Click, Clack, Surprise!

Little Duck learns how to celebrate his birthday with a little help from all the other farm animals!

By Doreen Cronin Read by Maurice England Animals / Children’s Fiction / Holiday / Humorous English, Unabridged 7m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Audio CDs December 30, 2016 $14.99 $12.99 9781520063157 Add to Cart

Part of the Click, Clack... series.

							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!

"Cronin merrily describes their preparations in repeating language ("The chickens take a dust bath to look their best. They shimmy shake, shimmy shake, shimmy shake clean"), but the real fun comes as Little Duck mimics each animal, getting frizzier, dustier, and muddier in the process. It's goofy birthday fun that will probably have some readers shimmy shaking and slurp a lurping along with the animals." - Publishers Weekly

"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