Giggle, Giggle, Quack: with audio recording [NOOK Book]


A favorite farmyard tale from New York Times bestselling duo Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin is now available as an eBook with audio!

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A favorite farmyard tale from New York Times bestselling duo Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin is now available as an eBook with audio!

Farmer Brown is going on vacation. He asks his brother, Bob, to take care of the animals. “But,” he warns, “keep an eye on Duck. He’s trouble.” Bob follows the instructions in Farmer Brown’s notes exactly….but is that giggling he hears?

Giggle, giggle,

quack, giggle, moo,

giggle, oink...

Duck, the cows, the hens, and the pigs are back in this eBook with audio!

In this hilarious companion to the Caldecott Honor book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, Farmer Brown leave his brother, Bob, in charge while he goes on vacation. He gives Bob detailed notes of what to do, and warns him, "But keep an eye on Duck. He's trouble." Bob follows the notes exactly -- not realizing that Duck has rewritten them -- so he orders pizza with anchovies (the hens' favorite) on pizza night, lets the cows choose the movie on movie night, and uses Farmer Brown's good towels on the pigs' bath night. Did anyone hear... "Giggle, giggle, quack, giggle, moo, giggle, oink?"

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Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Fresh from their Caldecott Honor win for Click Clack Moo, Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin present their sequel to the innovative tale of oppressed cows and the world of the written (er, typed) word. This time, it's the power of a pencil and the now-infamous wit of one determined Duck that keeps the farm (and young readers) in stitches.

Farmer Brown is going on vacation -- who could blame him after his last ordeal with Duck? He leaves the farm in the care of his suspenders-wearing brother, Bob, with a set of written instructions that include the warning "But keep an eye on Duck. He's trouble." As Farmer Brown drives away, Duck is seen eyeing a pencil, and readers can imagine what comes next. By the time Bob reads the first instructions from his brother, readers realize a few changes have been made, as in "Tuesday night is pizza night (not the frozen kind!)." Giggle, giggle. For the following day, Bob reads that the pigs need a bubble bath and a rubdown, including the use of the farmer's personal towels. Giggle, giggle, oink. Farmer Brown calls to check in, and when Bob reports no problems, his brother asks, "Are you keeping a very close eye on Duck?" Duck is too busy sharpening his pencil to notice Bob's stare. Thursday is movie night, as specified by the instructions. As The Sound of Moosic plays in the background, Farmer Brown calls again and hears "Giggle, giggle, quack, giggle, moo, giggle, oink..."

With the combination of a simple story and brilliant humor, young readers are sure to laugh at the wacky hijinks as the animals outwit Farmer Brown yet again. Fabulous watercolors convey the lighthearted spirit and jovial nature of these clever farm animals. Lewin's attention to hilarious detail, such as Farmer Brown's vacation attire (Hawaiian shirt and straw hat) and the very appropriate movie choice (made by the cows, of course) classifies this book as a truly rollicking read-aloud. (Amy Barkat)

Publishers Weekly
The barnyard animals first seen in Cronin and Lewin's Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type continue to express themselves via the written word in this clever and funny sequel. When Farmer Brown takes a vacation and leaves his brother Bob in charge ("I wrote everything down for you. Just follow my instructions and everything will be fine. But keep an eye on Duck. He's trouble"), enterprising Duck sees boundless opportunity in the situation. The webbed fellow commandeers the pencil and paper that Farmer Brown has left behind and writes out his own feeding/care tips for Bob to follow: "Tuesday night is pizza night (not the frozen kind!). The hens prefer anchovies." (A "giggle, giggle, cluck" escapes from the onlookers.) Unaware of the note's authorship, Bob complies, and subsequent requests include indoor bubble baths for the pigs and the cows' choice for movie night ("The Sound of Moosic"). The jig is soon up with Duck and company found out in a humorous denouement. Cronin again balances wit and jovial warmth in scenarios that will have readers laughing out loud. Fans of the first book will delight in the details found in Lewin's chipper watercolor washes with a painted bold black line (the electric blankets originally demanded by the cows are put to good use, for example). This sitcom on the farm more than lives up to its title and demands repeat visits. Ages 3-7. (May) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Remember that audacious duck who made an appearance in Click, Clack, Moo (S & S, 2000)? Well, he's back in this hilarious continuation of the subversive antics of Farmer Brown's animals. The farmer is off on a much-needed vacation, leaving his brother in charge with the admonition, "But keep an eye on Duck. He's trouble." Bob dutifully follows his brother's written instructions: "Tuesday night is pizza night .The hens prefer anchovies," and "Wednesday is bath day for the pigs. Remember, they have very sensitive skin," etc. Art and text cleverly play off one another. Early on, sharp-eyed viewers will observe that Duck is rarely without his pencil, thereby giving a clue as to who is really supplying the daily instructions. And Lewin's animated cartoon art with its loosely composed black line manages to capture well-meaning, but perfectly clueless Bob and that pampered barnyard crew. The scam ends when, during a check-in phone call, Farmer Brown hears "Giggle, giggle, quack" (the animals are watching The Sound of Moosic). Kids old enough to catch on will delight in seeing the clever animals pull off another fast one.-Caroline Ward, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Cronin and Lewin team up again for a sequel about the clever crew from the Caldecott Honor-winning, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (2000). This time, Farmer Brown is away on vacation, and his brother Bob is taking care of the farm animals, with instructions to follow the notes the farmer left behind. The mischievous action is led by the duck, the "neutral party" in the previous story, who has learned to print neatly with a pencil. Does the quick-witted duck replace all Farmer Brown's notes with his own carefully printed orders? Do the farm animals get to order pizza, take bubble baths, and watch old movies? Do ducks quack? Lewin's bold watercolors with thick black outlines are just as funny as those in the first story, but a duck writing notes with a red pencil doesn't have the off-beat humor of cows click-clacking away on a typewriter. Similarly, the concept of farm animals tricking their kindly sitter into forbidden treats doesn't have the panache of going on strike for electric blankets. The refrain in this story changes with each incident to reflect the three kinds of animals, again suffering in comparison with that delightfully repetitive refrain in the original story. The many fans of Click, Clack, Moo (both adults and children) will want to read about the cows and their duck friend to see what happens next, but like most sequels, the second story stands not on top, but in the shadow of the innovative original. (Picture book. 3-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442460942
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 6/12/2012
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Edition description: No Edition
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 119,660
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Doreen Cronin
Doreen Cronin is the author of The Chicken Squad series and many bestselling picture books, including Click, Clack, Boo!; Dooby Dooby Moo; Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure; Bounce; Wiggle; Duck for President; Giggle, Giggle, Quack; and the Caldecott Honor Book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at
Betsy Lewin is the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type and its sequels, 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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2014

    A DuckLife 4 story pt. 2

    A DuckLife 4 Story chapter 2: The Champion.... Isn't Quite Champion Yet.

    "Yes, the champion racing duck," Joe said. "Wow," Rain said, just sitting there derp-faced. He shook his head out and looked at Joe. "Let's do this," he said. The training session looked easy enough. The first part was speed. He got a distance of 7342 and gained 6 levels for that one. The next part was endurance. He had a distance of 4325 for that one when he got knocked out by a basketball. "Basketballs," he said. "Never trusted them." He finished the last part with a distance of 1056 and overall had a running level of 26. He was ready for his first race. When Rain was in the race, he looked around. He gulped. It looked so hard. Should he back out and train more, or should he run as fast as he could and try to win? He decided to just run as fast as he could and hope he won. But then, right when the race started, he realized something. His energy level was at 0! Now what was he going to do?

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  • Posted August 17, 2009

    Great for preschool

    My granddaughter "reads" this book to her ralatives often. She has it memorized, of course, and laughs just as loud with the 30th rendition as with the first. It is her favorite!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2006

    This book is really funny!

    I think its funny because a duck writes letters to the farmer. Then the animals get to have what they want. I think you should read this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2003

    A Perfect Sequel

    This story is a perfect sequel to Click, Clack Moo. I laughed the entire time reading this book the first two times there in the store. Both my 7 and 3 year old love the stories of Farmer Brown and his farm animals I can barely wait for the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2002

    My 2 year old loves this book

    The pictures are wonderful and the animals antics just crack my two-year old up. Also check out Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type. It's a wonderful compoanion book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2002

    Why did I Stop???

    As i wander through the store a book caught my eye. The was the beginning of a 1/2 hour non stop laughing jag. I love this book. I have not enjoyed myself so much as i have in reading these book. We as adults we should always stop by and read more childrens books for the sheer joy of them and this is one of the best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2002

    Great Sequel!

    This is a great book. Even as an adult I giggled through the whole thing. What a wonderful addition to Click Clack Moo.

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