Giggle, Giggle, Quack

by Doreen Cronin

Other authorsBetsy Lewin (Illustrator)
Paper Book, 2002



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New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2002.


When Farmer Brown goes on vacation, leaving his brother Bob in charge, Duck makes trouble by changing all his instructions to notes the animals like much better.

User reviews

LibraryThing member biblio_girl
When the Farmer goes out of town Duck causes all kinds of mischief for Farmer's brother. Duck is very bad, but very funny.
LibraryThing member terios
Giggle, Giggle, Quack is a cute story about some interesting animals that live on a farm. When the farmer goes out of town, and leaves his brother in charge of the farm, mischief begins. The brother was warned to watch out for duck and all the trouble he might cause. While the farmer is on
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vacation, the duck begins writing letters, pretending to be the farmer. Thanks to the letters, the animals got away with eating pizza for dinner and having movie nights.
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LibraryThing member LeesyLou
My favorite of the series. Duck shows his true nature (he's not a "neutral party" despite that claim in Click, Clack, Moo) when Farmer Brown goes on vacation, leaving his brother Bob in charge of the farm. The sly humor keeps adults amused while the story is easily followed by the pre-schooler.
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Definitely a winning read-to-me book.
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LibraryThing member sharese
Giggle, Giggle, Quack is the 2nd in the series of books about barnyard animals by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin. The animals are smart and outwit the farmer and his friend as much as they can to get the creature comforts they see the humans enjoying. Such a fun read and kids
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just love to see the animals getting one up on humans. The book is full of wonderful pictures and the drawings are adorable. The animals have a life of their own with great facial expressions and devious plans.

An amazing book that my kids at home and at school love to hear. The pictures keep us as entertained as the words and we love to hear what the animals are going to do next.
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LibraryThing member carrie.murphy
This is a hilarious book of what happens when a farmers brother is left to be in charge of the farm. In this book, a duck adds much trouble to the farmers brother and leaves the entire farm laughing with glee.
LibraryThing member srgrammer
This is another farm animal book. The animals play tricks on the farmer's brother while the farmer is out of towm. It's great for k-1 grades.
LibraryThing member mercedesromero
This is a fun book that children will enjoy making the sounds along with the book!
LibraryThing member katitefft
This is another one of Doreen Cronin's hilarious modern fantasy stories for children, featuring the same cunning and clever character "Duck." In this story, the animals are once again up to no good when Farmer Brown goes out of town leaving his brother in charge. While this book does not show the
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animals receiving any consequences for their bad behavior and poor choices, the issue of responsibility is still present throughout the book. It is important that children learn that their choices, even if meant to be funny or silly, impact other people, just like the animals impacted Farmer Brown and his brother.
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LibraryThing member lam032
The Duck can write, the farmer goes out of town and leaves his brother to watch the animals. They keep writiing notes to the brother telling him that they want pizza and to bathe them and its movie night, playing tricks on him. He does everything he is "told" and the farmer finds out whats going on
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when he calls one night and comes running back to the farm. Pretty cute book...
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LibraryThing member agwood
In Giggle,Giggle,Quack there is a duck who likes to try an take advantage of Farmer Brown. In the book, Farmer Brown decides to take a vaction and ask his brother to watch over his farm and to keep an extra pair of eyes of duck because he has a mind of his own. Duck some how finds a way to rewrite
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all the notes Farmer Brown left for his brother giving all the animals in the farm what they want. This books shows humor in the sense Bob never knows he is doing wrong. On, there are games that go along with this book. This is a good website for children to go and play and also it has lesson plans for the teachers.
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LibraryThing member lmsrocks14
The aim of this book could be: How do we use the picture clues to make a prediction? The first graders love this book!
LibraryThing member AshleyFletcher
Farmer Brown was going on vacation and his brother Bob came to keep a watchful eye out on his farm and the animals. The farmer left notes on what to do and gave them to Bob. However, there was the Duck who is the trouble maker as Farmer Brown calls him. After Farmer Brown left Duck went and changed
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all the note left for Bob. They got pizza and the pigs got bathes in the house and dried off with the nicest towels! Duck was very mischievous. Farmer Brown called to check in and Bob said things were great but Duck would giggle and giggle in the background. Farmer Brown seems suspicious. So one night Duck changed the note saying all the animals could come in the house and watch a movie! Farmer Brown called that night and the animals answers the phone with a giggle, giggle, quack, giggle, moo, giggle, oink!!

This is a very cute book to read to early childhood students. Very funny and repeats words. I can not relate to this story but I think it is an enjoyable book!

In the classroom, I can have my students draw their favorite character in the story and write a paper on why they like that character. I can also have a farm bring a few baby animals and let my students see the real thing.
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LibraryThing member weeksie50
When the farmers away, the animals will play.
Duck is a bit mischievous, it is fun to read just to see what Duck will do next.

I read this book to my pre-k students and they always ask me to read it again.
LibraryThing member gdesano
This is a farm story about one particular farm animal who takes witty advantage of a care taker while his owner is gone. The book is witty and hilarious; illustrations are precise and perfect,
LibraryThing member mrindt
When the farmers away, the animals play. This is a very cute book to read to students. Very funny story and has repeating words.
LibraryThing member puckrobin
I adore this book even more than it's predecessor, Click, Clack, Moo. Just when Farmer Brown thought he had regained control of the Farm and can leave for a vacation, Duck outsmarts him - again - this time by manipulating the rather dim but well-intentioned City Cousin who's been brought in to
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watch over the Flocks and Herds. Once again, Lewin's images are both gorgeous and delightfully smile provoking, and once again, Cronin's work can be enjoyed as a simple picture books with some great laughs (I particularly love the page on the Sound of Mooooosic) or it can be used (as I have used it) to demonstrate elements of manipulation of information, aspects of prejudice between rural and urban lifestyles and leadership.
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LibraryThing member firhetrick
Farmer Brown was going on a vacation. He left his brother, Bob, in charge of the animals. Duck is the most trickiest animal to handle. Duck is writing notes to Bob, but Bob thinks its Farmer Brown. Will Duck get his way or will Farmer Brown find out? Read Giggle, Giggle, Quack to find out . Giggle,
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Giggle, Moo, Giggle, Oink, Giggle, Quack. Recommended for ages 2 and up.
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LibraryThing member Leshauck
Grades 2-4. Kids love barn animals. This book is great in teaching them about the farm animals and the sounds they make. Author used great and interesting illustrations
LibraryThing member ht_storytime
[VIDEO] Even funnier than Click Clack Moo. Duck is hilarious! The video is done very well
LibraryThing member wickedshizuku
I liked this one maybe more than Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type.
Farmer Brown has went on vacation, and leaves his brother Bob to take care of the animals. He also tells Bob to watch Duck, because he's never up to any good. Had a good chuckle from this one. The kids loved it.
The artstyle was a
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little messier than in the first book.
Happy Reading Kids!
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LibraryThing member cassie.lee.irwin
Media: Watercolor
Genre: Fantasy
Review: This book is fantasy because the actions of the characters in this book are made to be believable, even though animals cannot actually write in our world. When Farmer Brown goes on vacation Duck starts making trouble by changing all of the notes that he left
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for his brother Bob.
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LibraryThing member margo05
Giggle,Giggle,Quack a very silly book about farm animals and how Duck played tricks on Farmer Brown's brother Bob. Farmer Brown went on vacation and ask his brother to watch the farm leaving him with one piece of advice WATCH DUCK! Sure enough duck played all kinds of tricks on Bob without him
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realizing it. Duck has his way with a pencil writing notes and Bob thinking the notes were from his brother follow all of the instructions on the notes.

Personal Reaction
Very silly book with great pictures. I think preschoolers will love this story.

Extension Ideas
1. Discuss farm animals and draw their favorite farm animal.
2. Visit a farm
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LibraryThing member JenessaMorgan
This book is about a farmer who goes away and leaves his animals to his brother. His brother has to take care of the animals. I would use this book in the classroom because it is funny and fun to read. I would use this for ages 3, 4, and 5.
LibraryThing member Tryante
This story is about a farmer who goes on vacation and needs his brother to watch the animals. The animals sees this as a time to have fun. What else will happen when the owner is away? This is just a funny story to see what trouble the animals can get into.
LibraryThing member bphill5
This was a very cute book, and I liked it. I liked that the illustrations gave clues to what was happening in the story before the text explained it. For example, you can see Duck with a pencil, so you can predict that he's the one writing the silly notes, but it isn't apparent in the text until
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the last page. I also liked that the animals were personified. Ducks can't actually write, but by having the duck writing notes, the hens eating pizza, and the cows watching a movie with popcorn, it makes the book very funny and adds to its genre of modern fantasy. The main idea of this story is to be weary of those you are warned about, because they just may outsmart you!
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27 cm


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