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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 a great book for children and the whole family because it will keep everyone laughing. Farmer Brown goes on vacation and leaves Bob in charge. Bob is gets completely fooled by duck is writing notes and leaving it for Bob. Farmer Brown figures out that Bob got fooled by duck and comes home to deal with duck. ( )
  Alexgirl16 | Nov 5, 2016 |
Farmer Brown is going on vacation and asks his brother Bob to care for the animals. Bob follows Farmer Brown's instructions exactly...but are they really from Farmer Brown?
  Jennifer LeGault | Oct 17, 2016 |
the farmer's brother is taking care of the farm. the duck tricks the brother to do all fun stuff with the animals (having a pizza party night). Sadly farmer comes home to end the fun.
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  TUCC | Oct 10, 2016 |
I love this book! I enjoyed how it was a follow up to Click Clack Moo except Duck was in charge this time. For example, Duck wrote the notes to Bob. The first note said "Tuesday night is pizza night (not the frozen kind!). The hens prefer anchovies. The second note said "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 very sensitive skin." The final note said "Thursday night is movie night. It's the cows' turn to pick." Bob gets a phone call from Farmer Brown and gets in trouble because he was reading the wrong notes. I also liked the illustrations in this book. Again, it follows the same illustration pattern as Click Clack Moo which helps with consistency. The illustrations are also detailed and follow the words of the story.
The Big Idea of this book would have to be that Duck is now in charge and writing notes for Bob in what he and his fellow farm animals want while Farmer Brown is away. ( )
  JennyRiesett | Oct 3, 2016 |
When the farmer goes out of town and his brother is watching the farm, there is only one rule, don't listen to the duck! This laugh out loud book shows how sneaky the duck can be.
  mackenziespiering | Sep 12, 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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