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Click, Clack, Quack to School!
Contributor(s): Cronin, Doreen, Lewin, Betsy (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1534414495     ISBN-13: 9781534414495
Publisher: Atheneum
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Product Type: School And Library
Published: July 2018
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Annotation: In this charming addition to the award-winning Click, Clack series from the New York Times best-selling and Caldecott-winning team, Farmer Brown has been invited to be a guest at the elementary school’s Farm Day, but even though the animals have been practicing their best classroom behavior, they discover that they are not allowed in school, a rule they are determined to work around… Simultaneous eBook.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Domestic animals; Fiction.
Schools; Fiction.
Behavior; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Farm Animals
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2018008166
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: Click, Clack
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 10.25" H x 8.00" W x 0.50" (0.88 lbs) 40 pages
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Magazine Reviews (Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2018 #5)
Farmer Brown and his friends (Click, Clack, Moo, rev. 3/00, and sequels) return in this "quack"-to-school adventure. Thrilled that the local elementary school wants him and the barn animals to visit, Farmer Brown preps everyone. The cows, chickens, and pigs are all equally excited—none of them has ever been to school—and they stomp, clomp, cluck, hoot, and holler. Farmer Brown quells the enthusiasm with stern warnings: school is a quiet and serious affair, and there will be none of that boisterousness. (To Duck, who is meditating, Farmer Brown merely advises: "Try not to be so Duck-y.") But a riotous surprise awaits: when the measured pace of this story meets the school's recess bell, chaos ensues, and humans and animals alike happily run amok—though the mice kick back to read some graphic novels and Duck takes a seat at the principal's desk. The text uses sound effects and repetition effectively (Farmer Brown's visit to each type of animal includes the same announcement, excited response, warning, and disappointment), and Lewin's expressive, relaxed-line watercolors add up to a story that will especially entertain readers who squirm in classroom seats, ready to cut loose on the playground. The final spread lays out the school rules, which include the usual ("Be kind") and the less-so ("Don't eat the paste"). Funny and exuberant, this is a welcome addition to the stack of stories featuring these enduring characters. julie Danielson Copyright 2018 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2018 June #1)

When Farmer Brown receives a letter requesting that he and the farm animals visit Dinkelmeyer Elementary School, he is excited: "He had not been to school in a very, very long time!" The cows, chickens, and pigs are eager as well, until Farmer Brown tells them "School is very serious," and they are not to moo, cluck, or oink, which dampens their enthusiasm. Things begin "quiet, serious, and calm" as the visitors arrive, but all bets are off when the recess bell rings: "And the pigs got oinky and holler, hoot, hollered!" A conclusion shows Duck behind the principal's desk. While the end may raise questions (was Duck the principal all along?), readers will grasp the idea that there is room at school for being serious and having fun. Ages 4–8. (July)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2018 August)

PreS-Gr 1–Farmer Brown and his barnyard companions are back in the latest addition to the much-loved series. This time around, Farmer Brown and the animals are invited to Farm Day Lunch at Dinkelmeyer Elementary School. Farmer Brown can't wait, and sets off to prepare the cows, chickens, and pigs, all of whom are excited because they've never been to school. Farmer Brown, however, makes sure they all know that school is very quiet, serious, and calm, and that there is to be no stomping, clomping, or mooing; no snapping, clapping, or clucking; and no hooting, hollering, or oinking. To Duck, whom he finds meditating, Farmer Brown admonishes, '"And try not to be so Duck-y.'" On the day of their visit, everyone piles silently into Farmer Brown's truck and waits quietly in the school yard upon arriving. When the bell rings for recess, the children spill onto the playground in a riot of sound and activity, and the animals all join in the fun—except for the mice, who "read graphic novels in the shade." As in previous entries in the series, Cronin's simple text and repeated refrains invite readers to participate in the story, and Lewin's watercolor illustrations are as expressive and amusing as ever. VERDICT A breezy back-to-school offering, this title will be welcome where other books in the series are popular.—Lauren Strohecker, McKinley Elementary School, Elkins Park, PA

Copyright 2018 School Library Journal.