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|Click, clack, peep!|
Author: Cronin, Doreen
All of the barnyard animals are excited about the arrival of a new duckling, until the noisy little one refuses to go to sleep.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 1.40
Points: .5 Quiz: 173500
Kirkus Reviews (12/01/14)
School Library Journal (11/01/14)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 11/01/2014 If Farmer Brown thought Duck was trouble, just wait until Baby Duck arrives! Baby Duck hatches with a crack, crack, crack to a chorus of moo! baa! oink! The exuberant little thing is delighted and delightful as she laughs, waddles, and plays. But when the other animals begin to yawn (new parents will relate), the bright yellow critter simply will not sleep: peep, peep, peep. The text features a bouncy, playful rhythm and rhyme, setting a quick pace, while loose watercolors capture the comical antics. After the animals have tried everything they can think of to send Baby Duck to sleep, such as a lullaby and a cozy blanket (the sheep knit one), Duck comes up with a plan—effective, if a bit destructive. All’s quiet in the barnyard . . . until Farmer Brown wakes up, that is! An irresistible addition to the Click, Clack, Moo series. - Copyright 2014 Booklist.
School Library Journal - 11/01/2014 PreS-K—From the team responsible for such classic barnyard escapades as Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (2000) and Giggle, Giggle, Quack (2002, both S. & S.) comes a new installment about the indomitable Duck. This time, he receives a very special package (the title page, recto, and verso show the arrival of the truck that delivers a crate with a duck egg inside). The entire farm quietly watches the momentous hatching. Soon, the egg cracks and a fuzzy yellow duckling emerges, breaking the silence with loud and insistent "Peep peep peeps." The increasingly exhausted animals take turns trying to calm the relentless Baby Duck, but nothing works, until Duck notices and pitches in. Giving tractor rides back and forth across the farm puts the little one to sleep, though in true Duck style, it wreaks havoc for the farmer. Lewin's characteristic watercolors are as funny and expressive as ever. Though not quite as involved as some of Duck's previous adventures, this is a delightful bedtime story for fans familiar with Duck and little ones who might be new to these wonderfully silly tales.—Yelena Alekseyeva-Popova, formerly at Chappaqua Library, NY - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.