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Giggle, Giggle, Quack

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  18,936 ratings  ·  270 reviews
Farmer Brown is going on holiday and so he asks his brother, Bob, to take care of the animals. 'But keep an eye on Duck. He's trouble.' Bob follows the instructions in Farmer Brown's notes exactly to the letter. He orders pizza with anchovies for the hens, bathes the pigs with bubble bath, and lets the cows chose a movie. Is that giggling he hears? The duck, the cows, the ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (first published May 1st 2002)
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Sep 13, 2012 j rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to j by: tommie
Shelves: 2012, nina
This book confirms what you probably already know: ducks are jerks. You think you can go on vacation, but no. Soon they are launching an insurrection, trying to overthrow the proxy you left in place and bankrupting you with lavish movie and pizza parties while their piggish friends literally bath themselves in luxuries at your expense.

Ducks, man. Ducks.
Jolene Aho
“Giggle, Giggle, Quack” takes place on Farmer Brown’s farm. His brother Bob comes to take care of the animals when Farmer Brown goes on vacation. The animals leave notes that trick Bob into doing things they want such as ordering pizza and giving them baths in the house. In the end Farmer Brown is upset when he figures out what is happening.
This book is a picture book because it has pictures on each page and little text. The pictures are integral to the story.
This book is most appropriate for
Emily Allen
From the creators of Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type, the great team Cronin and Lewin have come out with an another equally great, ‘sequelish’ piece of children’s literature. In this book, Farmer Brown is going on vacation leaving his brother in charge of the farm. Instructed to follow the directions left in Farmer Brown’s notes, Bob follows suit, not knowing the Duck has surreptitiously replaced all of Farmer Brown’s notes with his own. Bob is instructed to order pizza for the animals, give the ...more
Eva Leger
Jul 10, 2010 Eva Leger rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Eva by: library
Shelves: julias-books
Another cute Doreen Cronin Duck book. I have to admit that this duck is charming with all of his troublemaking ways. Julia got the biggest kick out of him carrying around his pencil for the whole book. I liked how fast she grasped that it wasn't the farmers notes Bob was reading but Duck's. She picked up on this a few seconds after I did which surprised me.
Duck is really a lovable character and Betsy Lewin's illustrations are pretty cool too. Very kid friendly and Julia loves that as well.
This sequel to "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that type" is also engaging and fun. The premise is that Duck, (the former mediator) is now influencing things for his own benefit when the farmer goes on vacation and leaves his brother, Bob, in charge.

A delightful read, that possesses a bit less zip than the last book simply because the concept is no longer new (having been done in the previous book). A great book to check out from the library
'Keep an eye on Duck. He's trouble.' - Farmer Brown to his brother Bob

One of my all-time favourite children's books, ideal for reading to kids aged 3 and up, or for beginner readers to read to you. Fully-painted with fun & colourful illustrations, this charming tale of a clever (and pencil-wielding & note-scribbling!) Duck having some fun with his fellow farm animals while the farmer's away on vacation.

Farmer Brown goes on vacation and leaves his brother Bob in charge of the farm, tellin
A wonderful sequel to Click- Clack - Moo. This book follows the same pattern. This time goose has a pencil. He writes Farmer Brown's brother, who is again watching the farm, various instructions for the animals care. These instructions include things such as spa baths for the pigs and animal movie night.

Again there is repeating language that kids can join in and read/say. The illustrations include large pictures of Duck's letters. Thus, children are shown writing that communicates for a purpose.
Kathy Leonard
Cronin, Doreen. Jaja, jiji, cuac (2011). The main character in the text appears to be a duck. The farmer takes a vacation and leaves another man in charge of the farm. The farmer wrote a note and left on his way. I infer the note is about how things should be run in his absence. The duck is a bit of a mischievous character and takes advantage of the situation. He writes notes and the temporary caretaker does things that are not the norm: he orders pizza, he gives the pigs baths in the bathtub, e ...more
Megan B
I give this 4 stars because my husband and kids love these books so much. I don't love them quite as much, but Daddy and the kids sure do get a kick out of them!!
Heather Barrett
This is a very silly book about a duck who changes notes so that the farm animals can get special treatment. This is the second book in a series after Click, Clack, Moo, Cows that Type. There are other books in this series that come after this so if a child finds that they enjoy this book, there are always other books that the parent, librarian, or teacher can recommend to the child. The pictures are very bright and help bring the story to life. This story is also very amusing from the point of ...more
Abby Buckham
These farmer brown and animal books make me laugh so much. I don't know why I find them so amusing. However, I love the first one the best but this one is almost just as good. I enjoy the humor behind the duck and looking for the clues that show the tricks that are occurring. I think it would be fun to have students to write the "duck's response" to a farmer brown note either as a whole group, in pairs, or individually. Then the class could read them allowed and try to figure out which one is a ...more
Sandi Roe
This book went over great at our family library story time. Bob, the farmer, leaves his brother in charge, while he is on vacation. It didn't take the kids long to figure out the notes Bob's brother sees, are probably not written by Bob. Bob warned his brother that Duck was a trouble maker. Duck carries a pencil around through the book. Notes are left to order pizza with anchovies for the chicks, bathe the pigs in the bathtub with bubble bath, and movie night with popcorn for the pigs. It is a v ...more
Giggle Giggle Quack by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin is a follow-up to Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type by the same team. Farmer Brown leaves his brother Bob in charges of the farm while he goes on holiday. He leaves detailed instructions and advises Bob: 'But keep an eye on Duck. He's trouble.' Duck has a pencil and hijinks ensue involving pizza, bubble baths, and movies.

The text is funny and silly. There are opportunities for audience participation in the Giggle, Giggle phrases. Th
Farmer Brown is going on vacation and has left his brother Bob in charge. Although Farmer Brown warned his brother about the sly duck on the farm, Bob finds himself performing odd chores such as ordering pizza for the barn, giving the pigs a bath, and renting the movie "The Sound of Moosic." Armed with a pencil and a sense of humor, Duck keeps Bob busy.

"Giggle, Giggle, Quack" is appropriate for ages 3+ (Grades PreK+).

This book is crafty and will keep readers attention. This book is a spin off
Christina Mathers
This story is about a farmer who is going on vacation and needs his brother to watch the farm animals for him. He especially wants his brother to keep an eye on the duck because he's trouble. Farmer Brown left descriptive instructions for his brother Bob on how to take care of the animals; they even got to eat pizza (I wonder why). Every now and then you will hear a giggle, giggle from a farm animal with a noise they make afterwards, "giggle, giggle, cluck." Brother Bob was doing everything on t ...more
Mary Borgese
Giggle, Giggle, Quack written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin is a hilarious children's picture book story that makes everyone, of all ages, smile and laugh out loud. The clever duck is at it again while Farmer Brown is away on a holiday vacation. Farmer Brown put his brother Bob in charge and left him a stack of instructions on how to take care of each animal. Before leaving, Farmer Brown made sure to tell Bob to keep an eye on Duck, "He's trouble". In the process of Farmer Brow ...more
Molly Toomey
When Farmer Brown goes away on vacation and leaves notes for his brother, Bob, on how to take care of the animals, he makes sure to tell Bob that Duck can be trouble. However, Duck has already mixed things up! He writes his own notes, giving instructions on ordering pizza, giving baths to the pigs, and having a movie night for all the animals. This can be a good book to start with before having the students write notes or instructions in the classroom.
Jaja, Jiji, Cuac is the Spanish version of Giggle, Giggle, Quack, which is the sequel to Click, Clack, Moo. In this story, Farmer Brown leaves his brother Bob in charge of the farm, with the warning that Duck is a bit of a trouble-maker. Sure enough, Duck makes a few "minor" adjustments to the list of things to do that Farmer Brown has left behind. As a result, the animals have a grand old time...until Farmer Brown finds out!

Doreen Cronin's books are tons of fun, and they work wonderfully in st
This book is great for younger children who would laugh at the shenanigans the animals are getting into. Overall, I thought this book was just an enjoyable book to read to a couple kids one afternoon so that they would have a good laugh. One thing that it does show is how to follow directions the right way, instead of following them the wrong way like the farmer's brother. It's just an enjoyable book for any little one to hear.
After starting this book, I was very happy that the little one I was reading it to would not remember it.
I am not one for silly books that don't make much sense so that may be why I did not enjoy this book. A duck who can write? Not the type of story for me. Maybe when my little one is oldest enough to read books for himself, we'll take the book out again but for now, it's being added to the pile of books to put away.
"Giggle, Giggle, Quack" was written by the same author and and illustrated by the same illustrator as "Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type." I love both of these books. "Giggle, Giggle, Quack" shares a lot of similar attributes with it's brother "Click Clack Moo," and there are many things I love about it. The story occurs when Farmer Brown has to leave town for a vacation and asks his brother, Bob, to take care of the animals. Of course, the animals outsmart Bob and take advantage of the situation. ...more
Bailey Carlson
This book was so cute and fun to read! It is about a mischievous duck that plays jokes on the farmer's brother, who is watching and caring for the farm animals, while the farmer is out of town. Duck changes the notes left for the brother so they would say something that the animals would like way better than what they normally get, like bathing the pigs or having pizza for dinner. I really enjoyed reading this book because it had amazing watercolor illustrations that were animated but still cont ...more
When the farmer leaves on a trip, the animals decide to pull a practical joke on the humans. Duck is the instigator in this humorous tale in which he leads the other animals in several pranks before the farmer returns home.
This story is one that both boys and girls would enjoy. It is laugh out loud funny as you see the animals eating pizza and the pigs getting bubble baths! The illustrations are playfully done with simple watercolor pictures. The simplicity of the pictures went well with the li
Ch_hayley Medsker
From the same author of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, this book by Doreen Cronin is another silly tale of the farm animals at it again. In Giggle, Giggle, Quack, Farmer Brown has decided to take a vacation, and leaves his brother Bob in charge of the farm. Farmer Brown warns Bob about Duck, saying "He's trouble."
Of course, the barnyard animals take advantage of their freedom by writing suspicious notes, who Bob thinks are from Farmer Brown, requesting pizzas, movies, and much more! As expe
TheRLPL Rice Lake Public Library
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Another excellent book by Doreen Cronin! I loved how when farmer Brown goes on vacation he tells his brother to keep a close eye on duck and he does, however dick is the one writing all the notes supposedly left by Farmer Brown. This book is hilarious! My kids have loved almost every one of her books and this is another one of their favorites!:)
Megan Carr
Absolutely one of my favorite reads to my class of first graders. Farmer Brown decides to go on vacation and leave his brother in charge for a while. He knows that Duck is a troublemaker, but needs the rest. It is never good to be outnumbered by a bunch a smart animals! The animals on the farm group together and help Duck fool Farmer Brown's brother into giving them treats. Farmer Brown had left notes which Duck rewrites and fools his brother with. Who would've thought a duck could be so shifty? ...more
We follow a very mischievous duck who is the farm’s ring leader. While Farmer Brown goes on a much needed vacation, he puts his brother Bob in charge. Bob has been warned to keep a close eye on Duck and to follow his brother’s notes of instruction on daily task. The reader will be laughing along with the farm animals while watching how Bob completes the somewhat odd Tasks his brother has left him.
Lavin’s illustration goes very well with the story. I really enjoy the water color paintings. They p
Jourdan Aanenson
The crazy cows return when they want to get things from the farmer, The send him letters of things they want or they will go on protest.

The illustrations in this book are made with watercolors. It really excited children when they see so many different color abstracly on each page. The only borders are when the farmer gets the letter from the animals in a piece of paper in the form of a letter. When the animals make the noises Giggle, giggle quack, it is in a different font and it is in bold and
Annette Ruane
This is the second book I have read by the author and I am beginning to like the theme that the author and illustrator have. The water color illustrations and in keeping with the last book. The story has the same characters and the same plot. I have not looked up witch books were written first but I like that both related to each other and I didn’t have to read them in any order to have the book make sense. I wonder if the author did this on purpose or if the author had an intended order for the ...more
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Doreen Cronin was a practicing attorney in Manhattan when her first book Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type became a publishing success. But her book was not published overnight, in fact, she had written this barnyard tale even before attending law school but only received rejection letters from publishers. Five years after submitting the original manuscript she got a call from a publisher who want ...more
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