Click, Clack, Surprise!
Happy first birthday, Little Duck!
Everyone wants to look their best for the party. But Little Duck has never had a birthday before, so how better to learn how to prepare than to do what all the other animals do! The sheep trim their wool, so Little Duck trims her feathers. The pigs need a mud bath, so Little Duck quish and quashes, too. All over the barnyard Little Duck snips, slurps, squishes, and shimmy shakes herself ready until...WHOOPS! It's party picture time and Little Duck is a big mess. No matter it's not something Farmer Brown's frosted maple cake can't fix!
- Hardback | 40 pages
- 197 x 254 x 10mm | 422g
- 12 Jan 2017
- SIMON & SCHUSTER
- New York, United States
- f-c jkt (fx: emboss on gloss)+int. ill.; reflective
Other books in this series
13 Dec 2016
Clack, Moo (2000). Once again the action in the barnyard comes to life with endearingly wacky pen, ink,
and watercolor illustrations and fun-on-the-tongue word combinations (like slurp-a-lurp and snippety-clip
). It's Little Duck's first birthday, and the farm is abuzz with preparations. Little Duck really wants to
shine, so he imitates the grooming of the other animals. Things start off well with Big Duck, who rub-adubs
clean in a bubble bath in one of Farmer Brown's buckets. But when the sheep trim their wool, Little
Duck shears his own feathers; and his imitation of the chickens' dust bath leaves him a mess. The pattern
continues until Little Duck arrives, thoroughly disheveled, at his party to a chorus of "Happy Birthday to .
. . ewww!" It's no surprise that the wordplay, repetition, and silly situations created by Cronin and Lewin
make for another fantastic read-aloud in the Click, Clack, Moo cannon.
- Connie Fletcher -- Booklist online * October 6, 2016 * In the 11th "Click, Clack" book by Cronin and Lewin, Farmer Brown and the animals are preparing for Little Duck's birthday party. Once the cake is baked, the decorations hung, and the games chosen, the animals focus on spiffing themselves up for the event. In turn, the duck, sheep, cat, chickens, and pigs "rub-a-dub," "snippity-clip," "slurp-a-lurp," "shimmy-shake," and "squish and squash" clean. Little Duck follows their example, ending with a dust bath and a roll in a mud puddle. Readers are likely to get caught up in the onomatopoeic fun and may be inspired by Lewin's energetic watercolors to wiggle, shake, and strut along with the animals. VERDICT Sure to be a lively storytime read-aloud. Recommended for most picture book collections. -- School Library Journal * November 2016 *
About Doreen Cronin
Betsy Lewin is the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type and its sequels, including Click, Clack, Quack to School!; Click, Clack, Ho, Ho, Ho; Click, Clack, Peep; Click, Clack, Boo!; Giggle, Giggle, Quack; Duck for President; Dooby Dooby Moo; and Thump, Quack, Moo; in addition to a number of other picture books, including So, What's It Like to Be a Cat? and Where Is Tippy Toes? She lives in Brooklyn, New York.