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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; 1ST edition (October 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689877153
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689877155
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 9.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Starred Review. PreSchool-Grade 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
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PreS. 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. Hazel Rochman
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More About the Author

Doreen Cronin is the successful author of many bestselling picture books, including Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure; Bounce; Wiggle; Duck for President; Giggle, Giggle, Quack; Dooby Dooby Moo; and the Caldecott Honor Book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Customer Reviews

This is a fun, delightful book as this series always is.
Debra H. May
They'll have fun pushing buttons and hearing the noises...and learning along the way.
Katrina B.
The book was added to our school library and every week it has been checked out.
LIBRARY PRINCESS.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Alyssa on October 26, 2005
Format: Hardcover
My 3 1/2 year old loves all of the Duck stories, so when I found this ABC book I thought terrific! He was so excited when he opened the box and saw Duck on the cover. We sat down immediately to read the story and found there wasn't a story, just silly words for each letter. My son was extremely disappointed. I hope to get him interested in the letters and pictures, but he prefers Richard Scarry books for that, he was hoping for another Duck adventure.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mike Beri on November 16, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Please keep this in mind as my son is way past learning his alphabet and this book was a great disappointment. No stories here, just a D for Duck, C for Cow, etc, from A-Z. I was going to give this review 3 stars but I should have paid more attention to the title. For what it is, it's a great book.

As a story book 0 Stars

As an alphabet book 5/5 Stars
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By William in Lawrenceville, GA on February 9, 2006
Format: Hardcover
"The cows on Farmer Brown's farm are typing again," proclaims the liner notes to Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack. And indeed, there they are right on the C-page, Clickety-clacking on the typewriter. A duck grabs a page from the cows and totes it along in his beak. By the M-page, he's also pulling a bright red wagon with a blanket-covered basket inside. Other animal friends join the wagon-wielding, page-toting duck as he runs along. Where is everyone going? The destination is finally revealed at W, where we see a picnic blanket crowded with fruits, a pitcher of lemonade and that picnic staple we all love - Watermelons! X - Y - Z brings the book to a satisfying close: X marks the picnic spot, Y-awns erupt among the picnicked-out animals, and then Z-zzzzzzzzz....

Animal illustrations throughout the book are engaging and often amusing, but too often they seem distracting and extraneous to the overall story. As an example, the G-J pages are a hodge-podge of action that seems only vaguely related to the picnic, and it culminates with a confusing depiction of the Duck jumping over an inch-worm that seems to be jumping at the same time. The page carried by the duck disappears completely from R through W (6 pages), and by the time it is revealed at X its significance may have been forgotten by the reader.

For children who eagerly anticipate the ongoing adventures of Farmer Brown's cows and know to expect that their typewritten page will play an important part in the story, this book should be a satisfying adventure. Those who have never ventured to Farmer Brown's farm should probably start with an earlier adventure in the series.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By littlenazz on January 20, 2006
Format: Hardcover
My 16-month-old loves this book. Not only did it get him excited about the letters but also about going on a picnic. We read Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack together every night, and he knows that when the animals go to sleep at the end of the story, so does he! The other reviewer should take another look at this alphabetical adventure, since she seems to need some spelling guidance (it's NONSENSE...).
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Don't buy this if you are looking for another wonderful story about Duck and his farmyard friends, buy this for your toddler. Very few concept books try to tell a story - most of them are just pictures and perhaps a word or two - this one does. Admitedly, with just a couple of words per letter, it's a very brief story (the animals go have a picnic), but it's a nice alternative to most early alphabet books. Our 19-month-old is very fond of this one and the companion volume, Click, Clack, Splish, Splash: A Counting Adventure which is also a concept book that tells a story.
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By Amanda J on February 28, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I bought this through my son's pre-school's book flyer from publisher, so I didn't realize that it wasn't part of the series but just an alphabet book, and a boring one at that. Maybe if he was really into the characters from the other books he would like this.

I'd suggest the original Click Clack Moo instead if you want a story.

Or if you want an alphabet book, Richard Scarry's Car book from A to Z is fun pictures, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is sing-songy, Bruno Munari's ABC if you want beautiful drawings.
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By K. Hazen on November 5, 2006
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
We bought this book for our daughter because she loves the other two Doreen Cronin books that we have --- Click, Clack, Moo - Cows that Type and Giggle, Giggle, Quack. The artwork in this book is great and it is a very quick read but she always chooses to read the other two first. It's a great book to have in your child's reading collection but if you don't have any of Doreen's books yet I would get Click, Clack, Moo and Giggle, Giggle, Quack first.
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By hfdladder6 on September 23, 2010
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When I ordered this book, I did not do a lot of research. I enjoy this series of books and figured its another book for my nephews collection. My nephew is 1 years old so I know I needed to find a "board book" but what I did not know was this book came with sounds! I was so excited to see my nephews face as he figured out that it made sounds too! It was a fantastic buy! (the sounds are a bit repetitious but its very cute for young ones!)
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