Click, Clack, Peep!

by Doreen Cronin

Other authorsBetsy Lewin (Illustrator)
Paper Book, 2015



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New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2015]


All of the barnyard animals are excited about the arrival of a new duckling, until the noisy little one refuses to go to sleep.

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LibraryThing member melodyreads
funny, funny, funny - adults will enjoy this even more than kids.
LibraryThing member kmcpha3
I liked this book for two reasons. First, the language in the book is patterned and very appropriate for the preschoolers. There is rhyming and repetition throughout the book. For example, sleep, beep and peep rhyme and are repeated throughout the book. Peep peep peep is a line that appears on
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almost every page. At the end of the story, Back and forth repeats several times. Second, the illustrations enhance the story. For example, the illustrations on the last 2 pages show how the farm and fields look after Duck took the ducking for a ride on the tractor to put the baby duckling to sleep. In addition, the illustrations fit the text because the text is geared for preschoolers and the illustrations look like they were drawn with crayons, which a preschool is capable of doing. The big idea of the book is that solving a problem such as putting the baby duck to sleep, isn't always easy.
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LibraryThing member KaylaAnn715
The farm is quite frustrated trying to get Baby Duck to go to sleep. The farm animals try EVERYTHING to get Baby Duck to go to sleep- everything. None of them can get any sleep because he keeps chirping away! Finally, at last, the bigger duck does everything in his power to fall asleep, and baby
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duck finally does! When the farmer woke up the next morning, he had a great night of sleep. Not a sound from the farm! But he woke up and oh boy was it a disaster! At least baby duck fell asleep!
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LibraryThing member Sullywriter
The formula is beginning to wear thin.
LibraryThing member Cheryl_in_CC_NV
No, do not take your baby for a drive to soothe it. ?ŠIf it's not sleepy, it's not sleepy.
Also, the cows did not 'lower the blinds' -- they closed the shutters.?á
This installment seems 'phoned in' to me, sorry.
LibraryThing member catherineparry
This short fiction is cute, but lacks depth. The watercolor illustrations move the book along well, and it is a fun follow-up to Click Clack Moo.
LibraryThing member AbigailAdams26
Duck strikes again in author/illustrator team Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin's ninth picture-book devoted to the humorous (mis)adventures of the animals in Farmer Brown's barnyard. When Baby Duck finally hatches, after much anticipation on the part of the other animals, his incessant peeping is cute
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at first, until the farm residents want to go to sleep. Nothing they do seems to make the duckling sleepy, until finally Duck himself takes a hand, with effective but hilarious results...

Although I am a fan of these books, and am particularly fond of Duck himself, I found Click, Clack, Peep! a little thin, story-wise. There wasn't much to this one, and Cronin's use of onomatopoeia, something to be found throughout the series, somehow felt a little less effective than usual here. The artwork by Lewin was up to standard, as cute and expressive as ever, but all in all I found this one a little boring, and might even have given it a two or two-and-a-half star rating, had the final page not made me laugh out loud. Duck really is a character, and I enjoy his antics, even if I wouldn't want him near any farm I owned. Atypically, I've been reading this series out of order, so I know that subsequent entries were more to my liking than this one. Recommended primarily to determined young fans of Farmer Brown and his animal companions.
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