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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
Collections:Your library
Tags:Picture book, farm animals, fantasy

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Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin



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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 |
I used this book to go over strategies for figuring out certain vocabulary such as words like "snickers, stare and popping." It is a story about a farmer and farm animals so a lesson about animals from the book would be a great lesson from this book as well.
  peyrobs | Mar 30, 2015 |
Farmer Brown is going on a vacation. His brother Bob is going to take care of the farm while Farmer Brown is away. Bob is told to keep an eye on Duck because he is trouble. Bob follows the instructions that were left for him. It wasn’t until Farmer Brown called Bob realized that Duck had been writing the notes.

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I grew up on a farm. I can relate to the responsibility of making sure everything is running smoothly. We did not leave home very often in fear of something happening. We did not have ducks that could write letters but we did have a few crazy animals. This book reminded me of the funny things that would happen on our farm.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1.The students could draw a picture of their own farm and the funny things their duck would do.
2. They could bring a stuffed farm animal to school and we could discuss that animal.
3.The students could pretend to be Duck and write their own letter to Bob.
  HaleyMcPherson | Feb 7, 2015 |
I liked this one maybe more than Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type.
Farmer Brown has went on vacation, and leaves his brother Bob to take care of the animals. He also tells Bob to watch Duck, because he's never up to any good. Had a good chuckle from this one. The kids loved it.
The artstyle was a little messier than in the first book.
Happy Reading Kids! ( )
  wickedshizuku | May 12, 2014 |
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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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