the classroom. The illustrations are very well done where it really shows the detail of what the author is talking about. ( )
  kelsmarie09 | Dec 3, 2015 |
Farmer Brown decided to go on vacation while leaving his Brother, Bob in the charge of his farm animals eventually, Farmer Brown tells his brother to follow instructions and everything should always be fine. As Farmer Brown throws a little pencil on the ground, Duck finally shows it when Farmer Brown drives his car and thought he just heard about giggles and snickers when he droves away that he would not be sure, though. When Farmer Brown was going on vacation, Bob gives Duck a good long stare and went into his house. After Duck made a note, Bob was inside his house and reads the first note about pizza that spells "Tuesday night is Pizza night. (Not the frozen kind!). The hens prefer anchovies". Twenty Nine minutes and thirty seven seconds later, A Pizza Delivery Man arrives on a bicycle selling hot pizza at Bob's Farm. That very night, Bob carried his lantern and walked outside to checked on his animals along with Duck that Everything was always just fine. The next day, Bob read the second note that spells "Wednesday is bath day for the Pigs, Wash them with my favorite bubble bath and dry them off with my good towels, Remember, They have sensitive skin". Then Bob washes the pigs in the bathtub in no time. Farmer Brown called his Brother home on the telephone on Wednesday to check in and asks him that Bob feed the animals like i wrote in the second note. Then Bob was done and counted seven empty pizza boxes. Later, Bob asked his brother that he showed his note about the pigs. The Bob proudly starts taken care of and gave Duck a good long stare when Duck was a little too busy by sharpening his pencil inside the sharpener to notice. The Farmer Brown suggests his Brother to keep him inside the house that he was just a bad influence on the cows while eating a slice of pineapple. Pretty soon, Duck wrote the second note and spelled. "Thursday night is movie night, It's the cows' turn to pick". Late that night, Bob was inside the kitchen popping corn while the Duck's friends, the animals went inside the living room to be watching "The Sound of MOOSIC". Finally, The Telephone started to rang very loud as the rooster crowed. For the only thing, Farmer Brown hears on the other end on the telephone which was "Giggle, Giggle, Quack, Giggle moo, Giggle oink..." And finally screams like "DUCK!!!". Then the animals looked in the Uh-oh surprise. Then Duck wrote a secret message called "It's for you, Bob!". Later, Bob's Brother, Farmer Brown came back from vacation and takes off running. ( )
  A_Ozoglu | Dec 2, 2015 |
After reading this book, I was very pleased with the story. I liked this book for two main reasons. I found the characters to be incredibly entertaining. For the other farm animal books, I was already familiar with how cunning Duck could be, and this book managed to take his funny personality one step further. In this book, the animals mess with Farmer Brown’s brother, Bob, by writing nots “from Farmer Brown” to give them special treatment, like pizza and movies. Duck is, of course, the mastermind behind the operation, and I appreciated getting to see even more of his mischievous side. I also really liked the illustrations, as I always do when they’re by Betsy Lewin. In this book, I appreciated how bright and colorful the backgrounds were. I also really enjoyed how she, again, made the animals look so realistic and human when it was just them, and then completely innocent when Bob was around. It really added an additional level to the book, as it showed me that all of the animals were in on the joke. The message of this book is expressed by Bob—always be wary, and heed advice given to you. Maybe if Bob listened to that, he would not have gotten fooled by Duck. ( )
  mkatz9 | Dec 1, 2015 |
In this book, Farmer Brown, who seems to be in most of Doreen Cronin's books, went on vacation and left his farm to his brother Bob to be in charge of the animals. Farmer Brown had written instructions down for Bob, but the animals had their own instructions in mind. They wrote that they should get pizza on Tuesday night.They wrote that the pigs get a bubble bath, and the cows get to watch a movie. When Farmer Brown called home, he heard the animals laughing at Bob because they had tricked him. ( )
  kcaffrey | Nov 1, 2015 |
4 1/2 - another Chick Fil A freebie. Duck is trouble! ;) ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
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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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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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