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 Click, clack, quackity-quack : an alphabetical adventure
 Author: Cronin, Doreen

 Illustrator: Lewin, Betsy

 Publisher:  Atheneum Books for Young Readers
 Pub Year: 2005

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [24] p., col. ill., 23 x 23 cm.

 BTSB No: 250513 ISBN: 9780689877155
 Ages: 2-5 Grades: K

 Picnics -- Fiction
 Animals -- Fiction

Price: $20.71

An assortment of animals gathers for a picnic.

Click, Clack

Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 1.50
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 38242

Common Core Standards 
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
   K.RF Print Concepts

   Kirkus Reviews (09/01/05)
   School Library Journal (+) (11/05)
   Booklist (09/15/05)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 11/01/2005 PreS-Gr 2-The farmyard is aflutter as the "cows that type" return with new correspondence. Youngsters will soon realize that they invited all of their animal friends, including Duck, to a picnic. The alphabetical adventure begins as the "Animals awake" and ends 25 letters later with them peacefully snoring "Zzzzzzzz-." In between there is plenty of fun as Duck pulls the "Mice munching" in a red wagon, "Rain" threatens, and "X marks the picnic spot." Once again, this author-illustrator team works in perfect harmony to create a colorful and funny story with highly expressive animals. It's sure to delight Duck's many fans, and there's a distinct possibility that this adventure will have more appeal to preschoolers than the original story that inspired it.-Maura Bresnahan, High Plain Elementary School, Andover, MA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information. - Copyright 2005 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 09/15/2005 The team that did the Caldecott Honor Book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (2000), and its sequel, Giggle, Giggle Quack (2002), use the same farmyard slapstick to tell a simple alphabet adventure. Animals awake beneath blue blankets. Cows clickety clack on the old typewriter. Then there's Duck dashing, eggs emptying . . . goats grooming, hens helping, and so on. What's going on? Suspense builds until X marks the picnic spot, where the animals have fun, then yawn, and finally catch some Z's. Young preschoolers will learn the alphabet sounds as they act out the animal bedlam and point to the silly scenarios in the uproarious cartoons. - Copyright 2005 Booklist.

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