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Click, Clack, Splish, Splash: A Counting Adventure

3.66 of 5 stars 3.66  ·  rating details  ·  479 ratings  ·  94 reviews
1 farmer sleeping.

2 feet creeping

3 buckets piled high.

4 chickens standing by.

Duck is about to trick poor Farmer Brown once again. While the farmer is sleeping the afternoon away, Duck and the other animals are planning a most unusual fishing trip. Sneaking past Farmer Brown is going to be as easy as 1, 2, 3!

This numerical adventure for the very youngest Duck fans brings co

Paperback, 32 pages
Published 2006 by Scholastic
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Michelle McBeth
SUMMARY: Farmer Brown's animals are at it again with a typewriter and a plan. From one to ten the animals count the steps they need to take to accomplish their deed. 3 buckets piled high, 5 cows type a note, and 7 pigs lead the way. Once they are successful at liberating Farmer's goldfish and releasing them into the river, they count back down again.

ILLUSTRATIONS: The watercolor illustrations in this story are more simple than the ones in the ABC book making them more clear and easier to underst
Emily McCracken
Click Clack Splish Splash by Doreen Cronin is part of the Click Clack Moo series. In this book, the ducks are back at it and are going behind the Farmer's back and are planning a fishing trip. The book teaches children how to count by saying how many of each item there is in a fun rhythmic way; "1 Farmer sleeping; 2 feet creeping; 3 buckets piled high; 4 chickens standing by." This allows students to remember the order of numbers because in this book it makes it fun and easier to remember. The i ...more
Anna Dipprey
Click Clack Splish Splash is a silly book that helps teach counting. This book has super fun illustrations and they are colorful and bright to keep a child’s attention. I really liked this book and think I would read this to students in preparation to learning to count.
This book is definitely a read aloud book. The lines that rhyme would be very fun for kids to repeat, and because they do rhyme, students that are struggling with number order may learn by this rhyming device.
This book could also
Children's Counting Book
Cronin, Doreen. Click, Clack, Splish, Splash: A Counting Adventure (New York; Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2006)
Doreen Cronin's counting book has a silly storyline just like all her other books. She even mentions the cows from Click, Clack, Moo! The illustrations by Betsy Lewin are fantastic and very appealing. The illustrations in this book are done with watercolors. This book would be excellent to introduce numbers to a toddler. Moreover, Cronin also uses rhyming i
Jennifer Hackett
Tag: Counting Book Class 2

Cronin, Doreen. Click, Clack, Splish, Splash: A Counting Adventure (2006). One farmer falls asleep as his animals start to plan a fishing trip. Duck begins with 2 feet, 3 chickens arrange the getaway and with the help of the other animals they catch 10 fish. By counting backwards from 10 to 1 the farmer wakes up to fishy surprise. The large numbers are easy for a child to read. The animals keep the children’s attention. It’s entertaining to see the entire animal working
Jason Roop
Cronin, Doreen. (2006) Click, Clack, Splish, Splash: A Counting Adventure. New York; Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Category: counting (Kirkus star review)

This fun and humorous story would be a great introduction to counting for emerging readers. Farmer Brown and his barnyard animals are once again in this book by Cronin, in which a fishing trip is taking place. The watercolor illustrations are well done and will be enjoyed by children. I enjoyed this silly story just as much as I did Click Cla
A rescue effort and a counting book all in one. I liked it a lot. The duck and the other animals are trying to save the goldfish. While the farmer is sleeping the duck sneaks the fish out in water filled buckets. Then they release the fish into the pond. When the farmer wakes up he realizes what happened but by the then the goldfish are free. I liked this book because each animal had a part to play, especially in the counting. It begins with 1 sleeping farmer and 2 sneaking feet of the duck. The ...more
It took me a couple of reads to figure out how I could read this for the toddlers. I think I've got a way, though perhaps the older attendees will get more out of it. We'll see if I can fit the book in. I enjoy the illustrations.

4/6/10 & 4/8/10 I finally was able to read this one in a storytime! Before, I would run out of time or it just didn't seem the crowd for it. It turned out very well in both groups. We counted the items aloud. The parents joined in and it was really good. Funny how th
Israel Graves
Counting Books)I really think that this book is a great counting book for children. The illustrations are bright and eye catching which will help keep a childs attention. The illustrations fill up the page and that is very important for a picture book. The idea that the counting concept is given with a story line is important because alot of counting books just have a lot of random pictures of animals, people, body parts or objects to help them learn to count but this book instead has a story li ...more
Click, Clack, Splish, Splash is a counting book that I think many children would be interested in. The duck is at it again, and he is trying to trick Farmer Brown. Each page features a different number and that many of that number (1 Farmer sleeping, 2 feet creeping). This makes it easy for children to count each of the objects that are being discussed. At the same time as the counting, a story is also being told. The story begins on the title page that shows Farmer Brown feeding his fish in his ...more
Mary Borgese
Click, Clack, Splish, Splash by Doreen Cronin is such an amazing book that teaches young kids how to count. The creative illustrations by Betsy Lewin make this story the great book that it truly is! The use of fun color and detail for each object and character makes them pop out of the book! The illustrations really grab the readers attention along with the audience.
The storyline is hilarious and brings many smiles to kids of all ages. The book is about farm animals that creep and crawl around
Clara Bowman-Jahn
Why I love it: This counting book is especially cute in that the bare rhyming text tells an adorable farm story. Without waking the farmer all the animals carefully put the ten fish from his beloved aquarium back in the creek/pond/river. The humor just naturally flows. The illustrations showing the part of the story that can’t be told makes it especially funny. I think the preschooler set will laugh their heads off at this book.
Kaitlin Burke
Click, Clack, Splish, Splash by Doreen Cronin is about a duck that is going to trick Farmer Brown and plan an unusual fishing trip. The book incorporates numbers by counting to 10 and each page features a new number. This humorous book would be a great tool to introduce numbers to a young child that is learning to read. The book is very appealing the rhyming that happens through it and the great illustrations.
Cronin, D. & Lewin, B. (2006). Click, clack, splish, splash: a counting adventure. New York: Atheneum Books.

Category: counting book, picture storybook

This book is such a cute story about an unsuspecting farmer and animal antics! As he takes a nap, the barnyard crew sneaks around sneaking his beloved fish from the fishtank and gives them a new home, complete with a countdown to sendoff. You're left to guess what their motivation is. It is told in rhyme and so much more fun and interesting tha
This book isn't the strongest Cronin/Lewis collaboration, but it still is a darling book.

It does reinforce the order of numbers from one to ten, and back again, and it even manages to tell something of a cute little story along the way. The artworks goes a loooooong way in making this book truly work.

Annalise Michael
This counting adventure teaches children how to count while following farm animals on their mischievous adventure. "Click , Clack, Splish, Splash" takes readers on a counting journey, and they are able to count along with the animals as they fulfill their task. The 5 cows type a note, while the 6 goats load the boat. This journey is easy to follow and readers learn to count to ten two times. The illustrations are colorful and compliment the story. Children can view what the animals are doing as ...more
Dana Snyder
This counting adventure teaches children how to count while following farm animals on their mischievous adventure. "Click , Clack, Splish, Splash" takes readers on a counting journey, and they are able to count along with the animals as they fulfill their task. The 5 cows type a note, while the 6 goats load the boat. This journey is easy to follow and readers learn to count to ten two times. The illustrations are colorful and compliment the story. Children can view what the animals are doing as ...more
Jordan Caton
Click, Clack, Splish, Splash is a counting book. It goes through a story of different animals sneaking by and pranking the farmer. Each page has a number (incorporated in the sentence) with that amount of things. An example is 3 cans or 4 chickens. There is a consistency with the numbers which I think is important. I also like that it is a story, along with a counting book.

The illustrations are in watercolors and go very well with the story, considering there are animals playing around with wat
Rima Aroutiounian
"Click Clack, Splish, Splash" is a great book for learning new words, because it is rhyming and its a concept book. Great for toddlers. 1. Farmer Sleeping, 2. Feet creeping. Every phrase has a sequential number next to it as well for learning numbers too.
Click, Clack, Splish, Splash, by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin, 2006, is a fun book on counting. While the farmer sleeps, his animals go fishing! Very cute and fun for introducing the concept of counting to little children.
Ruth Lyons
This book is about the farm animals adventure to return the farmers fish to the pond. Each animal has a job they perform. As the book progesses it counts up to ten then back down again.

This book would be good for a beginning reader because of the simple words. IT would also be good for two year olds and preschoolers who are learning to count and recognize numbers.

The illustrations are outined with dark broad lines which would make it easy for children to recognize what the animal object it is ca
Shelby Winstead
This book was absolutely precious. I loved the illustrations and the quirky story line. This is a counting book about some farm animals getting into mischief while the farmer is asleep, completely unaware. The book is very well written and appropriate for grades K-3 probably. Younger kids will absolutely love this book, for sure. At the end of the book, the farmer wakes up to find the huge mess that the animals have left while he was sleeping. It is a book laced with humor and I really enjoyed r ...more
Click Clack, Splish, Splash by Doreen Cronin is great to read to a child who is learning to count. While taking the reader through a story, we must count the animals to get to the next page. It goes through a story of different animals sneaking by and pranking the farmer, which made me laugh. Children can view what the animals are doing as well as count the number of animals on the page. I love the illustrations because they are simple and childish and accompany the story very well. This book co ...more
We were already too old to be the target for this book, but we so loved Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type that we had to read this, too. It was amusing.
Another simple counting and revers counting book that uses the characters from Click Clack Moo. the illustrations were cute, but I loved the focus on the Click Clack Moo.
Jen Goeden
This book is a counting adventure of farm animals from going forward and backwards. In the middle of the store the animals go fishing.

The book Click, Clack, Splish, Splash is in a squared shaped book and also hardcover. There is a title page with the title, author, and illustrate name. The dedication page and publication page is in the back on one page. The pictures in the store look like they are made with water colors. There are a lot of white spots in the book. The front is big and bold easy
Sarah Sammis
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Eva Leger
Jul 16, 2010 Eva Leger rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Eva by: library
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Another cute, enjoyable Doreen Cronin book! The few that Julia and I have read lead me to believe Cronin's books with these farm animals are all similiar and even though we enjoy these characters I'm excited to see if she has others with different characters.
These books of Cronin's are perfect for toddlers and while teaching a toddler to count this could come in mighty handy. Julia loved that the animals gathered the fish from under the farmers nose and set them free and I, once again, loved th
Kathryn Cullen
This book counts up to 10 by using objects such as farmers, feet, animals that children will recognize.I think this book is very well illustrated.The characters are charming. This books does a good job showing the importance between counting and learning to count for young learners. I like that the numbers are big enough for the readers to see. I also like the engaging rhyme that is memorable for readers to remember. However, I did not like that the spelling of the numbers are not located anywhe ...more
Very cute story and great illustrations! This picture book could be used to teach predicting- where are all the animals going? and summarizing- what did the animals do?
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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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