Doreen Cronin Giggle Giggle Quack

ISBN 13: 9780689837234

Giggle Giggle Quack

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This hilarious follow-up to the Caldecott Honor Book 'Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type' sees Farmer Brown's brother Bob looking after the animals while the farmer is on holiday - but Duck has a few tricks planned...Farmer Brown is going on holiday and so he asks his brother, Bob, to take care of the animals. 'But keep an eye on Duck. He's trouble.' Bob follows the instructions in Farmer Brown's notes exactly to the letter. He orders pizza with anchovies for the hens, bathes the pigs with bubble bath, and lets the cows chose a movie. Is that giggling he hears? The duck, the cows, the hens and the pigs are back in top form in this hilarious follow-up to 'Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type'.

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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

About the Author:

Doreen Cronin is the author of the best-selling 'Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type', which was named a Caldecott Honor Book. She is a practising attorney who lives in New York City. Betsy Lewin is an award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including the award winning 'Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type'. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, Ted, and two cats.

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Doreen Cronin
Editorial: Simon & Schuster Children's (2003)
ISBN 10: 0689837232 ISBN 13: 9780689837234
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